Price Limit and Margin for September 2008

2008.8.27

Margins and Price Limits to be applied for the trades in September 2008 are as follows (Unit: JPY):

Commodity Contract Month Initial*1 Spot Month*2 Extra-ordinary*3 Price Limit EPR*4(+/-Ref. Price*5) WPR*6(+/-Ref. Price)
Rubber  SEP'08 75,000 37,500 - - 0.3 1.0
OCT'08
-MAR'09
75,000 - - 16.0
Gold(Standard) OCT'08 135,000 67,500 - - 3 8
DEC'08
-AUG'09
135,000 - - 150
Gold(Mini) OCT'08 18,000 - - - 3 8
DEC'08
-AUG'09
18,000 - - 150
Gold Options All series   67,500 - - 150 3 8
Silver OCT'08 108,000 54,000 - - 0.7 2.0
DEC'08
-AUG'09
108,000 - - 40.0
Platinum OCT'08 150,000 150,000 - - 3 10
DEC'08
-AUG'09
150,000 - - 300
Palladium OCT'08 60,000 60,000 - - 3 10
DEC'08
-AUG'09
60,000 - - 100
Crude Oil SEP'08 210,000 - - - 30 200
OCT'08
-FEB'09
210,000 - - 3,600
Gasoline OCT'08 210,000 105,000 - - 30 200
NOV'08
-APR'09
210,000 - - 3,600
Kerosene OCT'08 210,000 105,000 - - 30 200
NOV'08
-APR'09
210,000 - - 3,600
Aluminum OCT'08 75,000 37,500 - - 0.5 1.2
DEC'08
-AUG'09
75,000 - - 16.0

*1 Initial : Maintenance Amount for Initial Clearing Margin
*2 Spot Month : Spot Month Additional Clearing Margin
*3 Extraordinary : Extraordinary Clearing Margin
*4 EPR : Executable Price Range
*5 RP: Reference Price
*6 WPR: Warning Point Range

<Spot Month Additional Clearing Margin>  
* For the October 2008 contract of Rubber, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (JPY 37,500) shall be required on and after September 25, 2008.  
* For the November 2008 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (Gasoline: JPY 105,000, Kerosene: JPY 105,000) shall be required on and after September 26, 2008.

<Price Limit>  
* No price limit will be imposed on and after September 25, 2008 for the October 2008 contract of Rubber.
* No price limit will be imposed on and after September 26, 2008 for the November 2008 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene.

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