# CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE

CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE Patent applications | ||

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20150046315 | SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MARKETS DURING A STOP LOSS TRIGGER - A system mitigates the effects of a market spike caused by the triggering and the election of a conditional order in an automated matching system. The system includes evaluation logic, delay logic, pricing logic and timing logic. The evaluation logic monitors conditional orders submitted to a trading engine and is configured to compare a price of an order to a first predefined price range. The delay logic delays matching of the orders submitted to the trading engine when the price of the orders lie outside of the first predefined price range. The pricing logic derives an opening price to be used by the trading engine. The timing logic measures a time interval used to delay a matching of the orders until the opening price is within a predefined price range up to a maximum delay time set by a control center. A method of mitigating the effect of a market spike caused by the triggering and the election of a conditional order includes monitoring conditional orders submitted to the trading engine. The method compares the price of a conditional order to a first predefined price range and delays the matching of orders submitted to the trading engine when the price of the conditional order lies outside of the first predetermined price range. The method derives an opening price to be used by the trading engine; and measures a time interval used to delay the matching of the orders until the opening price is within a predefined price range up to a maximum delay time set by a control center. | 02-12-2015 |

20140351169 | SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MARGINING FIXED PAYOFF PRODUCTS - A system and method is disclosed for determining performance bonds for fixed payoff products, i.e. contracts which payoff a fixed amount based on the outcome of an underlying event regardless of the value thereof. The worst outcome of the overall portfolio, which may contain more multiple instruments, is calculated, allowing the portfolio to have both long and short positions on the same underlying event and offsets among instruments within the portfolio. A universe of outcomes is constructed including single events with single outcomes, and the probability thereof, and single events with multiple outcomes, each with a probability thereof. Each outcome has an associated price and probability. Low probability events will have low values, resulting in a lower margin requirement. The margin requirement is then the amount of the maximum loss that the portfolio can sustain for any possible outcome of the underlying event, adjusted for the probability thereof. | 11-27-2014 |

20140244472 | CROSS-CURRENCY IMPLIED SPREADS - A system can include a first computer hardware means for identifying a first available order book for a first available product listed on an exchange and a second available order book for a second available product listed on the exchange, the first available product comprising a first component and the second available product comprising a second component, the first and the second components being part of a new product. The system can also include a second computer hardware means for generating a new order book for the new product based on the first and second available products. The system can also include a third computer hardware means for causing the new product to be listed on the exchange such that subsequently received orders to buy or sell the new product are matched based on the new order book or entered into the new order book. | 08-28-2014 |

20140074680 | Futures Exchange Support of Spot Trading - A computer system associated with spot market trading in a particular subject matter may communicate with a computer system associated with trading in futures contracts or options in futures contracts for the subject matter. The communications may include pricing data for at least one of futures contracts or options in futures contracts for the subject matter, which pricing data may be used for spot market pricing. The communications may also include communications regarding futures hedging of spot trading in the subject matter. | 03-13-2014 |

20130282547 | Exchange-Traded Basis Derivative Contracts - An exchange computer system creates, trades and/or otherwise manages basis derivative contracts. At maturity, a basis derivative contract may have two components. A first component may require a party to the basis derivative contract to make or take some type of delivery related to a particular subject matter. A second component may require the basis derivative contractee to accept a further obligation under one or more derivative contracts related to the subject matter. | 10-24-2013 |

20130232051 | Cross-Currency Implied Spreads - The disclosed systems and methods relate to allowing trading of over the counter (“OTC”) foreign exchange (“FX”) contracts on a centralized matching and clearing mechanism, such as that of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's (“CME”'s) futures exchange system (the “Exchange”). The disclosed systems and methods allow for anonymous transactions, centralized clearing, efficient settlement and the provision of risk management/credit screening mechanisms to lower risk, reduce transaction costs and improve the liquidity in the FX market place. In particular, the disclosed embodiments increase speed of execution facilitating growing demand for algorithmic trading, increased price transparency, lower cost of trading, customer to customer trading, and automated asset allocations, recurring trades as well as clearing and settlement efficiencies. | 09-05-2013 |

20130159211 | System and Method for Efficiently Using Collateral for Risk Offset - A system and method for analyzing correlation between the assets given by the trader for collateral and that trader's open positions is disclosed. Thus, if the collateral is correlated to the trader's open positions, then some offset can be given. If there is no correlation than the collateral is valued in the conventional way. For example, if a trader provides t-bills as collateral for an account that has open positions (e.g. short futures) in T-bills, than that trader's account can be credited with some offset since the value of T-bills and T-bill futures are highly correlated. | 06-20-2013 |

20130041843 | Pricing a Swap Financial Product Using a Non-Par Value - Computer readable media, methods, and apparatuses may be configured for processing a plurality of yields, each of the yields corresponding to a different maturity date, determining a plurality of floating payments based on the yields, determining a plurality of fixed payments based on a fixed interest rate, determining a present value of the floating payments, determining a present value of the fixed payments, and generating a quote for a swap financial product as a function of the present value of the floating payments and the present value of the fixed payments. | 02-14-2013 |

20130041799 | Pricing a Forward Rate Agreement Financial Product Using a Non-Par Value - Computer readable media, methods, and apparatuses may be configured for processing a yield of a first financial instrument, determining a single floating rate payment based on the yield, determining a single fixed rate payment based on a fixed interest rate, determining a present value of the single floating rate payment, determining a present value of the single fixed rate payment, and generating a quote for a forward rate agreement index financial product as a function of the present value of the single floating rate payment and the present value of the single fixed rate payment. | 02-14-2013 |

20120330816 | Controlling Implied Markets During a Stop Loss Trigger - A system mitigates the effects of a market spike caused by the triggering and the election of a conditional order in an automated matching system. Conditional orders submitted to a trading engine are evaluated to compare a price of an order to a predetermined price range. Matching of the orders may be delayed when the price of the orders lies outside of the predetermined price range. An opening price to be used by the trading engine is derived and a time interval is used to delay a matching of the orders until the opening price is within a predetermined price range up to a maximum delay time set by a control center. Implied spreads are also removed until other instruments within a trading unit are verified open. | 12-27-2012 |

20120317055 | System and Method for Flexible Spread Participation - A system and method for risk analysis of a portfolio of derivative products is disclosed which is conducted based on a set of flexible rules. The system and method allow creating predefined sets of products for the purpose of future risk offsets. If a futures trade as a subset of that set of products that met a threshold level, then the subset is assigned the offset value (or a pro rata or other portion of the offset value) of the predefined set. For example, assume that the predefined set consists of one S&P 500 futures, one NASDAQ futures, one S&P Midcap 400 futures and one Russell 1000 futures and the threshold is three. If the futures trader holds any three of those four futures, the three futures can be grouped, assigned an offset value, and this group can be used as one asset for purpose of further risk offsets. | 12-13-2012 |

20120303550 | System and Method for Using Diversification Spreading for Risk Offset - A computer-implemented method for analyzing a risk offset associated with a portfolio including a plurality of products traded on an exchange is disclosed. The method includes comparing a first market response of a first product in the portfolio with a second market response of a second product in the portfolio where the first and second market responses result from a change in market data, calculating an offsetting effect between the first market response and the second market response where the first and second market responses are substantially different responses to the same change in the market data, determining a diversification spread based on the offsetting effect derived between the first product and the second product, calculating a diversification spread credit based on the determined diversification spread, and adjusting a margin requirement for the portfolio based on the diversification spread credit. | 11-29-2012 |

20120303512 | Transformation of a Multi-Leg Security Definition for Calculation of Implied Orders in an Electronic Trading System - An electronic trading system utilizes a Match Engine that receives orders, stores them internally, calculates tradable combinations and advertises the availability of real and implied orders in the form of market data. New tradable items defined as combinations of other tradable items may be included in the calculation of tradable combinations. A technique is disclosed for transforming a combination or strategy contract with an arbitrary number of buy and sell legs with an arbitrary volume ratio for each leg into a form that can be used for rapid implied order calculations. | 11-29-2012 |

20120271755 | Ratio Spreads for Contracts of Different Sizes in Implied Market Trading - A method for matching orders is provided. The method includes receiving a first order for a product, the first order specifying a first volume, receiving a second order for the product, the second order specifying a second volume, wherein the first volume is different than the second volume, generating an implied order based on a ratio spread defined between the first order and the second order, and matching a third order with the implied order. | 10-25-2012 |

20120259798 | Scanning Based Spreads Using a Hedge Ratio Non-Linear Optimization Model - The disclosed embodiments utilize hedge ratios to determine the optimal hedge ratio and associated scanning spread. This tells traders what ratios of the quantities of products they should have in their portfolio in order to maintain the status of the portfolios as delta neutral, i.e. be delta hedged, and receive optimal margin credits therefore. | 10-11-2012 |

20080235150 | MARKET ANALYTICS - Systems, devices, and methods for historical market analytics are disclosed. Regulatory investigators/analysts and people interested in analyzing markets and market trends may analyze archived market data for a particular historical timeframe in a plurality of levels. Examples of market analytics systems allow users to query archived data for a market of financial instruments. In response to a query, the market analytics system displays order information for a selected prior timeframe, including multiple levels of best bids/asks for a selected financial instrument. The historical market data may be displayed in a grid format to show how the displayed levels change over time during the timeframe. | 09-25-2008 |