Holiday Schedule for the Christmas 2008 and New Years 2009 Holiday

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Pursuant to Section 5c(c)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act, and Commission Regulation §40.6(a), amend its trading hours and listing schedule for the Christmas Holiday, December 21-26, 2008 and the New Year's Holiday, December 30, 2008 to January 1, 2009. HedgeStreet will observe the following business hours:

Monday, December 22, 2008: the Exchange will observe regular exchange hours. No Weekly Germany 30 or FTSE 100 Binary contracts will be offered on December 22, 2008 for expiration on December 26, 2008.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008: The Exchange will close at 1:30 pm ET. The regular 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET evening session will not be held on December 24, 2008. Contract specific trading hours on December 24, 2008 will be as follows:

No intraday or daily Germany 30 or FTSE 100 contracts will be offered.
All Daily Currency Binary contracts will have a close time of 1:00 pm ET.
All Daily Binary contracts that are based on Nymex or Comex Futures prices will have a close time that is 1 hour prior to the specified daily close time in the HedgeStreet Rules.
No intraday contracts expiring after 1:30pm ET for any asset will be listed.
Weekly contracts schedule to expire on December 26, 2008 will be available for trading until 1:30 pm ET.
Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2008: The Exchange will be closed. In addition, the regular 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET evening session will not be held on December 25, 2008.

Friday, December 26, 2008: Exchange will open at the regular time of 8:00 am ET. Contract specific trading hours on December 26, 2008 will be as follows:

No intraday or daily Germany 30 or FTSE 100 contracts will be offered.
All Daily and Weekly Currency Binary contracts will be available for trading and will close at their regular times.
All Daily and Weekly Binary contracts that are based on Nymex or Comex Futures prices will be available for trading and will close at their regular times.
Monday, December 29, 2008: the Exchange will observe regular exchange hours. No Weekly Germany 30 or FTSE 100 Binary contracts will be offered on December 29, 2008 for expiration on January 2, 2009.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008: The Exchange will close early at 3:00 pm ET. The regular 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET evening session will not be held on December 31, 2008. Contract specific trading hours on December 31, 2008 will be as follows:

No intraday or daily Germany 30 or FTSE 100 contracts will be offered.
All Daily Currency Binary contracts will have a regular close time of 3:00 pm ET.
All Daily Binary contracts that are based on Nymex or Comex Futures prices will have a regular close time.
No intraday contracts expiring after 3:00pm ET for any asset will be listed.
Weekly contracts scheduled to expire on January 2, 2009 will be available for trading until 3:00 pm ET.
New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 2009: The Exchange will be closed. In addition, the regular 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ET evening session will not be held on January 1, 2009.

 

Friday, January 2, 2009: The Exchange will open at the regular time of 8:00 am ET. All daily contracts will be available for trading at 8:00 am ET and will close at their regular times. All intraday contracts will be available for trading and will close at their regular times. All weekly contracts scheduled to expire on Friday, January 2, 2009 will also be available for trading at 8:00 am ET and will close at their regular times.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Compliance Department.