Tradedesk Updates

On September 18, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of five SPX Market-Maker trading spaces as identified in the map image below. Although subject to change, the Exchange expects the original SPX trading space assignee to return to the spot, on October 1, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective October 8, 2020 for the EDGX Options ("EDGX") Exchange and October 9, 2020 for the Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), and C2 Options ("C2") Exchanges, support will be added for the SecurityType (FIX Tag 167) field on the optional Trade Cancel/Correct message. Also, effective October 9, 2020, Cboe will add support for the SecurityType field on multiple FIX Execution Reports sent for trades executed on the Cboe Trading Floor. Please click the title for complete details.

Activation of PAR Cancel Button
September 16, 2020

Effective September 21, 2020, Cboe Options will update trading floor tools and procedures to allow PAR Officials to cancel marketable orders that cannot be executed on the trading floor. Please click the title for complete information.

Cboe is pleased to announce that effective September 21, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will begin listing S&P 500 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index options. Please click the title for complete details.

On September 14, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space. Although subject to change, the Exchange expects the original SPX trading space assignee to return to the spot, on September 16, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Global Markets will join other market participants in observing a one-minute moment of silence at 9:20 a.m. ET this morning to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and honor the victims, survivors, and their families. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective October 12, 2020, Cboe will sunset the legacy MassCancel (FIX Tag 7693) and MassCancelLockout (FIX Tag 7697) instructions currently supported in FIX and BOE protocols on the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On September 10, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Although subject to change, the Exchange expects the original SPX trading space assignee to return to the spot, on September 14, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Please be advised that OCC Clearing #586, assigned to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been terminated as a valid Clearing Number for trades executed on the Cboe Options and C2 Options Exchanges as of the close of business September 8, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Please be advised that OCC Clearing #573, assigned to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been terminated as a valid Clearing Number for trades executed on the BZX Options and EDGX Options Exchanges as of the close of business September 4, 2020. OCC Clearing #573 will be terminated as a valid Clearing Number for trades executed on the Cboe Options and C2 Options Exchanges as of the close of business September 8, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Silexx is excited to announce the following enhancements: Please click title for complete details

Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will introduce a new order type, FLEX Delta-Adjusted at Close ("DAC"), that will be accepted during the Regular Trading Hours ("RTH") session. DAC orders are limit orders for FLEX options that execute intraday and receive a delta-adjusted price based on that day's official closing price of the underlying security or index value. The effective date has been postponed until a future date, pending regulatory approval. The new effective date will be communicated in a future notice. Please click the title for complete details.

Please be advised that OCC Clearing #586, assigned to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been terminated as a valid Clearing Number for trades executed on the Cboe Options and C2 Options Exchanges as of the close of business September 4, 2020. Please click the title for more details.

Please be advised that OCC Clearing #573, assigned to Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., has been terminated as a valid Clearing Number for trades executed on the Cboe Options, C2 Options, BZX Options, and EDGX Options Exchanges as of the close of business September 4, 2020. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe will introduce FLEX Micro Options on the indices listed below. FLEX Micro Options will be available with a contract multiplier of 1, rather than the conventional 100. The effective date has been postponed until a future date, pending regulatory approval. The new effective date will be communicated in a future notice. Please click the title for complete details.

This notice is being issued to provide information regarding the Cboe Options Virtual Trading Floor (VTF) to be utilized, pending regulatory approval, if the Cboe Options Trading Floor located at 400 South LaSalle became inoperable. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe has identified an issue where historical Options Multicast PITCH files reported a message length one byte too short for any message containing the Trade Condition field. This issue only affects the historical files that are available for download on the Customer Web Portal. Effective September 8, 2020, this issue will be corrected. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On September 1, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe is pleased to announce that effective September 21, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will begin listing S&P 500 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Index options, subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective September 9, 2020, for the Cboe Options Exchange ("C1"), the FloorDestination (FIX Tag 22100) field on FIX Execution Reports, returned as an acknowledgement by the system upon order receipt, and BOE Order Acknowledgements will be updated to return either the PAR workstation ID to which an order was routed or with “PARO” when an order was routed to the Floor PAR Official of the underlying symbol. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe plans to move out of 400 S. La Salle in Chicago. In preparation for this move, please be advised that in August 2020 for C2 Options Exchange (“C2 Options”) and in September 2020 for Cboe Futures Exchange (“CFE”), the Disaster Recovery (“DR”) environments will be relocated from 400 S. La Salle (Chicago) to reside at 350 Cermak (Chicago) with our other equities and options DR platforms. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective September 18, 2020, Cboe will introduce FLEX Micro Options on the indices listed below, pending regulatory review. FLEX Micro Options will be available with a contract multiplier of 1, rather than the conventional 100. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective September 25, 2020, Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2") and EDGX Options ("EDGX") Exchanges will add the Purge Notification message on order entry ports for both FIX and BOE protocols. Additionally, a fourth acknowledgment style will be added to the MassCancelInst (FIX Tag 7700) field. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020 and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On August 20, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020 and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On August 20, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 24, 2020, Members will be required to use a new process other than compensation requests to request rebates for Reversal trades executed for position reassignments on the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective September 18, 2020, Cboe will introduce FLEX Micro Options on the indices listed below, pending regulatory review. FLEX Micro Options will be available with a contract multiplier of 1, rather than the conventional 100. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On August 13, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of two SPX Market-Maker trading spaces as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective October 12, 2020, Cboe will sunset the legacy MassCancel (FIX Tag 7693) and MassCancelLockout (FIX Tag 7697) instructions currently supported in FIX and BOE protocols on the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 21, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange ("C1") will begin support for open outcry trading of all combinations of S&P 500 Index Options (SPX/SPXW) versus Russel 2000 Index options (RUT/RUTW) multi-class spreads (SPX/RUT; SPX/RUTW; SPXW/RUT; SPXW/RUTW). Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On August 7, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 28, 2020, the Options FIX and BOE protocols will be updated to expand support for the ClearingOptionalData (FIX Tag 9324) field, currently supported on order entry messages, to also include cancel and reject messages. This enhancement will be supported on the BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options ("EDGX") Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Global Markets Completes Acquisition of MATCHNow. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 7, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange ("C1") and EDGX Options Exchange ("EDGX") will implement a change to the eligibility for stock-option orders (e.g., buy-writes, etc.) processed electronically via COA, COB, AIM, SAM and QCC. The current process uses the quantity on the largest option leg versus number of shares to determine whether the order is within the required ratio of 8 options to 100 shares. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 26, 2020, for the Cboe Options Exchange ("C1"), the FloorDestination (FIX Tag 22100) field on FIX Execution Reports, returned as an acknowledgement by the system upon order receipt, and BOE Order Acknowledgements will be updated to return either the PAR workstation ID to which an order was routed or with “PARO” when an order was routed to the Floor PAR Official of the underlying symbol. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe plans to move out of 400 S. La Salle in Chicago. In preparation for this move, please be advised that in August 2020 for C2 Options Exchange (“C2 Options”) and in September 2020 for Cboe Futures Exchange (“CFE”), the Disaster Recovery (“DR”) environments will be relocated from 400 S. La Salle (Chicago) to reside at 350 Cermak (Chicago) with our other equities and options DR platforms. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 30, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 3, 2020, for EDGX Options (“EDGX”) and August 4, 2020, for BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), and C2 Options (“C2”) Exchanges reject and cancel messages following a mass cancel event will distinguish between whether the mass cancel was initiated by the Exchange or by the user. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 5, 2020, Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2") and EDGX Options ("EDGX") Exchanges will support new Drill-Through Protection values for simple limit, complex limit, and complex market orders. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 10, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”) and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) will offer Penserra via NYSE Chicago as an additional stock leg crossing destination for Qualified Contingent Cross (“QCC”) orders. Cboe Silexx will also support routing to Penserra upon the effective date. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 24, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 23, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of two SPX Market-Maker trading spaces as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 21, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 22, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 21, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space as identified in the map image below. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately for today, July 21, 2020, the DPM Persistence policy presently in place for Cboe Options will be enforced for EDGX Options. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.50(g)(1), the Exchange rebalances the option class appointment unit tiers, excluding the “AA” tier, every calendar quarter based on national average daily volume (ADV), which may result in additions or deletions to each tier’s composition. When a class changes tiers, it is assigned the appointment weight of the new tier. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020, and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On July 16, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of two SPX Market-Maker trading spaces. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately, a TPH firm is no longer required to notify Membership Services when substituting trading floor personnel with another firm individual, as long as that individual meets all requirements for access to Cboe facilities (i.e., fingerprinting, active access card, signed waiver, etc.). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 7, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange ("C1") and EDGX Options Exchange ("EDGX") will implement a change to the eligibility for stock-option orders (e.g., buy-writes, etc.) processed electronically via COA, COB, AIM, SAM and QCC. The current process uses the quantity on the largest option leg versus number of shares to determine whether the order is within the required ratio of 8 options to 100 shares. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 7, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange ("C1") will implement a change to the eligibility for stock-option orders (e.g., buy-writes, etc.) processed electronically via COA, COB, AIM, SAM and QCC. The current process uses the quantity on the largest option leg versus number of shares to determine whether the order is within the required ratio of 8 options to 100 shares. Please click the title for complete details.

Applicable Cboe Exchange: Cboe Options Effective Monday, July 13, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will release a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation. PULSe users will be notified in advance of the rollout to their specific Cboe trading floor terminals. Please click the title for complete details.

Applicable Cboe Exchanges: Cboe Options, EDGX Options Currently on the Cboe Options and EDGX Options, Designated Primary Market-Makers are required to register all DPM classes under an electronic Market-Maker ID (“MMID”) in the Customer Web Portal. Similarly, on C1 Options, Lead Market-Makers are required to register all LMM classes under an electronic MMID in the Customer Web Portal. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Silexx has been enhanced to offer additional functionality. As part of this process, Cboe will host a discussion regarding the new functionality via a remote town hall to be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. CT. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective October 12, 2020, Cboe will sunset the legacy MassCancel (FIX Tag 7693) and MassCancelLockout (FIX Tag 7697) instructions currently supported in FIX and BOE protocols on the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) has rescheduled the introduction of a new order type, FLEX Delta-Adjusted at Close ("DAC"), that will be accepted during the Regular Trading Hours ("RTH") session, to be effective Monday, September 14, 2020, subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective July 10, 2020 , Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will restrict usage of the BOE Quoting Interface to Market Makers only, subject to regulatory review. In addition, quotes with zero value SendTime will be rejected. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 3, 2020, for EDGX Options (“EDGX”) and August 4, 2020, for BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), and C2 Options (“C2”) Exchanges reject and cancel messages following a mass cancel event will distinguish between whether the mass cancel was initiated by the Exchange or by the user. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 10, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”) and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) will offer Penserra via NYSE Chicago as an additional stock leg crossing destination for Qualified Contingent Cross (“QCC”) orders. Cboe Silexx will also support routing to Penserra upon the effective date. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective July 24, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will add a new optional FIX protocol instruction intended to provide additional client information by Contra party on two-sided auction orders. This new field will be entitled AllocAdditionalClientInfo (FIX Tag 22027). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for SPX options (including SPX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the SPX/SPXW GTH LMM no later than 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday June 30, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for SPX options (including SPX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the SPX/SPXW GTH LMM no later than 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday June 30, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for VIX options (including VIX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the VIX/VIXW GTH LMM no later than 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday June 30, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for VIX options (including VIX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the VIX/VIXW GTH LMM no later than 4:00 pm ET on Monday June 29, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective today, June 29, 2020, Cboe Options implemented a new maximum active order threshold safeguard on PAR terminals used by floor brokers, with the maximum active order threshold set to 999. This feature has been deactivated and a new effective date will be communicated in a future notice. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective July 10, 2020 , Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will restrict usage of the BOE Quoting Interface to Market Makers only, subject to regulatory review. In addition, quotes with zero value SendTime will be rejected. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Silexx is excited to announce the following enhancements: Please click title for complete details.

Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for VIX options (including VIX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the VIX/VIXW GTH LMM no later than 4:00 pm ET on Monday June 29, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker (“LMM”) role in the Global Trading Hours (“GTH”) session for SPX options (including SPX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the SPX/SPXW GTH LMM no later than 4:00 pm ET on Monday June 29, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 29, 2020, Cboe Options will implement a new maximum active order threshold safeguard on PAR terminals used by floor brokers. The maximum active order threshold will be set to 999. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Options will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker role in the Regular Trading Hours session for MXEA and MXEF options. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective July 1, 2020, additional details will be included in the Cboe Options (“C1”) Consolidated Tier Report. This report provides month-to-date figures related to a TPH’s tier satisfaction impacting C1 billing. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) reopened its trading floor June 15, 2020 and in order to maximize the use of the SPX Market-Maker trading spaces, a lottery process was established for the temporary use of vacant trading spaces. On June 19, 2020, the Exchange will conduct a lottery for the temporary use of one SPX Market-Maker trading space. Please click the title for complete details.

This notice is being issued to remind TPHs that disinfecting and deep cleaning of the Cboe trading floor will occur on a daily basis. Please click the title for more details.

On June 15, 2020, Cboe Exchange, Inc. ("Cboe Options" or "the Exchange") will reopen the Cboe Options’ trading floor. Effective on that date, the changes implemented by Rule 5.24(e), Loss of Trading Floor, including the provision providing for an electronic version of compression, previously announced in March will no longer apply. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 15, 2020, Cboe Options will introduce new PAR Outage Button functionality which will allow PAR brokers to document the original open outcry execution time for retroactively entered orders in the event of a system malfunction or disruption. Please click title for complete details.

Effective June 15, 2020, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) will reopen its trading floor and resume trading operations on the floor in a modified manner. The configuration of certain trading crowds, including SPX, will be modified to incorporate social distancing and provide for the safety and welfare of individuals that access the trading floor, as well as comply with local and state health and safety guidelines. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 15, 2020, Cboe Options (the “Exchange”) will reopen its trading floor and resume trading operations on the floor in a modified manner. The configuration of certain trading crowds, including SPX, will be modified to incorporate social distancing and provide for the safety and welfare of individuals that access the trading floor, as well as comply with local and state health and safety guidelines. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective on the Cboe Options Exchange for Friday, June 12, 2020, the minimum price check for SPX, SPXW, and VIX diagonal spreads will be updated to -$50.00. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 15, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”) Exchange will introduce PAR enhancements to support CAT reporting. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 15, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will implement three changes related to complex index option orders on Cboe proprietary index classes that contain a "combo" portion. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe intends to re-open the Cboe Options trading floor on Monday June 15, 2020. As part of this process, Cboe will host a discussion regarding the re-opening of the trading floor via a remote town hall to be held on Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. CT. Please click the title for more details.

The floor reopening was previously scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020. The decision to postpone the reopening is in light of closures across the city of Chicago and limited access to the area surrounding the Cboe building. Cboe has postponed the re-opening of the Cboe Options trading floor until Monday, June 15, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced, Cboe plans to move out of 400 S. La Salle in Chicago. In preparation for this move, please be advised that in August 2020 for C2 Options Exchange (“C2 Options”) and in September 2020 for Cboe Futures Exchange (“CFE”), the Disaster Recovery (“DR”) environments will be relocated from 400 S. La Salle (Chicago) to reside at 350 Cermak (Chicago) with our other equities and options DR platforms. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe is pleased to announce the acquisition of Trade Alert, a leading provider of real-time alerts and order flow analysis. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Trade Alert President and Founder Henry Schwartz and his team join Cboe. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options (“Cboe Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 5.10 and C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe intends to re-open the Cboe Options trading floor on Monday June 8, 2020. To further support the return of personnel to the trading floor, two weekend tests are scheduled on Saturday May 30 and Saturday June 6, as detailed below. This notice has been updated with a link to the TPH playbook in the Additional Information section. Please click the title for complete details.

As a reminder, VIX options (symbol: VIXW) and VX futures (symbol: VX22/M0) that have an expiration date of Tuesday, June 2, 2020, will also settle on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe intends to re-open the Cboe Options trading floor on Monday June 8, 2020. As part of this process, Cboe will host a discussion regarding the re-opening of the trading floor via a remote town hall to be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. CT. To further support the return of personnel to the trading floor, two weekend tests are scheduled. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 16, 2020, Cboe closed the Cboe Options Exchange (the “Exchange”) trading floor in Chicago until further notice related to the COVID-19 virus. Effective June 8, 2020, Cboe Options will reopen its trading floor and resume trading operations on the floor in a modified manner. In order to help protect the safety and welfare of persons on the trading floor given the circumstances of COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice, Trading Permit Holders and associated persons and employees of Trading Permit Holders (collectively, “TPHs”) accessing the Exchange’s facilities at 400 South LaSalle, including the trading floor, (the “Facilities”) must follow the practices set forth below. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective July 20, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will introduce a new order type, FLEX Delta-Adjusted at Close ("DAC"), that will be accepted during the Regular Trading Hours ("RTH") session, subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 27, 2020, Cboe will change message rate limits for Risk Reset, Mass Cancel, and Purge Order messages on all Cboe Options Exchanges. On the effective date, configuration changes will be made to the BOE/FIX order handler processes and purge port processes to change the limit for the rate at which unique Risk Reset messages and identical Mass Cancel or Purge Orders messages will be accepted by the system. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 5, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”), BZX Options (“BZX”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will make a change to the acceptance of the MassCancelID field (FIX Tag 7695) for both the FIX and BOE Protocols. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective August 3, 2020, for EDGX Options (“EDGX”) and August 4, 2020, for BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), and C2 Options (“C2”) Exchanges reject and cancel messages following a mass cancel event will distinguish between whether the mass cancel was initiated by the Exchange or by the user. If a mass cancel event is Exchange-initiated, a more specific event type will be identified on the reject message. Additionally, the RiskReset field (FIX Tag 7692) contains new values to provide release of lockout conditions without resetting any counters related to the risk rule. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will release a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation which will allow entry and routing of multiple contras on simple AIM and QCC orders. A preference of routing one or multiple contras on AIM and QCC orders has also been added. Please click the title for complete details.

In response to recent easing of social distancing requirements related to COVID-19, Cboe is preparing to be able to re-open the Cboe Options trading floor in the near future. As part of this process, Cboe will host a discussion regarding the re-opening of the trading floor via a remote town hall to be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm CT. Please click the title for complete details.

In response to recent easing of social distancing requirements related to COVID-19, Cboe is preparing to be able to re-open the Cboe Options trading floor in the near future. As part of this process, Cboe will host a discussion regarding the re-opening of the trading floor via a remote town hall to be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm CT. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 1, 2020, Cboe Options Exchanges will only accept option strike listing requests from Cboe Trading Permit Holders (TPHs). Please click the title for more details.

Cboe Global Markets has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MATCHNow, the largest equities alternative trading system (ATS) in Canada, from Virtu Financial, Inc. Cboe’s planned acquisition of Toronto-based MATCHNow will give us a foothold in one of the world’s leading equities markets. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 9, 2020, Cboe will update the names of multiple symbol reference files to include a reference to the applicable exchange as well as the addition of the text 'symbol_reference' . These changes will be implemented for the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges as well as Cboe Futures (“CFE”). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective June 9, 2020, Cboe will update the names of multiple symbol reference files to include a reference to the applicable exchange. These changes will be implemented for the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges as well as Cboe Futures (“CFE”). Please click the title for complete details.

Applicable Cboe Exchanges: Cboe Options, BZX Options, EDGX Options, C2 Options Effective July 1, 2020, pending regulatory approval, the Cboe Options Exchanges will implement new Penny Interval Program listing requirements in accordance with the OLPP amendment approved April 1, 2020. This program will be replacing the former Penny Pilot program on the effective date. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.10, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (TPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 13, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”), BZX Options Exchange (“BZX”), C2 Options Exchange (“C2”), and EDGX Options Exchange (“EDGX”) will release enhancements to improve the handling of post-trade clearing edits, including allocations/splits, performed in the Clearing Editor. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 15, 2020, a list of firm EFIDs and associated OCC IDs will be made available for reference in the Customer Web Portal. A link will be available for each of the four Options Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 27, 2020, Cboe will change message rate limits for Risk Reset, Mass Cancel, and Purge Order messages on all Cboe Options Exchanges. On the effective date, configuration changes will be made to the BOE/FIX order handler processes and purge port processes to change the limit for the rate at which unique Risk Reset messages and identical Mass Cancel or Purge Orders messages will be accepted by the system. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 27, 2020, Cboe will change message rate limits for Risk Reset, Mass Cancel, and Purge Order messages on all Cboe Options Exchanges. On the effective date, configuration changes will be made to the BOE/FIX order handler processes and purge port processes to change the limit for the rate at which unique Risk Reset messages and identical Mass Cancel or Purge Orders messages will be accepted by the system. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 8, 2020, Cboe U.S. Options Exchanges (BZX, Cboe, C2, and EDGX Options) will remove the support for tracking of gross and net notional exposure on FIX and BOE ports. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective immediately, TPHs wishing to receive a waiver of fees and applicable surcharges for qualifying electronic compression trades will also be able to mark such orders as compression utilizing the FIX/BOE Compression field, as well as via PULSE and Silexx applications. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 13, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”), BZX Options Exchange (“BZX”), C2 Options Exchange (“C2”), and EDGX Options Exchange (“EDGX”) will release enhancements to improve the handling of post-trade clearing edits, including allocations/splits, performed in the Clearing Editor. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 1, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”) and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will introduce enhancements to the Product Solicitation and Allocation process. Please click the title for more details.

Effective July 10, 2020, Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will restrict usage of the BOE Quoting Interface to Market Makers only, subject to regulatory review. In addition, quotes with zero value SendTime will be rejected. Please click the title for complete details.

Beginning Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchanges will list new replacement standard 3rd Friday monthly expirations for Equity ETP and Index options on the Thursday morning prior to, rather than on the first business morning after, the standard 3rd Friday expiration. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 1, 2020, Cboe will update the Obvious Error and the Mutual Adjust/Bust forms available on the Cboe website and via the Cboe Customer Web Portal. Along with general user interface updates, the below changes will be instituted. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 1, 2020, Cboe will update the Obvious Error and the Mutual Adjust/Bust forms available on the Cboe website and via the Cboe Customer Web Portal. Along with general user interface updates, the below changes will be instituted. Please click the title for complete details.

Applicable Cboe Exchange: Cboe Options Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, the PULSe Trader Workstation will add support for the optional TerminalOperatorID field (FIX Tag 22021). Support for this tag does not require a PULSe upgrade or a front end change. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective May 1, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”) and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will introduce enhancements to the Product Solicitation and Allocation process. These enhancements will allow Designated Primary Market-Makers (DPMs) to utilize the Customer Web Portal to make selections for new product solicitations and current product re-allocations for each exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 22, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will implement updates for the handling of complex VIX and VIXW orders with an OrderCapacity (47) value of M (Market Maker) or N (Away Market Maker). VIX and VIXW complex orders are only supported on C1. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 24, 2020, Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will restrict usage of the BOE Quoting Interface to Market Makers only, subject to regulatory review. In addition, orders with zero value SendTime will be rejected. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Silexx is excited to announce effective today, April 16, 2020, direct market access to the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) for listed (proprietary and multi-list products) options is now supported, in addition to FLEX options. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.50(g)(1), the Exchange rebalances the option class appointment unit tiers, excluding the “AA” tier, every calendar quarter based on national average daily volume (ADV), which may result in additions or deletions to each tier’s composition. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 13, 2020, Cboe Options, C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will support an increased leg quantity for complex orders. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 7, 2020, all exchange fees and applicable surcharges will be waived for SPX and SPXW compression trades. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 13, 2020, Cboe Options (C1) will discontinue the Report2Web website and reports will no longer be accessible via the website. Report2Web contains legacy C1 historical billing and trade reports for trading activity to October 7, 2019. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, Clearing Members may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, Clearing Members may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 9, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will make updates to the FIX order entry protocol to correctly populate and send the LeavesQty (FIX Tag 151) field on single-leg instrument fills that result from a complex instrument execution. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 7, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will add two new optional FIX Tags intended to provide terminal operator information and additional client information from TPHs using terminals (such as PULSe or Silexx). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will release a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation which will allow entry and routing of multiple contras on complex AIM and QCC orders. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options and BZX Options Rule 21.12, Clearing Members may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.10 and C2 Options Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 6, 2020, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) is reinstating the initial minimum quote size requirements for intraday electronic bids and offers in the SPX group of series described in Cboe Options Regulatory Circular 19-032. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options and BZX Options Rule 21.12, Clearing Members may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.10 and C2 Options Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

As previously announced in Exchange Notice C2020011500, we intend to make consolidated audit trail (“CAT”) formatted files available to our Cboe Options, C2 Options, BYX, BZX, EDGA, EDGX Members and Trading Permit Holders (collectively “Members”) for orders processed via the PULSe, Silexx, PAR, Clearing Editor, and Trade Entry applications/platforms where applicable. In order for us to perform this work Members will need to execute a CAT Data Services Agreement with Cboe-affiliated entity, Cboe Silexx, LLC (“Cboe Silexx”). Please click the title for more details.

An additional Town Hall has been scheduled on April 3, 2020, for those that are not able to attend the April 2, 2020 meeting. In response to client feedback, Cboe Silexx is pleased to announce the expedited introduction of support for listed options. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective 2:00 am CT April 1, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“the Exchange”) will host an electronic compression forum for SPX and SPXW options classes. Unless other notification is provided, the forum will continue during regular and global trading hours until 3:15 pm CT on May 15, 2020. Please click the title for complete details.

In response to client feedback, Cboe Silexx is pleased to announce the expedited introduction of support for listed options. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 31, 2020, all Cboe-affiliated Options Exchanges will support the SendTime input field for Cancel Order and Purge Orders BOE messages. Use of the SendTime input field is optional, except for Options Market Makers. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 26, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange amended its rules related to trade updates and additions permitted through the Clearing Editor and related Trade Add Tool for electronic trades, subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for more details.

As indicated in a previous notice, as a precaution to reduce large gatherings that can contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cboe temporarily closed the Cboe Options (“C1”) trading floor in Chicago effective Monday, March 16, 2020. The trading floor remains closed until further notice. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 24, 2020, Cboe BZX Options ("BZX"), Cboe Options ("C1"), C2 Options ("C2"), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will restrict usage of the BOE Quoting Interface to Market Makers only, subject to regulatory review. In addition, orders with zero value SendTime will be rejected. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Rule 5.24, the Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“the Exchange”) can hold “electronic compression forums” according to an Exchange determined schedule to facilitate closing transactions in series of S&P 500 Index options (i.e., SPX and SPXW). This notice details the schedule and process for the end of March 2020 electronic compression forums, including the adoption effective March 27, 2020 of Cboe’s QCC functionality to support the execution of SPX and SPXW electronic compression orders. Please click the title for complete details.

Due to COVID-19 and the Illinois shelter in place order, Cboe Options is temporarily suspending on-site fingerprinting and badging services effective immediately. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe Global Markets is pursuing potential changes that would permit SPX compression transactions in an all-electronic forum on the Cboe Options Exchange, subject to regulatory review. As the Exchange prepares for this possibility, we would like to ask TPHs and customers who have positions that would be candidates for compression trades to submit their applicable positions to the Cboe compression website. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) has released a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation. Please click the title for more details.

Beginning Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchanges will list new replacement standard 3rd Friday monthly expirations for Equity ETP and Index options on the Thursday morning prior to, rather than on the first business morning after, the standard 3rd Friday expiration. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) has released a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe Global Markets continues to closely monitor developments concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the guidance being provided by local, state and federal government and public health agencies. In the latest developments of a rapidly evolving situation, as you likely know, the governors of Illinois, New York and New Jersey issued “stay-at-home” directives for residents of their respective states. Over the weekend, the Kansas City metro area was similarly placed under a stay-at-home directive effective midnight Monday. Please click on the title for more information.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchange Badges office will temporarily close until further notice. Please click the title for more details.

Effective March 20, 2020, pursuant to expedited relief under Rule 5.24(e)(1), Cboe will permit related future cross (“RFC”) orders to be submitted for VIX index options. These orders may execute as unexposed crosses of riskless packaged transactions which include VIX option combos offset by CFE VIX futures contracts. The relief afforded by this rule will only be in place until May 15, which date may be extended, and will apply only while Cboe is operating in an all-electronic manner. Please click the title for complete details.

The Exchange has approved, pursuant to Exchange Rule 3.53, a proposal from Barclays Capital Inc. and GTS Securities, LLC, both TPH organizations approved to operate as DPMs, regarding a transfer of Barclays Capital Inc.’s Off-Floor DPM appointment. Please click the title for complete information.

The effective date has been postponed for the Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges updates to the FIX order entry protocol to correctly populate and send the LeavesQty (FIX Tag 151) field on single-leg instrument fills that result from a complex instrument execution. Click the title for complete details.

In connection with the settlement of standard S&P 500 Index (SPX) options, scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020, Cboe is issuing this notice as a courtesy to its customers. Please click the title for more details.

Effective on the Cboe Options Exchange for today, Thursday March 19, 2020 only, in the interest of fair and orderly markets the minimum price check for SPX versus SPXW vertical spreads has been updated to -$50.00 and the maximum price check has been updated to $50.00. Please click the title for complete details.

As part of a Business Continuity Plan (“BCP”) to back up Nasdaq PHLX floor operations which have been transitioned to electronic only trading, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) began to support FLEX trades in product classes NDX and NDXP. Please click the title for complete details.

In light of current market events, there is a possibility of extreme market conditions leading into the opening of S&P 500 Index (SPX) options on the settlement day for VIX options and VIX futures, including on March 18, 2020 and subsequent settlement dates. In such case, the Cboe options will follow the SPX opening process outlined below. Please click the title for complete details.

As indicated in a previous notice, as a precaution to reduce large gatherings that can contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cboe has closed the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) trading floor in Chicago effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. During the closure of the trading floor, the following changes to C1 fees will be in effect, subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

This notice is being issued to make Cboe customers aware of OCC Information Memo #46615 announcing OCC’s recent updates to their Unscheduled Market Closings Guide, which include considerations for PM-settled index products in the case of a 20% MWCB. Please click the title for more details.

As previously announced in a recent notice, effective March 16, 2020, Cboe will be closing the Cboe Options (C1) trading floor and will be operating in an electronic only trading mode. As a result, all orders residing on PAR workstations on the trading floor will be cancelled by the Exchange after the close of business today, March 13, 2020 at approximately 4:45pm ET. FIX and BOE users are encouraged to keep their connections active to receive the cancellation messages for any orders they may have resting on PAR. Please click the title for more details.

The effective date has been postponed for the Cboe Options implementation of a new maximum active order threshold safeguard on PAR terminals used by floor brokers. Please click the title for complete details.

The effective date has been postponed for the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) addition of two new optional FIX Tags intended to provide terminal operator information and additional client information from TPHs using terminals (such as PULSe or Silexx). Please click the title for complete details.

Please be advised that as a precaution to reduce large gatherings that can contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cboe will be closing the Cboe Options (“C1”) trading floor in Chicago effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe intends to hold an additional Town Hall to update TPHs on the latest developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the trading floor. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe intends to hold a Town Hall to update TPHs on the latest developments related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the trading floor. Please click on the title for complete details.

Please be advised that for today, Thursday March 12, 2020 and tomorrow, Friday March 13, 2020, the Cboe Options (“C1”) Certification (or UAT) environment has been configured to operate in its electronic only trading mode. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe has become aware of rumors that a member of our floor trading community has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We want to make you aware this rumor is not true and to clarify the facts related to this matter. We additionally want to confirm the trading floor is not being closed as may have been rumored. Please click the title for complete details.

As a reminder, information regarding the handling of orders on the Cboe equities exchanges (BZX Equities, BYX Equities, EDGX Equities, and EDGA Equities) as a result of a market-wide circuit breaker halt can be found on the third page of the Cboe US Equities Opening Process document as well as within the “Cboe BYX, BZX, EDGA, and EDGX Exchange” sections of the CTA or UTP Plan documents (e.g. SIP Market-Wide Circuit Breaker Overview). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 9, 2020, Cboe established a new online form for submitting complaints, tips, and referrals to the Cboe Regulatory Program. The Cboe Regulatory Program includes surveillance, investigations, and/or examinations relating to compliance with the rules of the Cboe-affiliated exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 25, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will make updates to the FIX order entry protocol to correctly populate and send the LeavesQty (FIX Tag 151) field on single-leg instrument fills that result from a complex instrument execution. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 25, 2020, Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will make updates to the FIX order entry protocol to correctly populate and send the LeavesQty (FIX Tag 32) field on single-leg instrument fills that result from a complex instrument execution. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 13, 2020, Cboe Options, C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges will support an increased leg quantity for complex orders. The allowable leg quantity for complex orders will be increased from 99,999 to 999,999, thereby increasing the possible value by a factor of 10. The maximum package price for complex orders will also be increased to $999,999,999.90. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, Clearing Members may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Silexx is excited to announce effective today, March 9, 2020, the following enhancements are available. Please click title for complete details.

Effective Monday, March 9, 2020 the Response Time Interval for Complex Order Auctions (COA) in classes SPX and SPXW on Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will be updated. The interval will be increased from 100 ms to 1000 ms. Please click the title for complete details.

On December 19, 2019, Cboe Options filed rule filing SR-CBOE-2019-126 which amended its Rules to adopt the Index Combo complex order. By way of background, an Index Combo order is an order to purchase or sell one or more index option series and the offsetting number of Index Combinations defined by the delta. Please click the title for more details.

Should Cboe deem it necessary to suspend open outcry trading on the C1 trading floor in an attempt to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cboe is prepared to operate C1 in its previously tested electronic only trading mode. Please click the title for more details.

Please be advised that Cboe is continuing to closely monitor the current situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cboe has reviewed its pandemic planning procedures and is prepared to respond appropriately if and when the situation progresses. Please click the title for complete details.

Applicable Cboe Exchange: Cboe BZX Options Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, effective as of March 2, 2020, all non-Market-Maker Members are only permitted to give up a Designated Give Up or their Guarantor. Additionally, the rule provides a new procedure will be in place when a Clearing Member (CM) intends to restrict usage of its clearing number on trades executed by another Member (“give up”).

Cboe Options Exchange will begin rollout of a new software version for the PULSe Trader Workstation. PULSe users will be notified in advance of the rollout to their specific terminals. Please click the title for complete details.

All Cboe Options (C1) floor traders are invited to test the potential new turrets for the new C1 trading floor. The turrets will be available on the C1 trading floor for testing daily through Friday, March 6th. Please click title for complete details.

Effective March 16, 2020, Cboe will introduce sequence rollover capabilities for the Multicast Depth of Book (“PITCH”) Feeds for the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges.

Novel Coronavirus Update
February 28, 2020

Please be advised that Cboe is continuing to closely monitor the current situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cboe has reviewed its pandemic planning procedures and is prepared to respond appropriately if and when the situation progresses. There are no plans for any changes that would impact trading operations or support of trading on the Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) floor, nor any that would impact Cboe equities, options, futures, or FX electronic trading platforms. In the event the situation would escalate such that it would become necessary to close the C1 trading floor to prevent spread of COVID-19, Cboe is prepared for C1 to operate in an electronic only trading mode. In an electronic only trading mode, the trading floor and all routing to the trading floor will be disabled and unavailable. Input of orders for matching on C1 will only be available electronically via FIX and BOE, similar to all other Cboe options trading platforms. Any orders with instructions to route to the floor would be rejected. Note this electronic only functionality has been tested and has been previously used in production on October 28, 2019. Please click on the title for additional details and considerations.

Effective March 23, 2020, Cboe Options Exchange (“C1”) will add two new optional FIX Tags intended to provide terminal operator information and additional client information from TPHs using terminals (such as PULSe or Silexx). New columns corresponding to the new FIX Tags will also be added to the Clearing Editor tool as well as the Trade Detail and Trade Data Reports downloaded from the Cboe Customer Web Portal. Please click the title for complete details.

Please be advised that ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc., OCC Clearing #864, has recently become a valid Clearing Number for trade executions on the Cboe Options Exchange. Please inform your systems and operations staff of this information. Please click the title for more details.

Effective March 16, 2020, Cboe Options will implement a new maximum active order threshold safeguard on PAR terminals used by floor brokers. The maximum active order threshold will be set to 999. Please click title for complete details.

Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, effective March 2, 2020, all non-Market-Maker Members will only be permitted to give up a Designated Give Up or their Guarantor. Additionally, the rule provides a new procedure will be in place when a Clearing Member (CM) intends to restrict usage of its clearing number on trades executed by another Member (“give up”). Please click the title for complete details.

At the time and location indicated herein, Cboe will host a Town Hall meeting to provide details regarding option market maker reporting to the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). Cboe market maker groups are strongly encouraged to attend. Please click the title for more details.

Effective March 13, 2020, Cboe will modify and provide additional fields in the Underlying Symbol Reference Files for the BZX Options (“BZX”), Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX (“EDGX”) Options Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

This notice is given in accordance with the procedures utilized by the Exchange under Cboe Rule 3.53 in considering DPM appointment transfer proposals. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe Silexx is excited to announce effective today, February 18, 2020, the following enhancements are available: Please click title for complete details.

Effective February 19, 2020, Cboe will add support for the BOE protocol return field ExecLegCFICode on the Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

Novel Coronavirus Guidance
February 12, 2020

Cboe is issuing this notice to pass along important information provided by the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) that may help prevent workplace exposures to acute respiratory illnesses, including the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The CDC has also issued advisories regarding travel to China. Pleas click the title for complete details.

On February 13, 2020, Cboe Options will host an in-person Town Hall meeting to provide details regarding CAT reporting on behalf of TPHs and Cboe Silexx trading application expanded new functionality. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective February 18, 2020, Cboe will add percentage pricing for non-index FLEX orders and auction responses. Percentage pricing indicates that the Strike Price and the Premium are represented in percentage terms of the closing value for the underlying instrument on the trade date. Please click the title for complete details.

All Cboe Options (C1) floor traders are invited to test the potential new turrets for the new C1 trading floor beginning Monday, February 10. The turrets will be available on the C1 trading floor for testing daily through Friday, February 28. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective April 1, 2020, Cboe Options floor brokers may no longer record the “Represent” times of their orders in Order Entry Devices (such as PULSe and BLAZE terminals). Floor brokers may only record the “Represent” times of their orders with the Represent button on PAR workstations. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective February 7, 2020, the Clearing Editor will require the user to select a Reason Code when changing the value of the Capacity field on either floor or electronic orders from Customer to any other Capacity. Previously, a Reason Code was not required to change the Capacity value from Customer. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe is pleased to announce the acquisition of two leading data analytics companies: Hanweck, a real-time risk analytics company, and FT Providers, a portfolio management platform provider known as FT Options. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Exchange, Inc. will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker role in the Global Trading Hours session for VIX options (including VIX weekly options). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective February 19, 2020, Cboe will add support for the BOE protocol return field ExecLegCFICode on the Cboe Options (“C1”), C2 Options (“C2”), and EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchanges. Please click the title for complete details.

As mentioned in a prior exchange notice, the Cboe Options Exchange’s deadline for final submission of trade input to the OCC is 5:30pm (ET). Accordingly, in order to fulfill the obligation to complete trade submission by 5:30 p.m., the deadline for hard edit changes via clearing editor is 5:20 p.m. (ET) on all trading days, including expiration days. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to BZX Options Rule 21.12, effective March 2, 2020, all non-Market-Maker Members will only be permitted to give up a Designated Give Up or their Guarantor. Additionally, the rule provides a new procedure will be in place when a Clearing Member (CM) intends to restrict usage of its clearing number on trades executed by another Member (“give up”). Please click the title for complete details.

Effective February 18, 2020, Cboe will add percentage pricing for non-index FLEX orders and auction responses. Percentage pricing indicates that the Strike Price and the Premium are represented in percentage terms of the closing value for the underlying instrument on the trade date. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective February 3, 2020, Cboe will add support for Solicitation Auction Mechanism (SAM) and Complex SAM (C-SAM) auctions on the EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective March 31, 2020, all Cboe-affiliated Options Exchanges will support the SendTime input field for Cancel Order and Purge Orders BOE messages. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 30, 2020, Cboe will eliminate the current Midpoint Uncross Opening Process and implement a Volume Maximizing Imbalance Minimizing (VMIM) algorithm-based price forming Opening Process on the BZX Options Exchange (BZX), subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options Rule 5.10, Clearing Trading Permit Holders may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more information.

Pursuant to C2 Options Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more information.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Effective January 31, 2020, Cboe will decommission legacy physical port connectivity to Cboe Options Exchange (Cboe Options) and Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) in the Equinix NY4 data center, Secaucus, New Jersey. Connectivity to Cboe Options and CFE will remain available from Equinix NY4 through latency equalized physical connections. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Effective January 27, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchange will cease using Trade Condition value ‘i’ and will only send Trade Condition value ‘m’ for complex floor executions both to OPRA and to Cboe Options market data feeds including Multicast PITCH and Multicast TOP.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Effective immediately, Cboe Exchange, Inc. will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker role in the Global Trading Hours session for SPX options (including SPX weekly options). Interested parties must submit application materials to become the SPX GTH LMM no later than 4:00 pm ET on Wednesday January 29, 2020 to Cboe Membership Services. Click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Cboe Exchange, Inc. will be accepting applications from interested Trading Permit Holders for the Lead Market-Maker role in the Global Trading Hours session for VIX options (including VIX weekly options). Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Effective February 3, 2020, Cboe will add support for Solicitation Auction Mechanism (SAM) and Complex SAM (C-SAM) auctions on the EDGX Options (“EDGX”) Exchange. Please click the title for complete details.

Cboe Options and its affiliated entities that operate PULSe and Silexx intend to make CAT-formatted files available to its TPH groups for orders processed by the TPH group via the PULSe, Silexx, PAR, Clearing Editor, and Trade Entry applications. Interested TPH groups may also choose to have a Cboe Options-affiliated entity (which Cboe Options will identify) (“Cboe CAT Reporter”) submit this data to CAT on behalf of the TPH group. Please click the title for more details.

Effective January 30, 2020, Cboe will eliminate the current Midpoint Uncross Opening Process and implement a Volume Maximizing Imbalance Minimizing (VMIM) algorithm-based price forming Opening Process on the BZX Options Exchange (BZX), subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Pursuant to EDGX Options (“EDGX Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 21.12, Clearing Members (CMs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other Members by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to C2 Options (“C2 Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 6.30, Clearing Trading Permit Holders (CTPHs) may request the Exchange restrict their OCC clearing number(s) from being used for give-up purposes by other TPHs by “Opting In” to the list of restricted give-up firms on the Exchange. Please click the title for more details.

Pursuant to Cboe Options (“Cboe Options” or the “Exchange”) Rule 5.50(g)(1), the Exchange rebalances the option class appointment unit tiers, excluding the “AA” tier, every calendar quarter based on national average daily volume (ADV), which may result in additions or deletions to each tier’s composition. When a class changes tiers, it is assigned the appointment weight of the new tier... Therefore, Monday February 3, 2020 will be the effective date of the 4th Quarter 2020 appointment weight rebalancing. Please click the title for more details.

Effective April 13, 2020, Cboe Options (C1) will discontinue the Report2Web website and reports will no longer be accessible via the website. Report2Web contains legacy C1 historical billing and trade reports for trading activity to October 7, 2019. Please click the title for more details.

On January 2, 2020, Cboe EDGX Exchange (“Cboe EDGX” or “Exchange”) submitted a rule filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to amend its rule governing the process in which a Member “gives up” or selects the Clearing Member (“CM”) responsible for the clearance of an Exchange transaction... Effective January 13, 2020, a CM intending to restrict the give up for one or more of its clearing numbers must “Opt-In” by submitting a completed Clearing Trading Permit Holder/Member Restriction Form (“Restriction Form”)... Please click the title for more details.

On January 2, 2020, Cboe C2 Exchange (“Cboe C2” or “Exchange”) submitted a rule filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to amend its rule governing the process in which a Trading Permit Holder (“TPH”) “gives up” or selects the Clearing Trading Permit Holder (“CTPH”) responsible for the clearance of an Exchange transaction... Effective January 13, 2020, a CTPH intending to restrict the give up for one or more of its clearing numbers must “Opt-In” by submitting a completed Clearing Trading Permit Holder/Member Restriction Form (“Restriction Form”)... Please click the title for more details.

Effective February 7, 2020, the Clearing Editor will require the user to select a Reason Code when changing the value of the Capacity field on either floor or electronic orders from Customer to any other Capacity. Previously, a Reason Code was not required to change the Capacity value from Customer. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 13, 2020, all Cboe options exchanges will introduce new and updated values for the Trade Condition field in the Options Multicast PITCH, Complex Multicast PITCH, Multicast TOP, and Complex Multicast TOP market data feeds. These new values align with the new OPRA trade message type identification codes implemented by OPRA on November 4, 2019. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 16, 2020 for the EDGX Options Exchange (“EDGX”) and January 17, 2020 for the Cboe Options (“C1”) and C2 Options (“C2”) Exchanges, Cboe will update the opening process for non-index multilist products, pending regulatory approval. Please click the title for complete details.

Beginning Thursday, April 16, 2020, the Cboe Options Exchanges will list new replacement standard 3rd Friday monthly expirations for Equity ETP and Index options on the Thursday morning prior to the standard 3rd Friday expiration. Please click title for complete details.

Effective January 30, 2020, Cboe will eliminate the current Midpoint Uncross Opening Process and implement a Volume Maximizing Imbalance Minimizing (VMIM) algorithm-based price forming Opening Process on the BZX Options Exchange (BZX), subject to regulatory review. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 6, 2020, subject to regulatory review, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe Options”) will no longer require prices to be included on all legs of FLEX complex orders routed to PAR. Currently, a price-per-leg (FIX Tag 566) must be included upon entry of a FLEX complex order routed to a PAR workstation. As of the effective date, the price-per-leg will be optional and no longer required on entry of a FLEX complex order routed to PAR. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 9, 2020, EDGX Options will change the Maximum Composite Width (“MCW”) and Opening Collar Width (“OCW”) values that are applied to all Options Class Category openings. Please click the title for complete details.

Effective January 13, 2020, orders submitted to the BZX Equities, BYX Equities, EDGX Equities, EDGA Equities, BZX Options, EDGX Options, Cboe Options, and C2 Options Exchanges will be rejected if they contain the | (pipe), @ (at symbol), and/or “ (double quotation mark) characters in the ClOrdID (FIX Tag 11), ComplianceID, (FIX Tag 376), CrossID (FIX Tag 548), and QuoteUpdateID fields. Please click the title for complete details.