Price Limit and Margin for August 2006

2006.7.28

Margins and price limits to be applied for the trades in August 2006 are as follows: (Unit: JPY)

Commodity Contract Month Initial*1 Spot Month*2 Extra-ordinary*3 Price Limit EPR*4
(+/-RP*5)
WPR*6 (+/-
R P*5)
Rubber Aug 2006 75,000 37,500 - - 0.3 1.0
Sep 2006- Feb 2007 75,000 - - 10.0
Gold Aug 2006 90,000 45,000 - - 3 8
Oct 2006-
Aug 2007
90,000 - - 60
Gold Options All series
45,000
- - 60 3 8
Silver Aug 2006 162,000 81,000 - - 0.7 2.0
Oct 2006-
Aug 2007
162,000 - - 18.0
Platinum Aug 2006 75,000 75,000 - - 3 10
Oct 2006-
Aug 2007
75,000 - - 100
Palladium Aug 2006 60,000 60,000 - - 3 10
Oct 2006-
Aug 2007
60,000 - - 80
Crude Oil Aug 2006 90,000 - - - 30 200
Sep 2006-
Jan 2007
90,000 - - 1,200
Gasoline Sep 2006 135,000 67,500 - - 30 200
Oct 2006- Mar 2007 135,000 - - 1,800
Kerosene  Sep 2006 135,000 67,500 - - 30 200
Oct 2006- Mar 2007 135,000 - - 1,800
Aluminum Aug 2006 120,000 60,000 - - 0.5 1.2
Oct 2006-
Aug 2007
120,000 - - 8.0

*1 Initial : Minimum Initial Trading Margin
*2 Spot Month : Spot Month Additional Trading Margin
*3 Extraordinary : Extraordinary Trading Margin
*4 EPR : Executable Price Range
*5 RP: Reference Price
*6 WPR: Warning Point Range

<Spot Month Additional Trading Margin>
* For October 2006 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene, Spot Month Additional Trading Margins  
 (JPY67,500 for each) shall be required on and after August 28, 2006.
* For September 2006 contract of Rubber, Spot Month Additional Trading Margins (JPY37,500) shall be required on and afterAugust 28, 2006.
* For October 2006 contracts of Gold (except Gold Options), Silver, Platinum, Palladium and
  Aluminum, Spot Month Additional Trading Margins (the same amounts required for August 2006 
  contracts for each commodity) shall be required on and after August 29, 2006.

 <Price Limit>
* For October 2006 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene, as well as for the September 2006 contract of Rubber, no price limit will be imposed on and after August 28, 2006.
* For October 2006 contracts of Gold (including Gold Options), Silver, Platinum, Palladium and
 Aluminum, no price limit will be imposed on and after August 29, 2006.

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