Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend and Move Certain Current Rules From the Exchange's Currently Effective Rulebook to the Shell Structure for the Exchange's Rulebook That Will Become Effective Upon the Migration of the Exchange's Trading Platform to the Same System Used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, 30267-30282 [2019-13541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No 34–86173; File No. SR–CBOE– 2019–027] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend and Move Certain Current Rules From the Exchange’s Currently Effective Rulebook to the Shell Structure for the Exchange’s Rulebook That Will Become Effective Upon the Migration of the Exchange’s Trading Platform to the Same System Used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges June 20, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 7, 2019, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘Cboe Options’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposal as a ‘‘noncontroversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.4 The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘Cboe Options’’) proposes to amend II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose In 2016, the Exchange’s parent company, Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (formerly named CBOE Holdings, Inc.) (‘‘Cboe Global’’), which is also the parent company of Cboe C2 Exchange, Inc. (‘‘C2’’), acquired Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGA’’), Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGX’’ or ‘‘EDGX Options’’), Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BZX’’ or ‘‘BZX Options’’), and Cboe BYX Exchange, Inc. (‘‘BYX’’ and, together with Cboe Options, C2, EDGX, EDGA, and BZX, the ‘‘Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’’). The Cboe Affiliated Exchanges are working to align certain system functionality, retaining only intended differences between the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, in the context of a technology migration. Cboe Options intends to migrate its trading platform to the same system used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, which the Exchange expects to complete on October 7, 2019. Cboe Options believes offering similar functionality to the extent practicable will reduce potential confusion for market participants. In connection with this technology migration, the Exchange has a shell Rulebook that resides alongside its current Rulebook, which shell Rulebook will contain the Rules that will be in place upon completion of the Cboe Options technology migration. Chapter 1 The proposed rule change amends and moves the definitions of terms used throughout the Rules contained in current Rule 1.1 in the current Rulebook to proposed Rule 1.1 in the shell Rulebook. While there are no substantive changes to the majority of defined terms in Rule 1.1 being moved to the shell structure, the proposed rule change adds or amends the following definitions: Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule ABBO .............................. best bid(s) or offer(s) disseminated by other Eligible Exchanges 5 and calculated by the Exchange based on market information the Exchange receives from OPRA. options class the Exchange lists for trading during RTH and GTH. N/A ................................ C2 Rule 1.1 and EDGX Rule 21.20(a)(1). Added to Rule 1.1. N/A ................................ C2 Rule 1.1 and EDGX Rule 16.1. 1.1 ................................. BZX Rule 16.1(a)(9), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. Adds defined term for classes the Exchange lists for trading during GTH and RTH. Currently, there is a separate book for each of RTH and GTH, but following migration, there will be a single book used for both trading sessions, as discussed below; rules of Cboe Affiliated Exchanges have no reference to separate trading sessions, as there are no GTH on those exchanges. All Sessions class ........... Book or Simple Book ...... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES and move certain current Rules from the Exchange’s currently effective Rulebook (‘‘current Rulebook’’) to the shell structure for the Exchange’s Rulebook that will become effective upon the migration of the Exchange’s trading platform to the same system used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges (as defined below) (‘‘shell Rulebook’’). The text of the proposed rule change is provided in Exhibit 5. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s website (http://www.cboe.com/About CBOE/CBOELegalRegulatory Home.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. 30267 1 15 2 17 electronic book of simple orders and quotes maintained by the System, which single book is used during both the RTH and GTH trading sessions 6. U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 3 15 4 17 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Description of change U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). Frm 00186 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30268 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Description of change Capacity .......................... capacity in which a User submits an order, which the User specifies by applying the corresponding code to the order, and includes B (account of a broker or dealer, including a Foreign Broker-Dealer), C (Public Customer account), F (OCC clearing firm proprietary account), J (joint back office account), L (non-Trading Permit Holder affiliate account), M (Market-Maker account), N (market-maker or specialist on another options exchange), U (Professional account). Cboe Trading, Inc., broker-dealer affiliated with C2 and will serve as inbound and outbound router for C2, as discussed below. Executing Firm ID ................................... N/A ................................ C2 Rule 1.1 ................... N/A ................................ BZX Rule 2.11, C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 2.11. Cboe Options currently refers to capacity as origin code; current Cboe Options origin codes are in Regulatory Circular RG13–038, and are the same as the proposed Capacities, except the proposed rule changes W to U (see specifications 7); proposed rule change deletes Y (orders for the account of a specialist registered in the underlying stock at the primary exchange for trading the stock), which will not be available following migration 8. Added to Rule 1.1. N/A ................................ C2 Rule 1.1 and EDGX Rule 21.1(k). trading session consisting of the hours outside of Regular Trading Hours (‘‘RTH’’) during which transactions in options may be effected on the Exchange and are set forth in proposed Rule 5.1. share traded on a national securities exchange that is an NMS stock and represents ownership of a security that provides for payment at maturity as set forth in proposed Rule 4.3 (current Rule 5.3). time the Exchange specifies for the end of a trading session on the Exchange on that trading day. 1.1 and 6.1.01 (proposed Rule 5.1). N/A ................................ 5.3.13 ............................ N/A ................................ Added to Rule 1.1. N/A (market close time set forth in current Rule 6.1 (proposed Rule 5.1)). BZX Rule 16.1, C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. TPH registered with the Exchange pursuant to proposed Rule 3.52 (current Rule 8.1) for the purpose of making markets in option contracts traded on the Exchange and that has the rights and responsibilities set forth in proposed Chapter 5, Section D (current Chapter VIII) of the Rules. time the Exchange specifies for the start of a trading session on the Exchange on that trading day. 8.1 ................................. BZX Rule 16.1(a)(37), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. Added to Rule 1.1; same as Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ Rules, except proposed rule references the concept of a trading session, which does not exist on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, as they do not have GTH. Added to Rule 1.1. N/A (market open time set forth in current rule 6.1 (proposed Rule 5.1)). BZX Rule 16.1(a)(35), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. Trading Permit Holder registered with the Exchange pursuant to proposed Rule 3.51 representing as agent Customer Orders on the Exchange and non-Market-Maker Trading Permit Holder conducting proprietary trading. a Protected Bid or Protected Offer, as each of those terms is defined in proposed Rule 5.65 (current Rule 6.80). firm bid or offer a Market-Maker (a) submits electronically (including to update any of its previous quotes), which may be updated in block quantities, or (b) represents for open outcry on the trading floor. options class the Exchange lists for trading during RTH only. number of contracts up to 999,999 associated with an order or quote. N/A ................................ BZX Rule 16.1(a)(36), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. 6.80 ............................... BZX Rule 16.1(a)(47), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. BZX Rule 16.1(a)(51), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. Cboe Trading .................. EFID ................................ Global Trading Hours or GTH. Index-Linked Security or ETN. Market Close .................. Market-Maker .................. Market Open ................... Order Entry Firm/OEF .... Protected Quotation ........ Quote and Quotation ...... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES RTH Class ...................... Size ................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 1.1 ................................. N/A ................................ N/A ................................ Frm 00187 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Added to Rule 1.1; same as Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ Rules, except proposed rule references the concept of a trading session, which does not exist on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, as they do not have GTH. Added to Rule 1.1. Added to Rule 1.1. Updated to reflect the distinction between electronic quotes and quotes in open outcry (consistent with current practice and functionality on the Exchange). C2 Rule 1.1, EDGX Rule 16.1. BZX Rule 21.1(e), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 21.1(e). E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM Added to Rule 1.1; similar to the term acronym, which is used in current Cboe Options Rules; EFID is the term used in the technical specifications that will apply post-migration, and thus is more appropriate for the shell Rulebook; a firm may have multiple EFIDs. Added language to clarify that GTH refers to hours during which trading on the Exchange may occur outside of RTH. Added to Rule 1.1 (consistent with current Cboe Options system). 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule System ............................ the Exchange’s hybrid trading platform that integrates electronic and open outcry trading of option contracts on the Exchange, and includes any connectivity to the foregoing trading platform that is administered by or on behalf of the Exchange, such as a communications hub 9. options that currently trade on the Exchange pursuant to proposed Chapter 4 (current Chapters 5 and 24) in the shell Rulebook 10. Exchange operations staff authorized to make certain trading determinations on behalf of the Exchange. 1.1 ................................. BZX Rule 16.1(a)(59), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. Deleted reference from current definition to Hybrid, as that relates to the current technology from which the Cboe Options trading platform is being migrated. N/A ................................ BZX Rule 21.1(b), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 21.1(b). Added to Rule 1.1 (additional term for options listed for trading). N/A ................................ N/A ................................ hours during which the Exchange is open for trading for Regular Trading Hours or Global Trading Hours (each of which may be referred to as a trading session), each as set forth in proposed Rule 5.1. Unless otherwise specified in the Rules or the context otherwise indicates, all Rules apply in the same manner during each trading session. with respect to an index option, means the index that is the subject of an index option. with respect to an equity option, the security that the Clearing Corporation must sell (in the case of a call option contract) or purchase (in the case of a put option contract) upon the valid exercise of the option contract, and, with respect to an index option any of the securities or mutual funds that are the basis for the calculation of the underlying index. any TPH or Sponsored User who is authorized to obtain access to the System pursuant to proposed Rule 5.5 (current Rule 6.23A) 11. 1.1 and 6.1A(a) and (h) C2 Rule 1.1 and EDGX Rule 16.1. Added to Rule 1.1; Trade Desk is new term for Help Desk at the Exchange (which term will be deleted from the Rules). Moved provisions from Rule 6.1A(a) and (h) regarding applicability of Rules during GTH to definition. N/A ................................ N/A ................................ 1.1 and 24.1(e) ............. N/A ................................ N/A ................................ BZX Rule 16.1(a)(63), C2 Rule 1.1, and EDGX Rule 16.1. System Securities ........... Trade Desk ..................... Trading Session .............. Underlying index ............. Underlying security ......... User ................................ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES The proposed rule change deletes current Rule 1.1 (and any other current Rule referenced in the table above) from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule change deletes the term Voluntary Professional, as that Capacity designation will no longer be 5 Eligible Exchange is defined in current Rule 6.80(7) and proposed Rule 5.65(g). 6 The proposed rule change also deletes current Rule 6.1A(g), which describes the separate books currently used for the RTH and GTH sessions. 7 BOE Specifications, available at http:// cdn.batstrading.com/resources/membership/BATS_ US_Options_BOE2_Specification.pdf, and FIX Specifications, available at http:// cdn.batstrading.com/resources/membership/BATS_ US_Options_BZX_FIX_Specification.pdf. 8 Capacity codes applicable to trading of FLEX options will be addressed in a separate rule filing. 9 Rules related to orders submitted for routing to PAR for open outcry trading will be addressed in a separate rule filing. 10 The Exchange will move all Rules from the current Rulebook regarding options the Exchange is authorized to list for trading into Chapter 4 of the shell Rulebook in a separate rule filing. 11 The Exchange will add provisions regarding System access from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.5 of the shell Rulebook in a separate rule filing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule 30269 available on Cboe Options following the technology migration. It is currently unavailable on the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Within the definition of the term Professional, the proposed rule change deletes the list of rules pursuant to which a Professional would be treated as a broker-dealer, which in general relate to allocation priority, but adds that a Professional order will be handled the same as a broker-dealer order unless the Rules specify otherwise. The definition of a Priority Customer (which excludes Professionals) and this change to the definition of Professional accomplish the same result, as that definition within the applicable rules provide that Professionals will not be treated as customers, and instead as brokerdealers. The proposed rule change also deletes the term TPH Department, as that is not the current name of the Exchange department that handle s membership requirements. Additionally, the Exchange believes it is appropriate to refer to the Exchange PO 00000 Frm 00188 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description of change Added to Rule 1.1; consistent with index options (based on OCC By-Laws Article 1(U)). Added provision from Rule 24.1(e) to 1.1. Added to C2 Rule 1.1 (common term to apply to two types of market participants defined in C2 Rules, which are the only two market participants that may access the System under C2 Rules). rather than a specific department in the Rules, as is the case in the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ rules. The Rules that use that term will be updated in a separate rule filing. Definitions for continuous electronic quotes, Exchange spread market, and national spread market will be added to different rules in a separate filing to conform to the location of those defined terms in the rules of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The Exchange also deletes the definitions of Quarterly Options Series and Short Term Options Series from Rule 1.1, as those terms are defined and explained in the appropriate listing rules. There are other types of series the Exchange may list that are not defined in Rule 1.1. The proposed rule change also makes nonsubstantive changes to certain defined terms, including to make the rule provisions plain English, update defined terms, add crossreferences to defined terms in other Rules, add clarifying language, and update rule cross-references (to E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30270 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices reference the expected Rule number for the cross-referenced Rule). Proposed Rule 1.5 (current Rule 1.2) states the Exchange announces to Trading Permit Holders all determinations it makes pursuant to the Rules via (a) specifications, Notices, or Regulatory Circulars with appropriate advanced notice, which will be posted on the Exchange’s website, or as otherwise provided in the Rules, (b) electronic message, or (c) other communication method as provided in the Rules. Most current Rules indicate determinations will be made by Regulatory Circular, which current Rule 1.2 indicates may also be made by Exchange Notice. The Exchange will update references to Regulatory Circular throughout the Rules in separate rule filings. Proposed Rule 1.5(b) states to the extent the Rules allow the Exchange to make a determination, including on a class-by-class or series-by-series basis, the Exchange may make a determination for GTH that differs from the determination it makes for RTH. This is consistent with current Rule 6.1A(i), which the proposed rule change deletes. This single rule simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to determinations the Exchange may make within a single Rule. The Exchange will make conforming changes throughout the Rules in separate rule filings. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules 1.2 and 6.1A(i) from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. Proposed Cboe Options Rule 1.6 of the shell Rulebook states unless otherwise specified, all times in the Rules are Eastern Time. Current Cboe Options Rules are generally in Chicago time. The Exchange will update times to Eastern Time in other Rules as necessary in separate rule filings. The proposed rule change moves current rules related to Exchange liability, including disclaimers and limitations, from the current Rulebook to Chapter 1, Section C of the shell Rulebook (to be named Exchange Liability and Disclaimers, as proposed) as follows: Number in current Rulebook Exchange Liability Disclaimers and Limitations .......................... 6.7, 20.5(a) (which states 6.7 applies to Range options, which are a type of Index option), 22.5(a) (which states 6.7 applies to Binary options, which are a type of Index option). 6.15 ............................................................................................ Limitation on the Liability of Index Licensors for Options on Units. Limitation on Liability of Reporting Authorities for Indexes Underlying Options. Limitation of Liability of Reporting Authority for Interest Rate Options. Limitation of Liability of Reporting Authority for Credit Options Legal Proceedings Against the Exchange .................................. These rules are virtually identical (other than updating cross-references and defined terms), and are merely moving locations. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced Chapter 5 The proposed rule change moves all rule provisions in the current Rulebook related to trading days and trading hours from the current Rulebook (specifically, Rules 6.1, 6.1A, 20.2, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 29.10 .......................................................................................... 6.7A ............................................................................................ 1.14 1.15 in the table above from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. Chapter 2 The proposed rule change moves current rules related to TPH Fees from 12 The Exchange proposes to delete all indexes listed in current Rule 24.6 other than ETF-Based Volatility Indexes and S&P Select Sector Indexes, as the Exchange does not currently list options on those other indexes and does not intend to in the future. 13 Current Rule 24.6 includes conflicting language regarding the Regular Trading Hours for ETF-Based Volatility Index options, as paragraph (b) provides such options will trade from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., while Interpretation and Policy .02 states they will trade from 8:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., except if the closing time for the index components is earlier. The proposed rule change deletes ETF-Based Frm 00189 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.13 Chapter 2 of the current Rulebook to Chapter 2 of the shell Rulebook as follows: Number in current Rulebook 21.10, 22.2, 23.6, 24.6,12 24A.2, 28.9, and 29.11) to proposed Rule 5.1(a) and (b) in the shell Rulebook.13 The PO 00000 1.11 1.12 TPH Fees and Charges ........................................................................................................................................... Regulatory Revenues .............................................................................................................................................. Integrated Billing System ......................................................................................................................................... Liability for Payment ................................................................................................................................................ Exchange’s Cost of Defending Legal Proceedings ................................................................................................. These rules are virtually identical (other than updating cross-references and defined terms), and are merely moving locations. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced in the table above from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. 1.10 20.5(b) (which states 24.14 applies to Range options, which are a type of Index option), 22.5(b) (which states 24.14 applies to Binary options, which are a type of Index option), and 24.14. 23.14 .......................................................................................... Rule jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Rule in shell Rulebook Rule 2.1 2.4 3.23 2.2 2.3 Rule in shell Rulebook 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 proposed rule change adds Rule 5.1(a), which states the System will accept orders and quotes at times set forth in proposed Rule 5.7 (current Rule 6.2(a)). Proposed Rule 5.1(c) states the hours for GTH, the classes and series that may be listed during GTH, that trading during GTH is electronic only, as well as a Volatility Index options from the list of options that will trade until 3:00 p.m., and includes the language from Interpretation and Policy .02, as that language is accurate. Note these options are not currently listed for trading, and if the Exchange does list them in the future and determines they should close at 3:00 p.m., the Exchange will submit a rule filing to make such a change. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES provision regarding the dissemination of index values during GTH (which provisions are unchanged and just moved from Rule 6.1(c) and (k), except as described below regarding FLEX options). Currently, the Exchange does not allow FLEX options to trade during GTH. The Exchange has authorized FLEX options classes with the same underlying index as options deemed eligible for trading during GTH (currently SPX, XSP, and VIX options) to be eligible for trading during GTH, and proposed paragraph (c)(1) includes that authorization. The Exchange believes there may be demand from investors for FLEX options with the same underlying indexes as the options that currently trade during GTH, and listing FLEX option classes 14 with these underlying indexes will provide investors that participate in GTH with alternatives for hedging and other investment purposes. Proposed Rule 5.1 is substantially similar to C2 Rule 6.1 (except C2 has a shorter GTH trading session and different GTH-eligible products are different, and proposed Rule 5.1 lists hours for additional products that are not expected to be listed on C2). Proposed Rule 5.1 is also consistent with EDGX Rule 21.2(a). No other substantive changes were made to these Rules. This single rule simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to trading days and hours within a single Rule. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced above regarding trading days and hours from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. Global Trading Hours will continue to be a separate trading session from Regular Trading Hours, and will continue to be electronic only trading.15 However, the Book used during Regular Trading Hours will be the same Book used during Global Trading Hours. This is different than the current trading sessions on Cboe Options, each of which use a separate Book.16 There is 14 Because SPX, XSP, and VIX options may only be listed Cboe and its affiliated exchanges, FLEX options on the same indexes may also only be listed on Cboe and its affiliated exchanges. 15 See proposed Rule 5.1(c)(4) (current Rule 6.1A(b), which the proposed rule change deletes). The proposed rule change also deletes Rule 6.1A(j) regarding disclosures that must be made regarding GTH trading and moves it to proposed Rule 9.20. The proposed rule change makes no changes to this provision. 16 See proposed Rule 1.1, which amends the definition of Book to mean the electronic book of simple orders and quotes maintained by the System on which orders and quotes may execute during the applicable trading session. The Book during GTH may be referred to as the ‘‘GTH Book,’’ and the Book during RTH may be referred to as the ‘‘RTH Book.’’ This is different than Cboe Options, which uses separate books for each trading session, which VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 generally reduced liquidity, higher volatility, and wider markets during Global Trading Hours, and investors may not want their orders or quotes to execute during Global Trading Hours given those trading conditions. To provide investors with flexibility to have their orders and quotes execute only during RTH, or both RTH and GTH, the proposed rule change adds an All Sessions order and an RTH Only order. An ‘‘All Sessions’’ order is an order a User designates as eligible to trade during both GTH and RTH. An unexecuted All Sessions order on the GTH Book at the end of a GTH trading session enters the RTH Queuing Book and becomes eligible for execution during the RTH opening rotation and trading session on that same trading day, subject to a User’s instructions.17 An ‘‘RTH Only’’ order is an order a User designates as eligible to trade only during RTH or not designated as All Sessions. An unexecuted RTH Only order with a Time-in-Force of good-tilcancelled (‘‘GTC’’) or good-til-day (‘‘GTD’’) on the RTH Book at the end of an RTH trading session enters the RTH Queuing Book and becomes eligible for execution during the RTH opening rotation and trading session on the following trading day (but not during the GTH trading session on the following trading day), subject to a User’s instructions.18 Because trading sessions are currently completely separate on Cboe Options, there are not distinct order types corresponding to the proposed RTH Only and All Sessions order instructions. An order or quote submitted to GTH on Cboe Options may only execute during GTH, and an order or quote submitted to RTH on Cboe Options may only execute during RTH. The proposed RTH Only order is equivalent to any order submitted to RTH on Cboe Options. While the Exchange is not proposing an equivalent to an order submitted to GTH on Cboe Options, and instead is proposing an All are not connected. See current Rule 6.1A(g) (which the proposed rule change deletes). 17 See proposed Rule 5.6(c), proposed definition of All Sessions order. The Exchange notes the ‘‘RTH Queuing Book’’ means the book into which Users may submit orders and quotes (and onto which orders remaining on the Book from the previous trading session or trading day, as applicable, are entered) during the Queuing Period for participation in the applicable opening rotation. The Exchange will add a definition and additional descriptions regarding the Queuing Book to the Rules in a future rule filing. However, the Queuing Book is equivalent to the Book into which TPHs may submit quotes and orders during the order entry period prior to the opening process. See current Rule 6.2. 18 See proposed Rule 5.6(c), proposed definition of RTH Only order. PO 00000 Frm 00190 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30271 Sessions order, Users may still submit an equivalent to a ‘‘GTH only’’ order by submitting an All Sessions order with a good-til-date Time-in-Force, with a time to cancel before the RTH market open. Therefore, Users can submit orders to participate in either trading session, or both, and thus the proposed rule change provides Users with the same order entry ability as well as additional flexibility and control regarding in which trading sessions their orders and quotes may be eligible to trade. Generally, trading during the GTH trading session will occur in the same manner as it occurs during the RTH trading session. However, because the GTH market may have different characteristics than the RTH market (such as lower trading levels, reduced liquidity, and fewer participants), the Exchange may deem it appropriate to make different determinations for trading rules for each trading session. Proposed Rule 1.5(b) states to the extent the Rules allow the Exchange to make a determination, including on a classby-class or series-by-series basis, the Exchange may make a determination for GTH that differs from the determination it makes for RTH.19 The Exchange maintains flexibility with respect to certain rules so that it may apply different settings and parameters to address the specific characteristics of that class and its market. For example, current Rule 6.45(a) allows the Exchange to determine electronic allocation algorithms on a class-by-class basis; 20 and current Rule 6.53 (proposed Rule 5.6) allows the Exchange to make certain order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force not available for all Exchange systems or classes (and unless stated in the Rules or the context indicates otherwise, as proposed).21 Because trading characteristics during RTH may be different than those during GTH (such as lower trading levels, 19 See current Rule 6.1A(i) (which the proposed rule change proposes to delete). 20 Therefore, the allocation algorithm that applies to a class during RTH may differ from the allocation algorithm that apply to that class during GTH. 21 Proposed Rule 5.6(a) explicitly state that the Exchange may make these determinations on a trading session basis. It also states that all order types the Exchange makes available in an All Sessions class for RTH electronic trading are available in that class for GTH electronic trading, except as otherwise specified in the Rules. See current Rule 6.1A(f) (which the proposed rule change proposes to delete). The Exchange notes Rule 6.1A(f) currently provides GTC orders are not available during GTH. However, because the Exchange will use the same Book for GTH and RTH, the Exchange will make available the GTC time-inforce for GTH, as an order in an All Sessions class with that time-in-force can remain in the Book following the conclusion of the GTH trading session and be available for trading during the RTH trading session. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30272 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices reduced liquidity, and fewer participants), the Exchange believes it is appropriate to extend this flexibility to each trading session. The Exchange represents that it will continue to have appropriate personnel available during GTH to make any determinations that Rules provide the Exchange or Exchange personnel will make (such as trading halts, opening series, and obvious errors). The proposed rule change also moves Rule 6.40 regarding the unit of trading for option series from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.2 of the shell Rulebook, and deletes current Rule 6.40 from the current Rulebook, as discussed below. The proposed rule change makes no substantive changes to this Rule. The proposed rule change moves all provisions regarding the meaning of bids and offers from the current Rulebook (including Rules 6.41 and 6.44 (including Interpretations and Policies .01 [sic], .02 [sic], .04 and .05) 22 as well as Rules 20.10(a), 21.13, 22.13(a), 23.9, 24.8, 28.11, and 29.14(a) and (c) related to the meaning of bids and offers for Range options, Government Security options, Binary options, Corporate Debt Security options, Interest Rate options, and Credit options, respectively) to proposed Rule 5.3 in the shell Rulebook. regarding minimum increments from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule change moves the order types currently available on the Exchange from Rule 6.53 in the current Rulebook to proposed Rule 5.6 in the shell Rulebook. The proposed rule change makes certain changes to conform some of the definitions to those used in the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ Rules, and also adds certain Order Instructions and Times-in-Force, as described below. The introduction to proposed Rule 5.6 states unless otherwise specified in the Rules or the context indicates otherwise, the Exchange determines which of the following order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force are available on a class, system, or trading session basis.23 The introduction also states other Rules will list which order types, Order Instructions, and Times-inForce the Exchange may make available for electronic and PAR routing (for open outcry trading), during RTH, during GTH, and for complex orders.24 This is consistent with the introductory language in current Rule 6.53(a), as well as current Rule 6.1A(i), which permits the Exchange to make separate determinations for GTH and RTH. Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Order Type ................. orders may be market or limit orders ............ 6.53 ............................ C2 Rule 6.10(b) ......... Limit Order ................. order to buy or sell a stated number of option contracts at a specified price or better; a limit order to buy (sell) is marketable when, at the time it enters the System, the order price is equal to or higher (lower) than the then-current offer (bid). 6.53 ............................ BZX Rule 21.1(d)(2), C2 Rule 6.10(b), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(2). Market Order .............. order to buy or sell a stated number of option contracts at the best price available at the time of execution; Users may not designate a market order as All Sessions. processing instruction a User may apply to an order (multiple instructions may apply to a single order) when entering it into the System for electronic or open outcry processing, subject to any restrictions set forth in the Rules. 6.1A(f) and 6.53 ......... BZX Rule 21.1(d)(5), C2 Rule 6.10(b), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(5). BZX Rule 21.1(d), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d). Order Instruction ........ jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES The proposed rule change makes no substantive changes to those Rules. This single rule simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to the meaning of bids and offers within a single Rule. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced above regarding the meaning of bids and offers from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced in the table above from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule change also moves all provisions regarding the minimum increments for bids and offers (including Rule 6.42 as well as provisions in Rules 20.10(b), 21.13, 22.13(b), 23.9, 28.11, and 29.14(b) related to minimum increments for Range options, Government Security options, Binary options, Interest Rate options, Corporate Debt Security options, and Credit options, respectively) to proposed Rule 5.4 in the shell Rulebook. This single rule simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to minimum increments of options trading on the Exchange within a single Rule. No substantive changes were made to these Rules. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced above 22 The Exchange will move provisions in Rules 6.41.01 and 24.8.01 related to orders with cash prices to the shell Rulebook in separate rule filings. 23 As noted above, the introduction also states all order types the Exchange makes available in an All VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 6.53 ............................ Sessions class for RTH electronic trading will be available in that class for GTH electronic trading, except as otherwise specified in the Rules. 24 The Exchange will add Rules regarding which order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force PO 00000 Frm 00191 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description of change Moved to proposed Rule 5.6(b). Moved to proposed Rule 5.6(b); clarified that the order price compared to thencurrent bid or offer determines whether the limit order is marketable. Moved to proposed Rule 5.6(b). Added to Rule 5.6(c) (rules currently permit various instructions). will be available specifically for electronic trading and PAR routing (and open outcry trading), for GTH, and for complex orders in separate rule filings. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30273 Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Description of change 6.1A(f), 6.53, and 6.44.03. EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(4) Moved to Rule 5.6(c). 6.53 ............................ BZX Rule 21.1(c)(1), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(c)(1). BZX Rule 21.1(d)(7), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(7). Moved to Rule 5.6(c). N/A ............................. C2 Rule 6.10(c) and EDGX Rule 11.6(b). Added to Rule 5.6(c) (consistent with current Rule 6.82) and substantively similar Cboe Affiliated Exchanges Rules (further discussed below). 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. Moved to Rule 5.6(c); clarified that the legs need not consist of the same number of contracts if the contracts represent the same number of shares of the underlying (currently says ‘‘shares at option’’). Moved to Rule 5.6(c). Current Cboe options rule Defined term Provision All-or-None ................. order a User designates to be executed in whole or not at all; an AON order may be a market or limit order; Users may not designate an AON order as All Sessions; the Exchange does not disseminate bids or offers of AON orders to OPRA; a User may not designate an AON order as Post Only; an AON limit order is always subject to the Price Adjust process as set forth in proposed Rule 5.32; a User may apply MCN (as defined below), but no other MTP Modifier (if a User applies any other MTP Modifier to an AON order, the System handles it as an MCN), to an AON order; the Exchange may restrict the entry of AON orders in a series or class if the Exchange deems it necessary or appropriate to maintain a fair and orderly market 25. order a User designates for display (price and size) that includes the User’s EFID or other unique identifier. Attributable ................. Book Only .................. Cancel Back ............... Combination Order .... Electronic Only ........... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 order the System ranks and executes pursuant to current Rule 6.45, subjects to the to be proposed Price Adjust process, or cancels, as applicable (in accordance with User instructions), without routing away to another exchange. order a User designates to not be subject to the to be proposed Price Adjust process that the System cancels or rejects (immediately at the time the System receives the order or upon return to the System after being routed away) if displaying the order on the Book would create a violation current Rule 6.82,26 or if the order cannot otherwise be executed or displayed in the Book at its limit price; the System executes a Book Only—Cancel Back order against resting orders, and cancels or rejects a Post Only—Cancel Back order, that locks or crosses the opposite side of the BBO. an order involving a number of call option contracts and the same number of put option contracts in the same underlying security; in the case of an adjusted option contract, a combination order need not consist of the same number of put and call contracts if such contracts both represent the same number of shares of the underlying. order a User designates for electronic execution (in whole or in part) on the Exchange only, and does not route to PAR for execution in open outcry; the System cancels an Electronic Only order that would otherwise route to PAR pursuant to the Rules. 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 6.53 ............................ Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Moved to Rule 5.6(c); currently referred to as Cboe Options Only in Rule 6.53. 30274 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices Provision Current Cboe options rule Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule order that has the meaning provided in current Section E of Chapter 6, which may be executed at one or multiple price levels in the System without regard to Protected Quotations at other options exchanges; the Exchange relies on the marking of an order by a User as an ISO order when handling such order, and thus, it is the entering Trading Permit Holder’s responsibility, not the Exchange’s responsibility, to comply with the requirements relating to ISOs. order that does not execute against a resting opposite side order also marked with an MTP modifier and originating from the same EFID, Trading Permit Holder identifier, trading group identifier, or Sponsored User identifier (‘‘Unique Identifier’’), with five types of modifiers available. order that requires a specified minimum quantity of contracts be executed or is cancelled; Minimum Quantity orders will only execute against multiple, aggregated orders if such executions would occur simultaneously, and only a Book Only order with TIF designation of IOC may have a Minimum Quantity instruction (the System disregards a Minimum Quantity instruction on any other order) 27. 6.53 ............................ BZX Rule 21.1(d)(10), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(9). Moved to Rule 5.6(c). 6.53 ............................ BZX Rule 21.1(g), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(g). Moved to Rule 5.6(c) and conformed to Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ rules (further discussed below). 6.53 and 6.44.05 ........ BZX Rule 21.1(d)(3), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(3). Non-Attributable ......... order a User designates for display (price and size) on an anonymous basis or not designated as an Attributable Order. N/A ............................. BZX Rule 21.1(c)(2), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(c)(2). Not Held ..................... order marked ‘‘not held’’, ‘‘take time’’ or which bears any qualifying notation giving discretion as to the price or time at which such order is to be executed. An order entrusted to a Floor Broker will be considered a not held order, unless otherwise specified by a Floor Broker’s client or the order was received by the Exchange electronically and subsequently routed to a Floor Broker or PAR Official pursuant to the User’s instructions. Not held orders and/or ‘‘held’’ orders must be marked in a manner and form prescribed by the Exchange. 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. Moved to Rule 5.6(c) and renamed as minimum quantity from minimum volume; may be eligible for electronic trading, in addition to open outcry trading (currently minimum volume orders are only eligible for open outcry trading). Added to Rule 5.6(c); orders currently not marked Attributable on Cboe Options are non-attributable; proposed rule change merely permits Users to affirmatively designate orders as non-attributable, and specify the Exchange will by default treat orders as Non-Attributable unless the User designates it as Attributable. Moved to Rule 5.6(c). Defined term Intermarket Sweep Order/ISO. Match Trade Prevention/MTP Modifier. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Minimum Quantity ...... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00193 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Description of change 30275 Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Description of change Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Post Only ................... order the System ranks and executes pursuant to current Rule 6.45,28 subjects to the to be proposed Price Adjust process, or cancels or rejects (including if it is not subject to the Price Adjust process and locks or crosses a Protected Quotation of another exchange), as applicable (in accordance with a User’s instructions), except the order may not remove liquidity from the Book or route away to another Exchange. order a User designates to be subject to the to be proposed Price Adjust process, or an order a User does not designate as Cancel Back 29. initiating order to buy (sell) at least 1,000 standard option contracts or 10,000 minioption contracts that is identified as being part of a qualified contingent trade coupled with a contra-side order or orders totaling an equal number of contracts. QCC orders with one option leg may only be entered in the standard increments applicable to simple orders in the options class under Rule 5.4. QCC orders with more than one option leg may be entered in the increments specified for complex orders under Rule 5.4; QCC orders may execute without exposure subject to certain requirements. a spread, straddle, or combination order in which the stated number of option contracts to buy (sell) is not equal to the stated number of option contracts to sell (buy), provided that the number of contracts differ by a permissible ratio; for purposes of the Rules, a permissible ratio is any ratio that is equal to or greater than one-to-three (.333) and less than or equal to three-to-one (3.00); for example, a oneto-two (.5) ratio, a two-to-three (.667) ratio, or a two-to-one (2.00) ratio is permissible, whereas a one-to-four (.25) ratio or a fourto-one (4.0) ratio is not. limit order with both a portion of the quantity displayed (‘‘Display Quantity’’) and a reserve portion of the quantity (‘‘Reserve Quantity’’) not displayed; both display quantity and reserve quantity are available for potential execution against incoming orders, with Max Floor and replenishment instructions available 30. order to buy a stated number of option contracts and to sell the same number of option contracts, or contracts representing the same number of shares as the underlying, of the same class of options. N/A ............................. BZX Rule 21.1(d)(8), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(8). Added to Rule 5.6(c) (further discussed below). N/A ............................. BZX Rule 21.1(j), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(i). Added to Rule 5.6(c) (further discussed below). 6.53 ............................ EDGX Rule 21.1(d) .... Moved to Rule 5.6(c). 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. Moved to Rule 5.6(c). 6.53 ............................ BZX Rule 21.1(d)(1), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(1). Moved to Rule 5.6(c) and conformed to Cboe Affiliated Exchanges rules (further discussed below). 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. 6.1A(f) and 6.10(c)(3) BZX Rule 21.1(d)(11), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(11). Moved to Rule 5.6(c); clarified that the contracts may represent the same number of shares of the underlying (currently says ‘‘shares at option’’). Moved to Rule 5.6(c); modified to compare stop prices to national prices rather than Exchange prices (BZX, EDGX, and C2 similarly use the NBBO), which reflect prices from the entire market. Price Adjust ................ QCC Order ................. Ratio Order ................ Reserve Order ........... Spread ....................... Stop (Stop-Loss) Order. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 order to buy (sell) that becomes a market order when the consolidated last sale price (excluding prices from complex order trades if outside the NBBO) or NBB (NBO) for a particular option contract is equal to or above (below) the stop price specified by the User; Users may not designate a Stop Order as All Sessions. 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30276 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Stop-Limit Order ........ order to buy (sell) that becomes a limit order when the consolidated last sale price (excluding prices from complex order trades if outside the NBBO) or NBB (NBO) for a particular option contract is equal to or above (below) the stop price specified by the User; Users may not designate a StopLimit Order as All Sessions. 6.1A(f) and 6.53 ......... BZX Rule 21.1(d)(12), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(12). Straddle ...................... order to buy a number of call option contracts and the same number of put option contracts on the same underlying security which contracts have the same exercise price and expiration date; or an order to sell a number of call option contracts and the same number of put option contracts on the same underlying security which contracts have the same exercise price and expiration date (e.g., an order to buy two XYZ July 50 calls and to buy two July 50 XYZ puts is a straddle order) In the case of adjusted option contracts, a straddle order need not consist of the same number of put and call contracts if such contracts both represent the same number of shares of the underlying. period of time the System will hold an order for potential execution; or quote for potential execution; unless otherwise specified in the Rules or the context indicates otherwise, the Exchange determines which of the following Times-in-Force are available on a class, system, or trading session basis; current Rule 6.53C (which the Exchange intends to update and move to Rule 5.33 in the shell Rulebook) will set forth the Times-in-Force the Exchange may make available for complex orders. time-in-force that means an order to buy or sell that, if not executed, expires at the RTH market close. 6.53 ............................ N/A ............................. 6.53(d) ........................ BZX Rule 21.1(f), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f). Moved to Rule 5.6(d). 6.53(d) ........................ Moved to Rule 5.6(d). time-in-force that means an order that is to be executed in its entirety as soon as the System receives it and, if not so executed, cancelled; the System considers an FOK order to be an AON order. time-in-force that means, if after entry into the System, the order is not fully executed, the order (or unexecuted portion) remains available for potential display or execution (with the same timestamp) unless cancelled by the entering User, or until the option expires, whichever comes first. time-in-force that means, if after entry into the System, the order is not fully executed, the order (or unexecuted portion) remains available for potential display or execution (with the same timestamp) until a date and time specified by the entering User unless cancelled by the entering User. 6.53(d) and 6.44.04 ... BZX Rule 21.1(f)(3), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(3). BZX Rule 21.1(f)(5), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(5). 6.53(d) ........................ BZX Rule 21.1(f)(4), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(4). Moved to Rule 5.6(d). N/A ............................. BZX Rule 21.1(f)(1, C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(1). Added to Rule 5.6(d); similar to GTC orders, except it provides Users with additional flexibility to have an order automatically cancel at a specific time on a specific date, rather than manually cancel a GTC order at that time (similar to Cboe Affiliated Exchanges’ rules). Time-in-Force ............. Day ............................. Fill-or-Kill/FOK ............ Good-til-Cancelled/ GTC. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Good-til-Date/GTD ..... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00195 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 Description of change Moved to Rule 5.6(c); modified to compare stop prices to national prices rather than Exchange prices (BZX, C2, and EDGX similarly use the NBBO), which reflect prices from the entire market. Moved to Rule 5.6(c); clarified that the contracts may represent the same number of shares of the underlying (currently says ‘‘shares at option’’). Moved to Rule 5.6(d). 30277 Corresponding Cboe affiliated exchange rule Description of change Defined term Provision Current Cboe options rule Immediate-or-Cancel/ IOC. time-in-force for a limit order that is to be executed in whole or in part as soon as the System receives it; the System cancels and does not post to the Book any portion of an IOC order (or unexecuted portion) not executed immediately on the Exchange or another options exchange. a limit order that may not execute on the Exchange until three minutes prior to RTH market close; at that time, the System enters LOC orders into the Book in time sequence (based on the times at which the System initially received them), where they may be processed in accordance with current Rule 6.45 (to be moved to Rule 5.32 in the shell Rulebook); the System cancels an LOC order (or unexecuted portion) that does not execute by the RTH market close; Users may not designate an LOC order as All Sessions. a market order that may not execute on the Exchange until three minutes prior to RTH market close; at that time, the System enters MOC orders into the Book in time sequence (based on the times at which the System initially received them), where they may be processed in accordance with current Rule 6.45 (to be moved to Rule 5.32 in the shell Rulebook); the System cancels an MOC order (or unexecuted portion) that does not execute by the RTH market close; Users may not designate an MOC order as All Sessions. time-in-force means an order that may only participate in the Opening Process on the Exchange; the System cancels an OPG order (or unexecuted portion) that does not execute during the Opening Process. 6.53(d) ........................ BZX Rule 21.1(f)(2), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(2). Moved to Rule 5.6(d). 6.1A(f) and 6.53(d) .... .................................... Moved to Rule 5.6(d) and separated from MOC definition; updated (as discussed below). 6.1A(f) and 6.53(d) .... .................................... Moved to Rule 5.6(d) and separated from LOC definition; updated (as discussed below). 6.53(d) ........................ BXZ Rule 21.1(f)(6), C2 Rule 6.10(d), and EDGX Rule 21.1(f)(6). Moved to Rule 5.6(d). Limit-on-Close/LOC ... Market on Close/MOC At the Open/OPG ...... jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices 25 In addition to determining the availability of AONs on a class basis, the Exchange may restrict the entry of AONs on a series basis when it deems necessary to maintain a fair and orderly market. This is consistent with current Rules 6.44.03 and 6.53, which the proposed rule change deletes from the current Rulebook. The Exchange will describe the proposed price adjust process in a future rule filing, but it will be equivalent to the price adjust process described in EDGX Rule 21.1(i). 26 The Exchange intends to move Rule 6.82 from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.67 in the shell Rulebook in a separate rule filing. The substance of the rule will not change. 27 The proposed rule change deletes Rule 6.44, Interpretation and Policy .05. As noted above, the Exchange will make Minimum Quantity orders available for electronic trading (currently, the Exchange only makes these orders available for open outcry trading). Additionally, because Minimum Quantity orders will be IOC (and thus not rest in the Book), there is no need to address the priority of Minimum Quantity orders. 28 The Exchange intends to move Rule 6.45 from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.32 in the shell Rulebook in a separate rule filing. The rule will remain substantively the same. 29 See BZX Rule 21.1(i), C2 Rule 6.12(b), and EDGX Rule 21.1(i) for a description of the Price Adjust process, which the Exchange will propose to add to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 The proposed rule change also makes nonsubstantive changes to the definitions of certain order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force, including to make the rule provisions plain English, update defined terms, and add clarifying language. The Exchange will also add appropriate cross-references in the definitions of order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force as the applicable crossreferenced Rules are moved from the current Rulebook to the shell Rulebook. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules in the above table from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. As noted above, the proposed rule change adds the following Order Instructions to proposed Rule 5.6(c), which are currently available on the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, as indicated above. 30 The Exchange will move provisions related to the priority of Reserve Orders in a separate filing. PO 00000 Frm 00196 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • AON: The Exchange currently permits AON orders.31 The proposed rule change does not permit a User to designate an AON order as Post Only.32 An AON order’s size contingency, and the fact that AON orders have last priority while resting in the Book,33 will provide AON orders resting on the Book with few opportunities for AON orders to receive an execution. Additionally, Post Only orders are intended to add displayed liquidity to the Book; because AON orders are not displayed, the purpose of a Post Only instruction conflicts with AON functionality. For these reasons, the Exchange believes there will be minimal investor demand for Post Only AON orders.34 The 31 See Rule 6.53. discussed below, a Post Only order may not, among other things, remove liquidity from the Book. 33 See Rule 6.45. 34 Cboe Options does not currently offer a Post Only instruction. Additionally, other exchanges, such as ISE and NOM, only permit AON orders to be entered as IOC, and thus AON orders at those options exchanges would only execute upon entry 32 As E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM Continued 26JNN1 30278 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Exchange believes it is appropriate to not restrict the opportunities for execution of an AON order to the minimal execution opportunities that would exist for an AON order while resting on the Book. This ensures that an AON order may execute upon entry if there is sufficient size resting on the Book, as well as have an opportunity for execution if it cannot so execute. Additionally, the proposed rule change only permits Users to apply MCN (MTP cancel newest), but no other MTP Modifiers, to an AON order.35 Proposed Rule 5.6(c) provides that an incoming order marked with the MCN Modifier will not execute against opposite side resting interest market with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The incoming order marked with the MCN modifier will be cancelled back to the originating User(s). The resting order marked with an MTP modifier will remain on the Book. The Exchange believes there will be little demand for the use of any MTP Modifiers on AON orders given that primarily retail investors submit AONs, and retail investors are unlikely to have interest on both sides of the market. Therefore, orders of different retail investors would have the opportunity to execute against each other, unlike a broker who may have orders resting on both sides of the market and may want to avoid those orders executing against each other. Therefore, the Exchange believes offering one MTP Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. The Exchange believes MCN is the most appropriate MTP modifier for AON orders, because it is the simplest modifier to implement from a System perspective and an offering of other MTP modifier for investors would present significant technical complexities given the size contingency of AON orders.36 Additionally, the Exchange has determined to handle an AON order with any other MTP Modifier as an MCN rather than cancel the AON, because the proposed rules provide investors with sufficient transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders with MTP Modifiers, and Users may achieve other results manually if so desired. For example, if User were to prefer to have a resting order with an MTP Modifier cancel and and never rest on the book (and thus Post Only, if available on those exchanges, would not be permitted). 35 If a User applies any other MTP Modifier to an AON order, the System will handle it as an MCN). 36 Additionally, the Decrement and Cancel MTP Modifier is inconsistent with an AON order, because it may result in partial execution of an order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 let the newer AON order rest, it could manually cancel the resting order and then resubmit the AON order. The Exchange currently only offers match trade prevention only for marketmakers, and thus the current rules regarding AON orders contains no restrictions on the use of match trade prevention instructions, as it would only be available to market-makers that submit AON orders. Because the Exchange will have match-trade prevention functionality available for all Users (as proposed) and not just MarketMakers, the Exchange believes it is appropriate to provide this functionality to all Users that submit AON orders and want match trade prevention functionality. The rules of other exchanges are also silent on whether any match trade prevention instructions are available for AON orders. • Cancel Back: A Book Only or Post Only order a User designates to not be subject to the Price Adjust Process (which the Exchange will add to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing), which the System cancels or rejects if it locks or crosses the opposite side of the ABBO. The System executes a Book Only—Cancel Back order against resting orders, and cancels or rejects a Post Only—Cancel Back order, that locks or crosses the opposite side of the BBO. The proposed functionality is partially included in the definition of Post Only in the BZX and EDGX rules,37 and substantially similar to C2 Rule 6.10(c). The proposed rule change is also consistent with linkage rules. Book Only orders and Post Only orders do not route by definition, and the Cancel Back instruction provides an option for Users to determine how these non-routable orders will be handled within the System, consistent with their definitions.38 • Match Trade Prevention (MTP) Modifiers: Current Rule 6.53(c) defines a Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order as an IOC order market with the MarketMaker Trade Prevention designation. A Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order that would trade against a resting quote or order for the same Market-Maker will be cancelled, as will the resting quote or order (unless the Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order is received while an order for the same Market-Maker is subject to an auction, in which case only the Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order will be cancelled). The Exchange proposes to adopt MTP 37 See BZX Rule 21.6(d)(8); and EDGX Rule 21.6(d)(8). 38 C2 Rule 6.10(c) contains a substantively similar Cancel Back instruction. EDGX Rule 11.6(b) (which relates to the EDGX Equities market) contains a similar Cancel Back instruction. PO 00000 Frm 00197 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 modifiers substantively the same as those available on the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges.39 The proposed MTP modifiers expand this functionality to all Users, rather than just MarketMakers, and provide Users with multiple options regarding how the System handles orders with the same Unique Identifiers. Pursuant to the proposed rule change, an order designated with any MTP modifier is not executed against a resting opposite side order also designated with an MTP modifier and originating from the same Unique Identifier. Except for the MDC modifier described below, the MTP modifier on the incoming order controls the interaction between two orders marked with MTP modifiers: Æ MTP Cancel Newest (‘‘MCN’’): An incoming order marked with the ‘‘MCN’’ modifier does not execute against a resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The System cancels or rejects the incoming order, and the resting order remains in the Book. Æ MTP Cancel Oldest (‘‘MCO’’): An incoming order marked with the ‘‘MCO’’ modifier does not execute against a resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The System cancels or rejects the resting order, and processes the incoming order in accordance with current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing). Æ MTP Decrement and Cancel (‘‘MDC’’): An incoming order marked with the ‘‘MDC’’ modifier does not execute against a resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. If both orders are equivalent in size, the System cancels or rejects both orders. If the orders are not equivalent in size, the System cancels or rejects the smaller of the two orders and decrements the size of the larger order by the size of the smaller order, which remaining balance remains on or processes in accordance with the equivalent of current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing), as applicable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, unless a User instructs the Exchange not to do so, the System cancels or rejects both orders if the resting order is marked with any MTP modifier other than MDC and the incoming order is smaller in size than the resting order. Æ MTP Cancel Both (‘‘MCB’’): An incoming order marked with the ‘‘MCB’’ modifier does not execute against a 39 See BZX Rule 21.1(g), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(g). E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The System cancels or rejects both orders. Æ MTP Cancel Smallest (‘‘MCS’’): An incoming order marked with the ‘‘MCS’’ modifier does not execute against a resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. If both orders are equivalent in size, the System cancels or rejects both orders. If the orders are not equivalent in size, the System cancels or rejects the smaller of the two orders, and the larger order remains on the Book or processes in accordance with the equivalent of current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing), as applicable. The proposed MTP functionality is designed to prevent market participants from unintentionally causing a proprietary self-trade. The Exchange believes these modifiers will allow firms to better manage order flow and prevent undesirable executions with themselves. Trading Permit Holders may have multiple connections into the Exchange consistent with their business needs and function. As a result, orders routed by the same firm via different connections may, in certain circumstances, trade against each other. The proposed modifiers provide Trading Permit Holders with functionality (in addition to what is available on Cboe Options today) with the opportunity to prevent these potentially undesirable trades. The Exchange notes that offering the MTP modifiers may streamline certain regulatory functions by reducing false positive results that may occur on Exchange generated wash trading surveillance reports when orders are executed under the same Unique Identifier. For these reasons, the Exchange believes the MTP modifiers offer users enhanced order processing functionality that may prevent potentially undesirable executions without negatively impacting brokerdealer best execution obligations. • Post Only Order: An order the System ranks and executes pursuant to current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing), subjects to the Price Adjust process, or cancels (including if it is not subject to the Price Adjust process and it would lock or cross a Protected Quotation on another exchange), as applicable (in accordance with User instructions), except the order may not remove liquidity from the Book or route away to another Exchange. This proposed instructions is nearly identical to the Cboe Options Only order instruction (the Book Only order VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 instruction as proposed), except it will also not remove liquidity from the Book. This proposed instruction provides Users with flexibility to submit an order to add liquidity to the Book without interacting with then-currently resting interest and incurring applicable taker fees. • Reserve Order: A limit order with both a portion of the quantity displayed (‘‘Display Quantity’’) and a reserve portion of the quantity (‘‘Reserve Quantity’’) not displayed. Both the Display Quantity and Reserve Quantity of the Reserve Order are available for potential execution against incoming orders. When entering a Reserve Order, a User must instruct the Exchange as to the quantity of the order to be initially displayed by the System (‘‘Max Floor’’). If the Display Quantity of a Reserve Order is fully executed, the System will, in accordance with the User’s instruction, replenish the Display Quantity from the Reserve Quantity using one of the below replenishment instructions. If the remainder of an order is less than the replenishment amount, the System will display the entire remainder of the order. The System creates a new timestamp for both the Display Quantity and Reserve Quantity of the order each time it is replenished from reserve. Æ Random Replenishment: An instruction that a User may attach to an order with Reserve Quantity where the System randomly replenishes the Display Quantity for the order with a number of contracts not outside a replenishment range, which equals the Max Floor plus and minus a replenishment value established by the User when entering a Reserve Order with a Random Replenishment instruction. Æ Fixed Replenishment: For any order for that a User does not select Random Replenishment, the System will replenish the Display Quantity of an order with the number of contracts equal to the Max Floor. Current Rule 6.53(c) describes current reserve order functionality available on the Exchange. The proposed functionality is generally the same as the current functionality but enhances the use of reserve orders by providing flexibility for Users to determine whether the reserve replenishment amount is fixed or random. This proposed functionality is substantively the same as that available on the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges.40 The proposed rule change also modifies and adds detail to the 40 See BZX Rule 21.1(d)(1), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 21.1(d)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00198 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30279 definitions of MOC and LOC orders. Currently, an MOC order is a market or limit order to be executed as close as possible to the close of the market near to or at the closing price for the particular option series. The proposed rule change specifies that an MOC or LOC may not execute on the Exchange until three minutes prior to RTH market close.41 The System enters LOC and MOC orders into the Book in time sequence (based on the times at which the Exchange initially received them), where they may be processed in accordance with current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange intends to move to Rule 5.32 in the shell Rulebook).42 The Exchange notes that it does not have a closing auction in which market participants may participate in an auction rotation that determines the closing price for a series, like that of the equities space, but that the proposed MOC and LOC orders merely become executable three minutes prior to the close of RTH. The Exchange queues LOC and MOC orders in the System until three minutes before the RTH market close. At that time, the System handles a LOC or MOC order as a limit order or market order, as applicable, and processes them in accordance with Rule 6.45. The Exchange believes that three minutes prior to the RTH market close is a reasonable time prior to the market close to trigger MOC and LOC orders, as it provides those orders with sufficient time to interact with contra-side interest and potentially execute at a time close to the RTH market close. The proposed LOC and MOC order definitions also provide that the System cancels an LOC order or an MOC order (or an unexecuted portion of an LOC or MOC order) that does not execute by the RTH market close. This is consistent with current functionality and the purpose of these orders, which is to execute near the RTH market close on the day they were submitted to the Exchange. As the execution of MOC and LOC orders is linked to the RTH market close, such orders will be valid only during RTH; however, the System will accept such orders during any trading session.43 A User may not designate an MOC or LOC order as ‘‘All Sessions’’; any MOC or LOC order designated as All Sessions will be rejected. The proposed rule change deletes the definition of a market-if-touched order and a facilitation order, as those order 41 The Exchange currently triggers MOC and LOC orders three minutes prior to the RTH market close. 42 Rule 6.45 describes how the System processes orders and quotes in the Book. 43 The Exchange notes that an RTH Only MOC or LOC order submitted during GTH will remain on the book until the close of RTH. E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30280 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices types are not currently available on the Exchange and will not be available following the technology migration. The Exchange will move the definitions of an AIM Sweep order and Sweep and AIM order to the shell Rulebook in separate rule filings. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Deletion of Current Rules As noted above, to the extent the proposed rule change moves current Rules from the current Rulebook to the shell Rulebook, the proposed rule change also deletes those current Rules from the current Rulebook (as noted above, some rules will be moved to the shell Rulebook in future rule filings). However, these Rules will remain in effect and on the current Rulebook until completion of the technology migration, at which time the Rules in the shell Rulebook will take effect. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to the Exchange and, in particular, the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.44 Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 45 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Additionally, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 46 requirement that the rules of an exchange not be designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. In particular, the proposed rule changes are generally intended to add or align certain system functionality currently offered by the Exchange and the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges in order to provide a consistent technology offering for the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. A consistent technology offering, in turn, will simplify the technology implementation, changes and maintenance by Users of the Exchange that are also participants on 44 15 45 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 46 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The proposed rule change does not propose to implement new or unique functionality that has not been previously filed with the Commission or is not available on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The Exchange notes that the proposed rule text is generally based on rules of Cboe Affiliated Exchanges and is different only to the extent necessary to conform to the Exchange’s current rules, retain intended differences based on the Exchange’s market model, or make other nonsubstantive changes to simplify, clarify, eliminate duplicative language, or make the rule provisions plain English. To the extent a proposed rule change is based on an existing Cboe Affiliated Exchange rule, the language of Exchange Rules and Cboe Affiliated Exchange rules may differ to extent necessary to conform with existing Exchange rule text or to account for details or descriptions included in the Exchange’s Rules but not in the applicable Cboe Affiliated Exchange rule, such as references to trading sessions, which apply to the Exchange but not the Cboe Affiliated Exchanged, as they do not have Global Trading Hours. Where possible, the Exchange has substantively mirrored Cboe Affiliated Exchange rules, because consistent rules will simplify the regulatory requirements and increase the understanding of the Exchange’s operations for Trading Permit Holders that are also participants on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The proposed rule change would provide greater harmonization between the rules of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, resulting in greater uniformity and less burdensome and more efficient regulatory compliance. As such, the proposed rule change would foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities and would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. The Exchange also believes that the proposed amendments will contribute to the protection of investors and the public interest by making the Exchange’s Rules easier to understand. The proposed rule change clearly identifies the ways in which trading during Regular Trading Hours will different from trading during Global Trading Hours (such as identifying order types and instructions that will not be available during Global Trading Hours). This ensures that investors will continue to be aware of any differences among trading sessions. The flexibility the Exchange maintains to make determinations for each trading session PO 00000 Frm 00199 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will allow the Exchange to apply settings and parameters to address the different market conditions that may be present during each trading session. The proposed All Sessions order and RTH Only order will protect investors by permitting investors who do not wish to trade during Global Trading Hours from having orders or quotes execute during those orders. Consistent with the goal of investor protection, the Exchange will not allow market orders during Global Trading Hours due to the expected increased volatility and decreased liquidity during these hours. The other proposed Order Instructions and Times-in-Force not currently available on the Exchange add functionality currently offered by Cboe Affiliated Exchanges in order to provide consistent order handling options across the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The proposed rule changes would also provide Users with access to optional functionality that may result in the efficient execution of such orders and will provide additional flexibility as well as increased functionality to the Exchange’s System and its Users. As explained above, the proposed functionality is substantially similar to functionality on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, and is optional for Users. The proposed rule change would provide greater harmonization between the order handling instructions available amongst the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, resulting in greater uniformity and less burdensome and more efficient regulatory compliance. With respect to the proposed MTP modifier functionality, the Exchange believes the various proposed modifier options would allow firms to better manage order flow and prevent undesirable executions against themselves, and the proposed change described herein enhances the choices available to such firms in how they do so. The proposed rule change also is designed to support the principles of Section 11A(a)(1) of the Act 47 in that it seeks to assure fair competition among brokers and dealers and among exchange markets. The proposed rule change would also provide Users with access to functionality that may result in the efficient execution of such orders and will provide additional flexibility as well as increased functionality to the Exchange’s System and its Users. The Exchange believes not permitting Users to apply the Post Only instruction to AON orders will protect investors, because it will maximize execution opportunities for AON orders. An AON order’s size contingency, and the fact 47 15 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM U.S.C. 78k–1(a)(1). 26JNN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices that AON orders will have last priority while resting in the Book, will provide AON orders resting on the Book with few opportunities for AON orders to receive an execution. Additionally, Post Only orders are intended to add displayed liquidity to the Book; because AON orders are not displayed, the purpose of a Post Only instruction conflicts with AON functionality. For these reasons, the Exchange believes there will be minimal investor demand for Post Only AON orders. This ensures that an AON order may execute upon entry if there is sufficient size resting on the Book. Additionally, as noted above, other exchanges do not permit AON orders to rest in the book at all (as they are required to be IOC).48 Unlike those exchanges, the Exchange will permit AON orders to rest in the Book, and will merely not permit AON orders to only rest in the book. Cboe Options does not currently offer a Post Only instruction, and therefore, an AON order submitted to Cboe Options pursuant to the proposed rule change will be handled in the same manner as it is handled today, as such an order would execute upon entry (if possible), route (if eligible), or enter the Book (subject to any User instructions). The Exchange believes the proposed rule change to offer use of the MCN Modifier (and not the other MTP Modifiers) for AON orders protects investors, because it provides all investors with the option to apply match-trade prevention functionality to AON orders. The Exchange believes there will be little demand for the use of any MTP Modifiers on AON orders given that primarily retail investors submit AONs, and retail investors are unlikely to have interest on both sides of the market. Therefore, orders of different retail investors would have the opportunity to execute against each other, unlike a broker who may have orders resting on both sides of the market and may want to avoid those orders executing against each other. Therefore, the Exchange believes offering one MTP Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. Given this expected minimal demand, the Exchange believes offering one MTP Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. Additionally, the Exchange believes that MCN is the most appropriate MTP modifier for AON orders because an offering of other MTP modifier for investors would present significant technical complexities given the size contingency of AON orders and that MCN is the simplest modifier to 48 See, e.g., ISE Rule 715(c); NOM Chapter VI, section 1(e)(10); and Phlx Rule 1066(c)(4). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 implement from a System perspective.49 The proposed rules provide investors with sufficient transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders with MTP Modifiers, and Users may achieve other results manually if so desired. For example, if a User were to prefer to have a resting order with an MTP Modifier cancel and let the newer AON order rest, it could manually cancel the resting order and then resubmit the AON order. The Exchange has determined to handle an AON order with any other MTP Modifier as an MCN rather than cancel the AON, and the Exchange believes the proposed rules will protect investors because they provide investors with sufficient transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders with MTP Modifiers. Additionally, Users may achieve other results manually if so desired. The proposed changes to the definitions of MOC and LOC orders will benefit investors, as they provide additional transparency in the Rules regarding how the System handles these orders. The proposed changes are consistent with current functionality. The proposed rule change makes no substantive changes to the other current Rules being moved from the current Rulebook to the shell Rulebook. The proposed rule change makes various nonsubstantive changes throughout the Rules, which the Exchange believes will protect investors and benefit market participants, as these changes simplify or clarify rules, update defined terms, use plain English, and conform language to corresponding Cboe Affiliated Exchange rules as appropriate. As described above, the basis for the majority of the substantive proposed rule changes in this filing are the approved rules of Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, which have already been found to be consistent with the Act. For instance, the Exchange does not believe that any of the proposed Order Instructions or Times-in-Force raise any new or novel issues that have not previously been considered by the Commission. Thus, the Exchange further believes that the functionality that it proposes to offer is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act, because the System upon the technology migration is designed to continue to be efficient and its operation transparent, thereby facilitating transactions in securities, removing impediments to and perfecting the 49 Additionally, the Decrement and Cancel MTP Modifier is inconsistent with an AON order, because it may result in partial execution of an order. PO 00000 Frm 00200 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30281 mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. When Cboe Options migrates to the same technology as that of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, Users of the Exchange and other Cboe Affiliated Exchanges will have access to similar functionality on all Cboe Affiliated Exchanges and similar language can be incorporated into the rules of all Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. As such, the proposed rule change would foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities and would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange reiterates that the proposed rule change is being proposed in the context of the technology integration of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Thus, the Exchange believes this proposed rule change is necessary to permit fair competition among national securities exchanges. In addition, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change will benefit Exchange participants in that it will provide a consistent technology offering for Users by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Following the technology migration, the proposed Rules being added to the shell Rulebook will apply to all Users and orders submitted by Users in the same manner. As discussed above, the basis for most of the substantive proposed rule changes in this filing are the approved rules of Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, which have already been found to be consistent with the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange neither solicited nor received comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: A. Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; B. impose any significant burden on competition; and C. become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 30282 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 26, 2019 / Notices shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 50 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 51 thereunder.52 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission will institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– CBOE–2019–027 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2019–027. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s internet website (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the 50 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 52 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 51 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Jun 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying information from comment submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2019–027 and should be submitted on or before July 17, 2019. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.53 Vanessa A. Countryman, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–13541 Filed 6–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No 34–86168; File No. SR– CboeEDGA–2019–012] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change To Introduce a Liquidity Provider Protection on EDGA June 20, 2019. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 7, 2019, Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGA’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change Cboe EDGA Exchange, Inc. (‘‘EDGA’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) is filing with the 53 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00201 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change to introduce a Liquidity Provider Protection on EDGA. The text of the proposed rule change is attached [sic] as Exhibit 5. The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s website (http://markets.cboe.com/us/ equities/regulation/rule_filings/edga/), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed rule change is to introduce a delay mechanism on EDGA that is designed to protect liquidity providers and thereby enable those liquidity providers to make better markets in equity securities traded on the Exchange. The Liquidity Provider Protection (‘‘LP2’’) delay mechanism would function similarly to delay mechanisms adopted by the Investors Exchange LLC (‘‘IEX’’) and NYSE American LLC (‘‘NYSE American’’) in that it is an intentional access delay applied to a subset of order messages in order to allow resting orders to be updated before opportunistic traders can trade with them at stale prices.3 The LP2 delay mechanism, however, is unique in that it is designed primarily to enhance market quality by promoting price forming displayed liquidity in addition to the non-displayed liquidity encouraged by both IEX and NYSE American. Liquidity provision is critical to the proper functioning of the equities markets, and finding ways to enhance 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 78101 (June 17, 2016), 81 FR 41141 (June 23, 2016) (File No. 10–222) (‘‘IEX Exchange Approval’’); 80700 (May 16, 2017), 82 FR 23381 (May 22, 2017) (SR– NYSEMKT–2017–05) (‘‘MKT Approval Order’’). 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[Release No 34-86173; File No. SR-CBOE-2019-027]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Cboe Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend 
and Move Certain Current Rules From the Exchange's Currently Effective 
Rulebook to the Shell Structure for the Exchange's Rulebook That Will 
Become Effective Upon the Migration of the Exchange's Trading Platform 
to the Same System Used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges

June 20, 2019.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on June 7, 2019, Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or ``Cboe 
Options'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the 
``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 
below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange 
filed the proposal as a ``non-controversial'' proposed rule change 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6) thereunder.\4\ The Commission is publishing this notice to 
solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    Cboe Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or ``Cboe Options'') proposes 
to amend and move certain current Rules from the Exchange's currently 
effective Rulebook (``current Rulebook'') to the shell structure for 
the Exchange's Rulebook that will become effective upon the migration 
of the Exchange's trading platform to the same system used by the Cboe 
Affiliated Exchanges (as defined below) (``shell Rulebook''). The text 
of the proposed rule change is provided in Exhibit 5.
    The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the 
Exchange's website (http://www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/CBOELegalRegulatoryHome.aspx), at the Exchange's Office of the 
Secretary, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in 
sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such 
statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    In 2016, the Exchange's parent company, Cboe Global Markets, Inc. 
(formerly named CBOE Holdings, Inc.) (``Cboe Global''), which is also 
the parent company of Cboe C2 Exchange, Inc. (``C2''), acquired Cboe 
EDGA Exchange, Inc. (``EDGA''), Cboe EDGX Exchange, Inc. (``EDGX'' or 
``EDGX Options''), Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (``BZX'' or ``BZX 
Options''), and Cboe BYX Exchange, Inc. (``BYX'' and, together with 
Cboe Options, C2, EDGX, EDGA, and BZX, the ``Cboe Affiliated 
Exchanges''). The Cboe Affiliated Exchanges are working to align 
certain system functionality, retaining only intended differences 
between the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, in the context of a technology 
migration. Cboe Options intends to migrate its trading platform to the 
same system used by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, which the Exchange 
expects to complete on October 7, 2019. Cboe Options believes offering 
similar functionality to the extent practicable will reduce potential 
confusion for market participants.
    In connection with this technology migration, the Exchange has a 
shell Rulebook that resides alongside its current Rulebook, which shell 
Rulebook will contain the Rules that will be in place upon completion 
of the Cboe Options technology migration.
Chapter 1
    The proposed rule change amends and moves the definitions of terms 
used throughout the Rules contained in current Rule 1.1 in the current 
Rulebook to proposed Rule 1.1 in the shell Rulebook. While there are no 
substantive changes to the majority of defined terms in Rule 1.1 being 
moved to the shell structure, the proposed rule change adds or amends 
the following definitions:

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                                                                          Corresponding Cboe
          Defined  term                Provision         Current Cboe          affiliated       Description of
                                                         options rule        exchange rule          change
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ABBO............................  best bid(s) or      N/A...............  C2 Rule 1.1 and     Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   offer(s)                                EDGX Rule
                                   disseminated by                         21.20(a)(1).
                                   other Eligible
                                   Exchanges \5\ and
                                   calculated by the
                                   Exchange based on
                                   market
                                   information the
                                   Exchange receives
                                   from OPRA.
All Sessions class..............  options class the   N/A...............  C2 Rule 1.1 and     Adds defined term
                                   Exchange lists                          EDGX Rule 16.1.     for classes the
                                   for trading                                                 Exchange lists
                                   during RTH and                                              for trading
                                   GTH.                                                        during GTH and
                                                                                               RTH.
Book or Simple Book.............  electronic book of  1.1...............  BZX Rule            Currently, there
                                   simple orders and                       16.1(a)(9), C2      is a separate
                                   quotes maintained                       Rule 1.1, and       book for each of
                                   by the System,                          EDGX Rule 16.1.     RTH and GTH, but
                                   which single book                                           following
                                   is used during                                              migration, there
                                   both the RTH and                                            will be a single
                                   GTH trading                                                 book used for
                                   sessions \6\.                                               both trading
                                                                                               sessions, as
                                                                                               discussed below;
                                                                                               rules of Cboe
                                                                                               Affiliated
                                                                                               Exchanges have no
                                                                                               reference to
                                                                                               separate trading
                                                                                               sessions, as
                                                                                               there are no GTH
                                                                                               on those
                                                                                               exchanges.

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Capacity........................  capacity in which   N/A...............  C2 Rule 1.1.......  Cboe Options
                                   a User submits an                                           currently refers
                                   order, which the                                            to capacity as
                                   User specifies by                                           origin code;
                                   applying the                                                current Cboe
                                   corresponding                                               Options origin
                                   code to the                                                 codes are in
                                   order, and                                                  Regulatory
                                   includes B                                                  Circular RG13-
                                   (account of a                                               038, and are the
                                   broker or dealer,                                           same as the
                                   including a                                                 proposed
                                   Foreign Broker-                                             Capacities,
                                   Dealer), C                                                  except the
                                   (Public Customer                                            proposed rule
                                   account), F (OCC                                            changes W to U
                                   clearing firm                                               (see
                                   proprietary                                                 specifications
                                   account), J                                                 \7\); proposed
                                   (joint back                                                 rule change
                                   office account),                                            deletes Y (orders
                                   L (non-Trading                                              for the account
                                   Permit Holder                                               of a specialist
                                   affiliate                                                   registered in the
                                   account), M                                                 underlying stock
                                   (Market-Maker                                               at the primary
                                   account), N                                                 exchange for
                                   (market-maker or                                            trading the
                                   specialist on                                               stock), which
                                   another options                                             will not be
                                   exchange), U                                                available
                                   (Professional                                               following
                                   account).                                                   migration \8\.
Cboe Trading....................  Cboe Trading,       N/A...............  BZX Rule 2.11, C2   Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   Inc., broker-                           Rule 1.1, and
                                   dealer affiliated                       EDGX Rule 2.11.
                                   with C2 and will
                                   serve as inbound
                                   and outbound
                                   router for C2, as
                                   discussed below.
EFID............................  Executing Firm ID.  N/A...............  C2 Rule 1.1 and     Added to Rule 1.1;
                                                                           EDGX Rule 21.1(k).  similar to the
                                                                                               term acronym,
                                                                                               which is used in
                                                                                               current Cboe
                                                                                               Options Rules;
                                                                                               EFID is the term
                                                                                               used in the
                                                                                               technical
                                                                                               specifications
                                                                                               that will apply
                                                                                               post-migration,
                                                                                               and thus is more
                                                                                               appropriate for
                                                                                               the shell
                                                                                               Rulebook; a firm
                                                                                               may have multiple
                                                                                               EFIDs.
Global Trading Hours or GTH.....  trading session     1.1 and 6.1.01      N/A...............  Added language to
                                   consisting of the   (proposed Rule                          clarify that GTH
                                   hours outside of    5.1).                                   refers to hours
                                   Regular Trading                                             during which
                                   Hours (``RTH'')                                             trading on the
                                   during which                                                Exchange may
                                   transactions in                                             occur outside of
                                   options may be                                              RTH.
                                   effected on the
                                   Exchange and are
                                   set forth in
                                   proposed Rule 5.1.
Index-Linked Security or ETN....  share traded on a   5.3.13............  N/A...............  Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   national
                                   securities
                                   exchange that is
                                   an NMS stock and
                                   represents
                                   ownership of a
                                   security that
                                   provides for
                                   payment at
                                   maturity as set
                                   forth in proposed
                                   Rule 4.3 (current
                                   Rule 5.3).
Market Close....................  time the Exchange   N/A (market close   BZX Rule 16.1, C2   Added to Rule 1.1;
                                   specifies for the   time set forth in   Rule 1.1, and       same as Cboe
                                   end of a trading    current Rule 6.1    EDGX Rule 16.1.     Affiliated
                                   session on the      (proposed Rule                          Exchanges' Rules,
                                   Exchange on that    5.1)).                                  except proposed
                                   trading day.                                                rule references
                                                                                               the concept of a
                                                                                               trading session,
                                                                                               which does not
                                                                                               exist on Cboe
                                                                                               Affiliated
                                                                                               Exchanges, as
                                                                                               they do not have
                                                                                               GTH.
Market-Maker....................  TPH registered      8.1...............  BZX Rule            Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   with the Exchange                       16.1(a)(37), C2
                                   pursuant to                             Rule 1.1, and
                                   proposed Rule                           EDGX Rule 16.1.
                                   3.52 (current
                                   Rule 8.1) for the
                                   purpose of making
                                   markets in option
                                   contracts traded
                                   on the Exchange
                                   and that has the
                                   rights and
                                   responsibilities
                                   set forth in
                                   proposed Chapter
                                   5, Section D
                                   (current Chapter
                                   VIII) of the
                                   Rules.
Market Open.....................  time the Exchange   N/A (market open    BZX Rule            Added to Rule 1.1;
                                   specifies for the   time set forth in   16.1(a)(35), C2     same as Cboe
                                   start of a          current rule 6.1    Rule 1.1, and       Affiliated
                                   trading session     (proposed Rule      EDGX Rule 16.1.     Exchanges' Rules,
                                   on the Exchange     5.1)).                                  except proposed
                                   on that trading                                             rule references
                                   day.                                                        the concept of a
                                                                                               trading session,
                                                                                               which does not
                                                                                               exist on Cboe
                                                                                               Affiliated
                                                                                               Exchanges, as
                                                                                               they do not have
                                                                                               GTH.
Order Entry Firm/OEF............  Trading Permit      N/A...............  BZX Rule            Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   Holder registered                       16.1(a)(36), C2
                                   with the Exchange                       Rule 1.1, and
                                   pursuant to                             EDGX Rule 16.1.
                                   proposed Rule
                                   3.51 representing
                                   as agent Customer
                                   Orders on the
                                   Exchange and non-
                                   Market-Maker
                                   Trading Permit
                                   Holder conducting
                                   proprietary
                                   trading.
Protected Quotation.............  a Protected Bid or  6.80..............  BZX Rule            Added to Rule 1.1.
                                   Protected Offer,                        16.1(a)(47), C2
                                   as each of those                        Rule 1.1, and
                                   terms is defined                        EDGX Rule 16.1.
                                   in proposed Rule
                                   5.65 (current
                                   Rule 6.80).
Quote and Quotation.............  firm bid or offer   1.1...............  BZX Rule            Updated to reflect
                                   a Market-Maker                          16.1(a)(51), C2     the distinction
                                   (a) submits                             Rule 1.1, and       between
                                   electronically                          EDGX Rule 16.1.     electronic quotes
                                   (including to                                               and quotes in
                                   update any of its                                           open outcry
                                   previous quotes),                                           (consistent with
                                   which may be                                                current practice
                                   updated in block                                            and functionality
                                   quantities, or                                              on the Exchange).
                                   (b) represents
                                   for open outcry
                                   on the trading
                                   floor.
RTH Class.......................  options class the   N/A...............  C2 Rule 1.1, EDGX   ..................
                                   Exchange lists                          Rule 16.1.
                                   for trading
                                   during RTH only.
Size............................  number of           N/A...............  BZX Rule 21.1(e),   Added to Rule 1.1
                                   contracts up to                         C2 Rule 1.1, and    (consistent with
                                   999,999                                 EDGX Rule 21.1(e).  current Cboe
                                   associated with                                             Options system).
                                   an order or quote.

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System..........................  the Exchange's      1.1...............  BZX Rule            Deleted reference
                                   hybrid trading                          16.1(a)(59), C2     from current
                                   platform that                           Rule 1.1, and       definition to
                                   integrates                              EDGX Rule 16.1.     Hybrid, as that
                                   electronic and                                              relates to the
                                   open outcry                                                 current
                                   trading of option                                           technology from
                                   contracts on the                                            which the Cboe
                                   Exchange, and                                               Options trading
                                   includes any                                                platform is being
                                   connectivity to                                             migrated.
                                   the foregoing
                                   trading platform
                                   that is
                                   administered by
                                   or on behalf of
                                   the Exchange,
                                   such as a
                                   communications
                                   hub \9\.
System Securities...............  options that        N/A...............  BZX Rule 21.1(b),   Added to Rule 1.1
                                   currently trade                         C2 Rule 1.1, and    (additional term
                                   on the Exchange                         EDGX Rule 21.1(b).  for options
                                   pursuant to                                                 listed for
                                   proposed Chapter                                            trading).
                                   4 (current
                                   Chapters 5 and
                                   24) in the shell
                                   Rulebook \10\.
Trade Desk......................  Exchange            N/A...............  N/A...............  Added to Rule 1.1;
                                   operations staff                                            Trade Desk is new
                                   authorized to                                               term for Help
                                   make certain                                                Desk at the
                                   trading                                                     Exchange (which
                                   determinations on                                           term will be
                                   behalf of the                                               deleted from the
                                   Exchange.                                                   Rules).
Trading Session.................  hours during which  1.1 and 6.1A(a)     C2 Rule 1.1 and     Moved provisions
                                   the Exchange is     and (h).            EDGX Rule 16.1.     from Rule 6.1A(a)
                                   open for trading                                            and (h) regarding
                                   for Regular                                                 applicability of
                                   Trading Hours or                                            Rules during GTH
                                   Global Trading                                              to definition.
                                   Hours (each of
                                   which may be
                                   referred to as a
                                   trading session),
                                   each as set forth
                                   in proposed Rule
                                   5.1. Unless
                                   otherwise
                                   specified in the
                                   Rules or the
                                   context otherwise
                                   indicates, all
                                   Rules apply in
                                   the same manner
                                   during each
                                   trading session.
Underlying index................  with respect to an  N/A...............  N/A...............  Added to Rule 1.1;
                                   index option,                                               consistent with
                                   means the index                                             index options
                                   that is the                                                 (based on OCC By-
                                   subject of an                                               Laws Article
                                   index option.                                               1(U)).
Underlying security.............  with respect to an  1.1 and 24.1(e)...  N/A...............  Added provision
                                   equity option,                                              from Rule 24.1(e)
                                   the security that                                           to 1.1.
                                   the Clearing
                                   Corporation must
                                   sell (in the case
                                   of a call option
                                   contract) or
                                   purchase (in the
                                   case of a put
                                   option contract)
                                   upon the valid
                                   exercise of the
                                   option contract,
                                   and, with respect
                                   to an index
                                   option any of the
                                   securities or
                                   mutual funds that
                                   are the basis for
                                   the calculation
                                   of the underlying
                                   index.
User............................  any TPH or          N/A...............  BZX Rule            Added to C2 Rule
                                   Sponsored User                          16.1(a)(63), C2     1.1 (common term
                                   who is authorized                       Rule 1.1, and       to apply to two
                                   to obtain access                        EDGX Rule 16.1.     types of market
                                   to the System                                               participants
                                   pursuant to                                                 defined in C2
                                   proposed Rule 5.5                                           Rules, which are
                                   (current Rule                                               the only two
                                   6.23A) \11\.                                                market
                                                                                               participants that
                                                                                               may access the
                                                                                               System under C2
                                                                                               Rules).
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    The proposed rule change deletes current Rule 1.1 (and any other 
current Rule referenced in the table above) from the current Rulebook, 
as further discussed below.
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    \5\ Eligible Exchange is defined in current Rule 6.80(7) and 
proposed Rule 5.65(g).
    \6\ The proposed rule change also deletes current Rule 6.1A(g), 
which describes the separate books currently used for the RTH and 
GTH sessions.
    \7\ BOE Specifications, available at http://cdn.batstrading.com/resources/membership/BATS_US_Options_BOE2_Specification.pdf, and FIX 
Specifications, available at http://cdn.batstrading.com/resources/membership/BATS_US_Options_BZX_FIX_Specification.pdf.
    \8\ Capacity codes applicable to trading of FLEX options will be 
addressed in a separate rule filing.
    \9\ Rules related to orders submitted for routing to PAR for 
open outcry trading will be addressed in a separate rule filing.
    \10\ The Exchange will move all Rules from the current Rulebook 
regarding options the Exchange is authorized to list for trading 
into Chapter 4 of the shell Rulebook in a separate rule filing.
    \11\ The Exchange will add provisions regarding System access 
from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.5 of the shell Rulebook in a 
separate rule filing.
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    The proposed rule change deletes the term Voluntary Professional, 
as that Capacity designation will no longer be available on Cboe 
Options following the technology migration. It is currently unavailable 
on the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Within the definition of the term 
Professional, the proposed rule change deletes the list of rules 
pursuant to which a Professional would be treated as a broker-dealer, 
which in general relate to allocation priority, but adds that a 
Professional order will be handled the same as a broker-dealer order 
unless the Rules specify otherwise. The definition of a Priority 
Customer (which excludes Professionals) and this change to the 
definition of Professional accomplish the same result, as that 
definition within the applicable rules provide that Professionals will 
not be treated as customers, and instead as broker-dealers. The 
proposed rule change also deletes the term TPH Department, as that is 
not the current name of the Exchange department that handle s 
membership requirements. Additionally, the Exchange believes it is 
appropriate to refer to the Exchange rather than a specific department 
in the Rules, as is the case in the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges' rules. 
The Rules that use that term will be updated in a separate rule filing. 
Definitions for continuous electronic quotes, Exchange spread market, 
and national spread market will be added to different rules in a 
separate filing to conform to the location of those defined terms in 
the rules of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The Exchange also deletes 
the definitions of Quarterly Options Series and Short Term Options 
Series from Rule 1.1, as those terms are defined and explained in the 
appropriate listing rules. There are other types of series the Exchange 
may list that are not defined in Rule 1.1. The proposed rule change 
also makes nonsubstantive changes to certain defined terms, including 
to make the rule provisions plain English, update defined terms, add 
cross-references to defined terms in other Rules, add clarifying 
language, and update rule cross-references (to

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reference the expected Rule number for the cross-referenced Rule).
    Proposed Rule 1.5 (current Rule 1.2) states the Exchange announces 
to Trading Permit Holders all determinations it makes pursuant to the 
Rules via (a) specifications, Notices, or Regulatory Circulars with 
appropriate advanced notice, which will be posted on the Exchange's 
website, or as otherwise provided in the Rules, (b) electronic message, 
or (c) other communication method as provided in the Rules. Most 
current Rules indicate determinations will be made by Regulatory 
Circular, which current Rule 1.2 indicates may also be made by Exchange 
Notice. The Exchange will update references to Regulatory Circular 
throughout the Rules in separate rule filings. Proposed Rule 1.5(b) 
states to the extent the Rules allow the Exchange to make a 
determination, including on a class-by-class or series-by-series basis, 
the Exchange may make a determination for GTH that differs from the 
determination it makes for RTH. This is consistent with current Rule 
6.1A(i), which the proposed rule change deletes. This single rule 
simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to 
determinations the Exchange may make within a single Rule. The Exchange 
will make conforming changes throughout the Rules in separate rule 
filings. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules 1.2 and 6.1A(i) 
from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below.
    Proposed Cboe Options Rule 1.6 of the shell Rulebook states unless 
otherwise specified, all times in the Rules are Eastern Time. Current 
Cboe Options Rules are generally in Chicago time. The Exchange will 
update times to Eastern Time in other Rules as necessary in separate 
rule filings.
    The proposed rule change moves current rules related to Exchange 
liability, including disclaimers and limitations, from the current 
Rulebook to Chapter 1, Section C of the shell Rulebook (to be named 
Exchange Liability and Disclaimers, as proposed) as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Number in current      Rule in shell
              Rule                       Rulebook            Rulebook
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Exchange Liability Disclaimers   6.7, 20.5(a) (which                1.10
 and Limitations.                 states 6.7 applies to
                                  Range options, which
                                  are a type of Index
                                  option), 22.5(a)
                                  (which states 6.7
                                  applies to Binary
                                  options, which are a
                                  type of Index option).
Limitation on the Liability of   6.15...................            1.11
 Index Licensors for Options on
 Units.
Limitation on Liability of       20.5(b) (which states              1.12
 Reporting Authorities for        24.14 applies to Range
 Indexes Underlying Options.      options, which are a
                                  type of Index option),
                                  22.5(b) (which states
                                  24.14 applies to
                                  Binary options, which
                                  are a type of Index
                                  option), and 24.14.
Limitation of Liability of       23.14..................            1.13
 Reporting Authority for
 Interest Rate Options.
Limitation of Liability of       29.10..................            1.14
 Reporting Authority for Credit
 Options.
Legal Proceedings Against the    6.7A...................            1.15
 Exchange.
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    These rules are virtually identical (other than updating cross-
references and defined terms), and are merely moving locations. The 
proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced in the table 
above from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below.
Chapter 2
    The proposed rule change moves current rules related to TPH Fees 
from Chapter 2 of the current Rulebook to Chapter 2 of the shell 
Rulebook as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Number in
                  Rule                        current      Rule in shell
                                             Rulebook        Rulebook
------------------------------------------------------------------------
TPH Fees and Charges....................             2.1             2.1
Regulatory Revenues.....................             2.4             2.2
Integrated Billing System...............            3.23             2.3
Liability for Payment...................             2.2             2.4
Exchange's Cost of Defending Legal                   2.3             2.5
 Proceedings............................
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    These rules are virtually identical (other than updating cross-
references and defined terms), and are merely moving locations. The 
proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced in the table 
above from the current Rulebook, as further discussed below.
Chapter 5
    The proposed rule change moves all rule provisions in the current 
Rulebook related to trading days and trading hours from the current 
Rulebook (specifically, Rules 6.1, 6.1A, 20.2, 21.10, 22.2, 23.6, 
24.6,\12\ 24A.2, 28.9, and 29.11) to proposed Rule 5.1(a) and (b) in 
the shell Rulebook.\13\ The proposed rule change adds Rule 5.1(a), 
which states the System will accept orders and quotes at times set 
forth in proposed Rule 5.7 (current Rule 6.2(a)). Proposed Rule 5.1(c) 
states the hours for GTH, the classes and series that may be listed 
during GTH, that trading during GTH is electronic only, as well as a

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provision regarding the dissemination of index values during GTH (which 
provisions are unchanged and just moved from Rule 6.1(c) and (k), 
except as described below regarding FLEX options). Currently, the 
Exchange does not allow FLEX options to trade during GTH. The Exchange 
has authorized FLEX options classes with the same underlying index as 
options deemed eligible for trading during GTH (currently SPX, XSP, and 
VIX options) to be eligible for trading during GTH, and proposed 
paragraph (c)(1) includes that authorization. The Exchange believes 
there may be demand from investors for FLEX options with the same 
underlying indexes as the options that currently trade during GTH, and 
listing FLEX option classes \14\ with these underlying indexes will 
provide investors that participate in GTH with alternatives for hedging 
and other investment purposes. Proposed Rule 5.1 is substantially 
similar to C2 Rule 6.1 (except C2 has a shorter GTH trading session and 
different GTH-eligible products are different, and proposed Rule 5.1 
lists hours for additional products that are not expected to be listed 
on C2). Proposed Rule 5.1 is also consistent with EDGX Rule 21.2(a). No 
other substantive changes were made to these Rules. This single rule 
simplifies the Rules by including all provisions related to trading 
days and hours within a single Rule. The proposed rule change deletes 
current Rules referenced above regarding trading days and hours from 
the current Rulebook, as further discussed below.
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    \12\ The Exchange proposes to delete all indexes listed in 
current Rule 24.6 other than ETF-Based Volatility Indexes and S&P 
Select Sector Indexes, as the Exchange does not currently list 
options on those other indexes and does not intend to in the future.
    \13\ Current Rule 24.6 includes conflicting language regarding 
the Regular Trading Hours for ETF-Based Volatility Index options, as 
paragraph (b) provides such options will trade from 8:30 a.m. until 
3:00 p.m., while Interpretation and Policy .02 states they will 
trade from 8:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., except if the closing time for 
the index components is earlier. The proposed rule change deletes 
ETF-Based Volatility Index options from the list of options that 
will trade until 3:00 p.m., and includes the language from 
Interpretation and Policy .02, as that language is accurate. Note 
these options are not currently listed for trading, and if the 
Exchange does list them in the future and determines they should 
close at 3:00 p.m., the Exchange will submit a rule filing to make 
such a change.
    \14\ Because SPX, XSP, and VIX options may only be listed Cboe 
and its affiliated exchanges, FLEX options on the same indexes may 
also only be listed on Cboe and its affiliated exchanges.
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    Global Trading Hours will continue to be a separate trading session 
from Regular Trading Hours, and will continue to be electronic only 
trading.\15\ However, the Book used during Regular Trading Hours will 
be the same Book used during Global Trading Hours. This is different 
than the current trading sessions on Cboe Options, each of which use a 
separate Book.\16\ There is generally reduced liquidity, higher 
volatility, and wider markets during Global Trading Hours, and 
investors may not want their orders or quotes to execute during Global 
Trading Hours given those trading conditions. To provide investors with 
flexibility to have their orders and quotes execute only during RTH, or 
both RTH and GTH, the proposed rule change adds an All Sessions order 
and an RTH Only order. An ``All Sessions'' order is an order a User 
designates as eligible to trade during both GTH and RTH. An unexecuted 
All Sessions order on the GTH Book at the end of a GTH trading session 
enters the RTH Queuing Book and becomes eligible for execution during 
the RTH opening rotation and trading session on that same trading day, 
subject to a User's instructions.\17\ An ``RTH Only'' order is an order 
a User designates as eligible to trade only during RTH or not 
designated as All Sessions. An unexecuted RTH Only order with a Time-
in-Force of good-til-cancelled (``GTC'') or good-til-day (``GTD'') on 
the RTH Book at the end of an RTH trading session enters the RTH 
Queuing Book and becomes eligible for execution during the RTH opening 
rotation and trading session on the following trading day (but not 
during the GTH trading session on the following trading day), subject 
to a User's instructions.\18\
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    \15\ See proposed Rule 5.1(c)(4) (current Rule 6.1A(b), which 
the proposed rule change deletes). The proposed rule change also 
deletes Rule 6.1A(j) regarding disclosures that must be made 
regarding GTH trading and moves it to proposed Rule 9.20. The 
proposed rule change makes no changes to this provision.
    \16\ See proposed Rule 1.1, which amends the definition of Book 
to mean the electronic book of simple orders and quotes maintained 
by the System on which orders and quotes may execute during the 
applicable trading session. The Book during GTH may be referred to 
as the ``GTH Book,'' and the Book during RTH may be referred to as 
the ``RTH Book.'' This is different than Cboe Options, which uses 
separate books for each trading session, which are not connected. 
See current Rule 6.1A(g) (which the proposed rule change deletes).
    \17\ See proposed Rule 5.6(c), proposed definition of All 
Sessions order. The Exchange notes the ``RTH Queuing Book'' means 
the book into which Users may submit orders and quotes (and onto 
which orders remaining on the Book from the previous trading session 
or trading day, as applicable, are entered) during the Queuing 
Period for participation in the applicable opening rotation. The 
Exchange will add a definition and additional descriptions regarding 
the Queuing Book to the Rules in a future rule filing. However, the 
Queuing Book is equivalent to the Book into which TPHs may submit 
quotes and orders during the order entry period prior to the opening 
process. See current Rule 6.2.
    \18\ See proposed Rule 5.6(c), proposed definition of RTH Only 
order.
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    Because trading sessions are currently completely separate on Cboe 
Options, there are not distinct order types corresponding to the 
proposed RTH Only and All Sessions order instructions. An order or 
quote submitted to GTH on Cboe Options may only execute during GTH, and 
an order or quote submitted to RTH on Cboe Options may only execute 
during RTH. The proposed RTH Only order is equivalent to any order 
submitted to RTH on Cboe Options. While the Exchange is not proposing 
an equivalent to an order submitted to GTH on Cboe Options, and instead 
is proposing an All Sessions order, Users may still submit an 
equivalent to a ``GTH only'' order by submitting an All Sessions order 
with a good-til-date Time-in-Force, with a time to cancel before the 
RTH market open. Therefore, Users can submit orders to participate in 
either trading session, or both, and thus the proposed rule change 
provides Users with the same order entry ability as well as additional 
flexibility and control regarding in which trading sessions their 
orders and quotes may be eligible to trade.
    Generally, trading during the GTH trading session will occur in the 
same manner as it occurs during the RTH trading session. However, 
because the GTH market may have different characteristics than the RTH 
market (such as lower trading levels, reduced liquidity, and fewer 
participants), the Exchange may deem it appropriate to make different 
determinations for trading rules for each trading session. Proposed 
Rule 1.5(b) states to the extent the Rules allow the Exchange to make a 
determination, including on a class-by-class or series-by-series basis, 
the Exchange may make a determination for GTH that differs from the 
determination it makes for RTH.\19\ The Exchange maintains flexibility 
with respect to certain rules so that it may apply different settings 
and parameters to address the specific characteristics of that class 
and its market. For example, current Rule 6.45(a) allows the Exchange 
to determine electronic allocation algorithms on a class-by-class 
basis; \20\ and current Rule 6.53 (proposed Rule 5.6) allows the 
Exchange to make certain order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-
Force not available for all Exchange systems or classes (and unless 
stated in the Rules or the context indicates otherwise, as 
proposed).\21\ Because trading characteristics during RTH may be 
different than those during GTH (such as lower trading levels,

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reduced liquidity, and fewer participants), the Exchange believes it is 
appropriate to extend this flexibility to each trading session. The 
Exchange represents that it will continue to have appropriate personnel 
available during GTH to make any determinations that Rules provide the 
Exchange or Exchange personnel will make (such as trading halts, 
opening series, and obvious errors).
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    \19\ See current Rule 6.1A(i) (which the proposed rule change 
proposes to delete).
    \20\ Therefore, the allocation algorithm that applies to a class 
during RTH may differ from the allocation algorithm that apply to 
that class during GTH.
    \21\ Proposed Rule 5.6(a) explicitly state that the Exchange may 
make these determinations on a trading session basis. It also states 
that all order types the Exchange makes available in an All Sessions 
class for RTH electronic trading are available in that class for GTH 
electronic trading, except as otherwise specified in the Rules. See 
current Rule 6.1A(f) (which the proposed rule change proposes to 
delete). The Exchange notes Rule 6.1A(f) currently provides GTC 
orders are not available during GTH. However, because the Exchange 
will use the same Book for GTH and RTH, the Exchange will make 
available the GTC time-in-force for GTH, as an order in an All 
Sessions class with that time-in-force can remain in the Book 
following the conclusion of the GTH trading session and be available 
for trading during the RTH trading session.
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    The proposed rule change also moves Rule 6.40 regarding the unit of 
trading for option series from the current Rulebook to Rule 5.2 of the 
shell Rulebook, and deletes current Rule 6.40 from the current 
Rulebook, as discussed below. The proposed rule change makes no 
substantive changes to this Rule. The proposed rule change moves all 
provisions regarding the meaning of bids and offers from the current 
Rulebook (including Rules 6.41 and 6.44 (including Interpretations and 
Policies .01 [sic], .02 [sic], .04 and .05) \22\ as well as Rules 
20.10(a), 21.13, 22.13(a), 23.9, 24.8, 28.11, and 29.14(a) and (c) 
related to the meaning of bids and offers for Range options, Government 
Security options, Binary options, Corporate Debt Security options, 
Interest Rate options, and Credit options, respectively) to proposed 
Rule 5.3 in the shell Rulebook. The proposed rule change makes no 
substantive changes to those Rules. This single rule simplifies the 
Rules by including all provisions related to the meaning of bids and 
offers within a single Rule. The proposed rule change deletes current 
Rules referenced above regarding the meaning of bids and offers from 
the current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule 
change deletes current Rules referenced in the table above from the 
current Rulebook, as further discussed below. The proposed rule change 
also moves all provisions regarding the minimum increments for bids and 
offers (including Rule 6.42 as well as provisions in Rules 20.10(b), 
21.13, 22.13(b), 23.9, 28.11, and 29.14(b) related to minimum 
increments for Range options, Government Security options, Binary 
options, Interest Rate options, Corporate Debt Security options, and 
Credit options, respectively) to proposed Rule 5.4 in the shell 
Rulebook. This single rule simplifies the Rules by including all 
provisions related to minimum increments of options trading on the 
Exchange within a single Rule. No substantive changes were made to 
these Rules. The proposed rule change deletes current Rules referenced 
above regarding minimum increments from the current Rulebook, as 
further discussed below.
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    \22\ The Exchange will move provisions in Rules 6.41.01 and 
24.8.01 related to orders with cash prices to the shell Rulebook in 
separate rule filings.
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    The proposed rule change moves the order types currently available 
on the Exchange from Rule 6.53 in the current Rulebook to proposed Rule 
5.6 in the shell Rulebook. The proposed rule change makes certain 
changes to conform some of the definitions to those used in the Cboe 
Affiliated Exchanges' Rules, and also adds certain Order Instructions 
and Times-in-Force, as described below. The introduction to proposed 
Rule 5.6 states unless otherwise specified in the Rules or the context 
indicates otherwise, the Exchange determines which of the following 
order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force are available on a 
class, system, or trading session basis.\23\ The introduction also 
states other Rules will list which order types, Order Instructions, and 
Times-in-Force the Exchange may make available for electronic and PAR 
routing (for open outcry trading), during RTH, during GTH, and for 
complex orders.\24\ This is consistent with the introductory language 
in current Rule 6.53(a), as well as current Rule 6.1A(i), which permits 
the Exchange to make separate determinations for GTH and RTH.
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    \23\ As noted above, the introduction also states all order 
types the Exchange makes available in an All Sessions class for RTH 
electronic trading will be available in that class for GTH 
electronic trading, except as otherwise specified in the Rules.
    \24\ The Exchange will add Rules regarding which order types, 
Order Instructions, and Times-in-Force will be available 
specifically for electronic trading and PAR routing (and open outcry 
trading), for GTH, and for complex orders in separate rule filings.

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                                                                              Corresponding
          Defined term                  Provision           Current Cboe     Cboe affiliated     Description of
                                                            options rule      exchange rule          change
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Order Type.....................  orders may be market    6.53.............  C2 Rule 6.10(b)..  Moved to proposed
                                  or limit orders.                                              Rule 5.6(b).
Limit Order....................  order to buy or sell a  6.53.............  BZX Rule           Moved to proposed
                                  stated number of                           21.1(d)(2), C2     Rule 5.6(b);
                                  option contracts at a                      Rule 6.10(b),      clarified that
                                  specified price or                         and EDGX Rule      the order price
                                  better; a limit order                      21.1(d)(2).        compared to then-
                                  to buy (sell) is                                              current bid or
                                  marketable when, at                                           offer determines
                                  the time it enters                                            whether the
                                  the System, the order                                         limit order is
                                  price is equal to or                                          marketable.
                                  higher (lower) than
                                  the then-current
                                  offer (bid).
Market Order...................  order to buy or sell a  6.1A(f) and 6.53.  BZX Rule           Moved to proposed
                                  stated number of                           21.1(d)(5), C2     Rule 5.6(b).
                                  option contracts at                        Rule 6.10(b),
                                  the best price                             and EDGX Rule
                                  available at the time                      21.1(d)(5).
                                  of execution; Users
                                  may not designate a
                                  market order as All
                                  Sessions.
Order Instruction..............  processing instruction  6.53.............  BZX Rule 21.1(d),  Added to Rule
                                  a User may apply to                        C2 Rule 6.10(c),   5.6(c) (rules
                                  an order (multiple                         and EDGX Rule      currently permit
                                  instructions may                           21.1(d).           various
                                  apply to a single                                             instructions).
                                  order) when entering
                                  it into the System
                                  for electronic or
                                  open outcry
                                  processing, subject
                                  to any restrictions
                                  set forth in the
                                  Rules.

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All-or-None....................  order a User            6.1A(f), 6.53,     EDGX Rule          Moved to Rule
                                  designates to be        and 6.44.03.       21.1(d)(4).        5.6(c).
                                  executed in whole or
                                  not at all; an AON
                                  order may be a market
                                  or limit order; Users
                                  may not designate an
                                  AON order as All
                                  Sessions; the
                                  Exchange does not
                                  disseminate bids or
                                  offers of AON orders
                                  to OPRA; a User may
                                  not designate an AON
                                  order as Post Only;
                                  an AON limit order is
                                  always subject to the
                                  Price Adjust process
                                  as set forth in
                                  proposed Rule 5.32; a
                                  User may apply MCN
                                  (as defined below),
                                  but no other MTP
                                  Modifier (if a User
                                  applies any other MTP
                                  Modifier to an AON
                                  order, the System
                                  handles it as an
                                  MCN), to an AON
                                  order; the Exchange
                                  may restrict the
                                  entry of AON orders
                                  in a series or class
                                  if the Exchange deems
                                  it necessary or
                                  appropriate to
                                  maintain a fair and
                                  orderly market \25\.
Attributable...................  order a User            6.53.............  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  designates for                             21.1(c)(1), C2     5.6(c).
                                  display (price and                         Rule 6.10(c),
                                  size) that includes                        and EDGX Rule
                                  the User's EFID or                         21.1(c)(1).
                                  other unique
                                  identifier.
Book Only......................  order the System ranks  6.53.............  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  and executes pursuant                      21.1(d)(7), C2     5.6(c);
                                  to current Rule 6.45,                      Rule 6.10(c),      currently
                                  subjects to the to be                      and EDGX Rule      referred to as
                                  proposed Price Adjust                      21.1(d)(7).        Cboe Options
                                  process, or cancels,                                          Only in Rule
                                  as applicable (in                                             6.53.
                                  accordance with User
                                  instructions),
                                  without routing away
                                  to another exchange.
Cancel Back....................  order a User            N/A..............  C2 Rule 6.10(c)    Added to Rule
                                  designates to not be                       and EDGX Rule      5.6(c)
                                  subject to the to be                       11.6(b).           (consistent with
                                  proposed Price Adjust                                         current Rule
                                  process that the                                              6.82) and
                                  System cancels or                                             substantively
                                  rejects (immediately                                          similar Cboe
                                  at the time the                                               Affiliated
                                  System receives the                                           Exchanges Rules
                                  order or upon return                                          (further
                                  to the System after                                           discussed
                                  being routed away) if                                         below).
                                  displaying the order
                                  on the Book would
                                  create a violation
                                  current Rule
                                  6.82,\26\ or if the
                                  order cannot
                                  otherwise be executed
                                  or displayed in the
                                  Book at its limit
                                  price; the System
                                  executes a Book Only--
                                  Cancel Back order
                                  against resting
                                  orders, and cancels
                                  or rejects a Post
                                  Only--Cancel Back
                                  order, that locks or
                                  crosses the opposite
                                  side of the BBO.
Combination Order..............  an order involving a    6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  number of call option                                         5.6(c);
                                  contracts and the                                             clarified that
                                  same number of put                                            the legs need
                                  option contracts in                                           not consist of
                                  the same underlying                                           the same number
                                  security; in the case                                         of contracts if
                                  of an adjusted option                                         the contracts
                                  contract, a                                                   represent the
                                  combination order                                             same number of
                                  need not consist of                                           shares of the
                                  the same number of                                            underlying
                                  put and call                                                  (currently says
                                  contracts if such                                             ``shares at
                                  contracts both                                                option'').
                                  represent the same
                                  number of shares of
                                  the underlying.
Electronic Only................  order a User            6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  designates for                                                5.6(c).
                                  electronic execution
                                  (in whole or in part)
                                  on the Exchange only,
                                  and does not route to
                                  PAR for execution in
                                  open outcry; the
                                  System cancels an
                                  Electronic Only order
                                  that would otherwise
                                  route to PAR pursuant
                                  to the Rules.

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Intermarket Sweep Order/ISO....  order that has the      6.53.............  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  meaning provided in                        21.1(d)(10), C2    5.6(c).
                                  current Section E of                       Rule 6.10(c),
                                  Chapter 6, which may                       and EDGX Rule
                                  be executed at one or                      21.1(d)(9).
                                  multiple price levels
                                  in the System without
                                  regard to Protected
                                  Quotations at other
                                  options exchanges;
                                  the Exchange relies
                                  on the marking of an
                                  order by a User as an
                                  ISO order when
                                  handling such order,
                                  and thus, it is the
                                  entering Trading
                                  Permit Holder's
                                  responsibility, not
                                  the Exchange's
                                  responsibility, to
                                  comply with the
                                  requirements relating
                                  to ISOs.
Match Trade Prevention/MTP       order that does not     6.53.............  BZX Rule 21.1(g),  Moved to Rule
 Modifier.                        execute against a                          C2 Rule 6.10(c),   5.6(c) and
                                  resting opposite side                      and EDGX Rule      conformed to
                                  order also marked                          21.1(g).           Cboe Affiliated
                                  with an MTP modifier                                          Exchanges' rules
                                  and originating from                                          (further
                                  the same EFID,                                                discussed
                                  Trading Permit Holder                                         below).
                                  identifier, trading
                                  group identifier, or
                                  Sponsored User
                                  identifier (``Unique
                                  Identifier''), with
                                  five types of
                                  modifiers available.
Minimum Quantity...............  order that requires a   6.53 and 6.44.05.  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  specified minimum                          21.1(d)(3), C2     5.6(c) and
                                  quantity of contracts                      Rule 6.10(c),      renamed as
                                  be executed or is                          and EDGX Rule      minimum quantity
                                  cancelled; Minimum                         21.1(d)(3).        from minimum
                                  Quantity orders will                                          volume; may be
                                  only execute against                                          eligible for
                                  multiple, aggregated                                          electronic
                                  orders if such                                                trading, in
                                  executions would                                              addition to open
                                  occur simultaneously,                                         outcry trading
                                  and only a Book Only                                          (currently
                                  order with TIF                                                minimum volume
                                  designation of IOC                                            orders are only
                                  may have a Minimum                                            eligible for
                                  Quantity instruction                                          open outcry
                                  (the System                                                   trading).
                                  disregards a Minimum
                                  Quantity instruction
                                  on any other order)
                                  \27\.
Non-Attributable...............  order a User            N/A..............  BZX Rule           Added to Rule
                                  designates for                             21.1(c)(2), C2     5.6(c); orders
                                  display (price and                         Rule 6.10(c),      currently not
                                  size) on an anonymous                      and EDGX Rule      marked
                                  basis or not                               21.1(c)(2).        Attributable on
                                  designated as an                                              Cboe Options are
                                  Attributable Order.                                           non-
                                                                                                attributable;
                                                                                                proposed rule
                                                                                                change merely
                                                                                                permits Users to
                                                                                                affirmatively
                                                                                                designate orders
                                                                                                as non-
                                                                                                attributable,
                                                                                                and specify the
                                                                                                Exchange will by
                                                                                                default treat
                                                                                                orders as Non-
                                                                                                Attributable
                                                                                                unless the User
                                                                                                designates it as
                                                                                                Attributable.
Not Held.......................  order marked ``not      6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  held'', ``take time''                                         5.6(c).
                                  or which bears any
                                  qualifying notation
                                  giving discretion as
                                  to the price or time
                                  at which such order
                                  is to be executed. An
                                  order entrusted to a
                                  Floor Broker will be
                                  considered a not held
                                  order, unless
                                  otherwise specified
                                  by a Floor Broker's
                                  client or the order
                                  was received by the
                                  Exchange
                                  electronically and
                                  subsequently routed
                                  to a Floor Broker or
                                  PAR Official pursuant
                                  to the User's
                                  instructions. Not
                                  held orders and/or
                                  ``held'' orders must
                                  be marked in a manner
                                  and form prescribed
                                  by the Exchange.

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Post Only......................  order the System ranks  N/A..............  BZX Rule           Added to Rule
                                  and executes pursuant                      21.1(d)(8), C2     5.6(c) (further
                                  to current Rule                            Rule 6.10(c),      discussed
                                  6.45,\28\ subjects to                      and EDGX Rule      below).
                                  the to be proposed                         21.1(d)(8).
                                  Price Adjust process,
                                  or cancels or rejects
                                  (including if it is
                                  not subject to the
                                  Price Adjust process
                                  and locks or crosses
                                  a Protected Quotation
                                  of another exchange),
                                  as applicable (in
                                  accordance with a
                                  User's instructions),
                                  except the order may
                                  not remove liquidity
                                  from the Book or
                                  route away to another
                                  Exchange.
Price Adjust...................  order a User            N/A..............  BZX Rule 21.1(j),  Added to Rule
                                  designates to be                           C2 Rule 6.10(c),   5.6(c) (further
                                  subject to the to be                       and EDGX Rule      discussed
                                  proposed Price Adjust                      21.1(i).           below).
                                  process, or an order
                                  a User does not
                                  designate as Cancel
                                  Back \29\.
QCC Order......................  initiating order to     6.53.............  EDGX Rule 21.1(d)  Moved to Rule
                                  buy (sell) at least                                           5.6(c).
                                  1,000 standard option
                                  contracts or 10,000
                                  mini-option contracts
                                  that is identified as
                                  being part of a
                                  qualified contingent
                                  trade coupled with a
                                  contra-side order or
                                  orders totaling an
                                  equal number of
                                  contracts. QCC orders
                                  with one option leg
                                  may only be entered
                                  in the standard
                                  increments applicable
                                  to simple orders in
                                  the options class
                                  under Rule 5.4. QCC
                                  orders with more than
                                  one option leg may be
                                  entered in the
                                  increments specified
                                  for complex orders
                                  under Rule 5.4; QCC
                                  orders may execute
                                  without exposure
                                  subject to certain
                                  requirements.
Ratio Order....................  a spread, straddle, or  6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  combination order in                                          5.6(c).
                                  which the stated
                                  number of option
                                  contracts to buy
                                  (sell) is not equal
                                  to the stated number
                                  of option contracts
                                  to sell (buy),
                                  provided that the
                                  number of contracts
                                  differ by a
                                  permissible ratio;
                                  for purposes of the
                                  Rules, a permissible
                                  ratio is any ratio
                                  that is equal to or
                                  greater than one-to-
                                  three (.333) and less
                                  than or equal to
                                  three-to-one (3.00);
                                  for example, a one-to-
                                  two (.5) ratio, a two-
                                  to-three (.667)
                                  ratio, or a two-to-
                                  one (2.00) ratio is
                                  permissible, whereas
                                  a one-to-four (.25)
                                  ratio or a four-to-
                                  one (4.0) ratio is
                                  not.
Reserve Order..................  limit order with both   6.53.............  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  a portion of the                           21.1(d)(1), C2     5.6(c) and
                                  quantity displayed                         Rule 6.10(c),      conformed to
                                  (``Display                                 and EDGX Rule      Cboe Affiliated
                                  Quantity'') and a                          21.1(d)(1).        Exchanges rules
                                  reserve portion of                                            (further
                                  the quantity                                                  discussed
                                  (``Reserve                                                    below).
                                  Quantity'') not
                                  displayed; both
                                  display quantity and
                                  reserve quantity are
                                  available for
                                  potential execution
                                  against incoming
                                  orders, with Max
                                  Floor and
                                  replenishment
                                  instructions
                                  available \30\.
Spread.........................  order to buy a stated   6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  number of option                                              5.6(c);
                                  contracts and to sell                                         clarified that
                                  the same number of                                            the contracts
                                  option contracts, or                                          may represent
                                  contracts                                                     the same number
                                  representing the same                                         of shares of the
                                  number of shares as                                           underlying
                                  the underlying, of                                            (currently says
                                  the same class of                                             ``shares at
                                  options.                                                      option'').
Stop (Stop-Loss) Order.........  order to buy (sell)     6.1A(f) and        BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  that becomes a market   6.10(c)(3).        21.1(d)(11), C2    5.6(c); modified
                                  order when the                             Rule 6.10(c),      to compare stop
                                  consolidated last                          and EDGX Rule      prices to
                                  sale price (excluding                      21.1(d)(11).       national prices
                                  prices from complex                                           rather than
                                  order trades if                                               Exchange prices
                                  outside the NBBO) or                                          (BZX, EDGX, and
                                  NBB (NBO) for a                                               C2 similarly use
                                  particular option                                             the NBBO), which
                                  contract is equal to                                          reflect prices
                                  or above (below) the                                          from the entire
                                  stop price specified                                          market.
                                  by the User; Users
                                  may not designate a
                                  Stop Order as All
                                  Sessions.

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Stop-Limit Order...............  order to buy (sell)     6.1A(f) and 6.53.  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  that becomes a limit                       21.1(d)(12), C2    5.6(c); modified
                                  order when the                             Rule 6.10(c),      to compare stop
                                  consolidated last                          and EDGX Rule      prices to
                                  sale price (excluding                      21.1(d)(12).       national prices
                                  prices from complex                                           rather than
                                  order trades if                                               Exchange prices
                                  outside the NBBO) or                                          (BZX, C2, and
                                  NBB (NBO) for a                                               EDGX similarly
                                  particular option                                             use the NBBO),
                                  contract is equal to                                          which reflect
                                  or above (below) the                                          prices from the
                                  stop price specified                                          entire market.
                                  by the User; Users
                                  may not designate a
                                  Stop-Limit Order as
                                  All Sessions.
Straddle.......................  order to buy a number   6.53.............  N/A..............  Moved to Rule
                                  of call option                                                5.6(c);
                                  contracts and the                                             clarified that
                                  same number of put                                            the contracts
                                  option contracts on                                           may represent
                                  the same underlying                                           the same number
                                  security which                                                of shares of the
                                  contracts have the                                            underlying
                                  same exercise price                                           (currently says
                                  and expiration date;                                          ``shares at
                                  or an order to sell a                                         option'').
                                  number of call option
                                  contracts and the
                                  same number of put
                                  option contracts on
                                  the same underlying
                                  security which
                                  contracts have the
                                  same exercise price
                                  and expiration date
                                  (e.g., an order to
                                  buy two XYZ July 50
                                  calls and to buy two
                                  July 50 XYZ puts is a
                                  straddle order) In
                                  the case of adjusted
                                  option contracts, a
                                  straddle order need
                                  not consist of the
                                  same number of put
                                  and call contracts if
                                  such contracts both
                                  represent the same
                                  number of shares of
                                  the underlying.
Time-in-Force..................  period of time the      6.53(d)..........  BZX Rule 21.1(f),  Moved to Rule
                                  System will hold an                        C2 Rule 6.10(d),   5.6(d).
                                  order for potential                        and EDGX Rule
                                  execution; or quote                        21.1(f).
                                  for potential
                                  execution; unless
                                  otherwise specified
                                  in the Rules or the
                                  context indicates
                                  otherwise, the
                                  Exchange determines
                                  which of the
                                  following Times-in-
                                  Force are available
                                  on a class, system,
                                  or trading session
                                  basis; current Rule
                                  6.53C (which the
                                  Exchange intends to
                                  update and move to
                                  Rule 5.33 in the
                                  shell Rulebook) will
                                  set forth the Times-
                                  in-Force the Exchange
                                  may make available
                                  for complex orders.
Day............................  time-in-force that      6.53(d)..........  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  means an order to buy                      21.1(f)(3), C2     5.6(d).
                                  or sell that, if not                       Rule 6.10(d),
                                  executed, expires at                       and EDGX Rule
                                  the RTH market close.                      21.1(f)(3).
Fill-or-Kill/FOK...............  time-in-force that      6.53(d) and        BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  means an order that     6.44.04.           21.1(f)(5), C2     5.6(d).
                                  is to be executed in                       Rule 6.10(d),
                                  its entirety as soon                       and EDGX Rule
                                  as the System                              21.1(f)(5).
                                  receives it and, if
                                  not so executed,
                                  cancelled; the System
                                  considers an FOK
                                  order to be an AON
                                  order.
Good-til-Cancelled/GTC.........  time-in-force that      6.53(d)..........  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  means, if after entry                      21.1(f)(4), C2     5.6(d).
                                  into the System, the                       Rule 6.10(d),
                                  order is not fully                         and EDGX Rule
                                  executed, the order                        21.1(f)(4).
                                  (or unexecuted
                                  portion) remains
                                  available for
                                  potential display or
                                  execution (with the
                                  same timestamp)
                                  unless cancelled by
                                  the entering User, or
                                  until the option
                                  expires, whichever
                                  comes first.
Good-til-Date/GTD..............  time-in-force that      N/A..............  BZX Rule           Added to Rule
                                  means, if after entry                      21.1(f)(1, C2      5.6(d); similar
                                  into the System, the                       Rule 6.10(d),      to GTC orders,
                                  order is not fully                         and EDGX Rule      except it
                                  executed, the order                        21.1(f)(1).        provides Users
                                  (or unexecuted                                                with additional
                                  portion) remains                                              flexibility to
                                  available for                                                 have an order
                                  potential display or                                          automatically
                                  execution (with the                                           cancel at a
                                  same timestamp) until                                         specific time on
                                  a date and time                                               a specific date,
                                  specified by the                                              rather than
                                  entering User unless                                          manually cancel
                                  cancelled by the                                              a GTC order at
                                  entering User.                                                that time
                                                                                                (similar to Cboe
                                                                                                Affiliated
                                                                                                Exchanges'
                                                                                                rules).

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Immediate-or-Cancel/IOC........  time-in-force for a     6.53(d)..........  BZX Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  limit order that is                        21.1(f)(2), C2     5.6(d).
                                  to be executed in                          Rule 6.10(d),
                                  whole or in part as                        and EDGX Rule
                                  soon as the System                         21.1(f)(2).
                                  receives it; the
                                  System cancels and
                                  does not post to the
                                  Book any portion of
                                  an IOC order (or
                                  unexecuted portion)
                                  not executed
                                  immediately on the
                                  Exchange or another
                                  options exchange.
Limit-on-Close/LOC.............  a limit order that may  6.1A(f) and        .................  Moved to Rule
                                  not execute on the      6.53(d).                              5.6(d) and
                                  Exchange until three                                          separated from
                                  minutes prior to RTH                                          MOC definition;
                                  market close; at that                                         updated (as
                                  time, the System                                              discussed
                                  enters LOC orders                                             below).
                                  into the Book in time
                                  sequence (based on
                                  the times at which
                                  the System initially
                                  received them), where
                                  they may be processed
                                  in accordance with
                                  current Rule 6.45 (to
                                  be moved to Rule 5.32
                                  in the shell
                                  Rulebook); the System
                                  cancels an LOC order
                                  (or unexecuted
                                  portion) that does
                                  not execute by the
                                  RTH market close;
                                  Users may not
                                  designate an LOC
                                  order as All Sessions.
Market on Close/MOC............  a market order that     6.1A(f) and        .................  Moved to Rule
                                  may not execute on      6.53(d).                              5.6(d) and
                                  the Exchange until                                            separated from
                                  three minutes prior                                           LOC definition;
                                  to RTH market close;                                          updated (as
                                  at that time, the                                             discussed
                                  System enters MOC                                             below).
                                  orders into the Book
                                  in time sequence
                                  (based on the times
                                  at which the System
                                  initially received
                                  them), where they may
                                  be processed in
                                  accordance with
                                  current Rule 6.45 (to
                                  be moved to Rule 5.32
                                  in the shell
                                  Rulebook); the System
                                  cancels an MOC order
                                  (or unexecuted
                                  portion) that does
                                  not execute by the
                                  RTH market close;
                                  Users may not
                                  designate an MOC
                                  order as All Sessions.
At the Open/OPG................  time-in-force means an  6.53(d)..........  BXZ Rule           Moved to Rule
                                  order that may only                        21.1(f)(6), C2     5.6(d).
                                  participate in the                         Rule 6.10(d),
                                  Opening Process on                         and EDGX Rule
                                  the Exchange; the                          21.1(f)(6).
                                  System cancels an OPG
                                  order (or unexecuted
                                  portion) that does
                                  not execute during
                                  the Opening Process.
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    \25\ In addition to determining the availability of AONs on a 
class basis, the Exchange may restrict the entry of AONs on a series 
basis when it deems necessary to maintain a fair and orderly market. 
This is consistent with current Rules 6.44.03 and 6.53, which the 
proposed rule change deletes from the current Rulebook. The Exchange 
will describe the proposed price adjust process in a future rule 
filing, but it will be equivalent to the price adjust process 
described in EDGX Rule 21.1(i).
    \26\ The Exchange intends to move Rule 6.82 from the current 
Rulebook to Rule 5.67 in the shell Rulebook in a separate rule 
filing. The substance of the rule will not change.
    \27\ The proposed rule change deletes Rule 6.44, Interpretation 
and Policy .05. As noted above, the Exchange will make Minimum 
Quantity orders available for electronic trading (currently, the 
Exchange only makes these orders available for open outcry trading). 
Additionally, because Minimum Quantity orders will be IOC (and thus 
not rest in the Book), there is no need to address the priority of 
Minimum Quantity orders.
    \28\ The Exchange intends to move Rule 6.45 from the current 
Rulebook to Rule 5.32 in the shell Rulebook in a separate rule 
filing. The rule will remain substantively the same.
    \29\ See BZX Rule 21.1(i), C2 Rule 6.12(b), and EDGX Rule 
21.1(i) for a description of the Price Adjust process, which the 
Exchange will propose to add to the shell Rulebook in a separate 
filing.
    \30\ The Exchange will move provisions related to the priority 
of Reserve Orders in a separate filing.
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    The proposed rule change also makes nonsubstantive changes to the 
definitions of certain order types, Order Instructions, and Times-in-
Force, including to make the rule provisions plain English, update 
defined terms, and add clarifying language. The Exchange will also add 
appropriate cross-references in the definitions of order types, Order 
Instructions, and Times-in-Force as the applicable cross-referenced 
Rules are moved from the current Rulebook to the shell Rulebook. The 
proposed rule change deletes current Rules in the above table from the 
current Rulebook, as further discussed below.
    As noted above, the proposed rule change adds the following Order 
Instructions to proposed Rule 5.6(c), which are currently available on 
the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, as indicated above.
     AON: The Exchange currently permits AON orders.\31\ The 
proposed rule change does not permit a User to designate an AON order 
as Post Only.\32\ An AON order's size contingency, and the fact that 
AON orders have last priority while resting in the Book,\33\ will 
provide AON orders resting on the Book with few opportunities for AON 
orders to receive an execution. Additionally, Post Only orders are 
intended to add displayed liquidity to the Book; because AON orders are 
not displayed, the purpose of a Post Only instruction conflicts with 
AON functionality. For these reasons, the Exchange believes there will 
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Exchange believes it is appropriate to not restrict the opportunities 
for execution of an AON order to the minimal execution opportunities 
that would exist for an AON order while resting on the Book. This 
ensures that an AON order may execute upon entry if there is sufficient 
size resting on the Book, as well as have an opportunity for execution 
if it cannot so execute.
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    \31\ See Rule 6.53.
    \32\ As discussed below, a Post Only order may not, among other 
things, remove liquidity from the Book.
    \33\ See Rule 6.45.
    \34\ Cboe Options does not currently offer a Post Only 
instruction. Additionally, other exchanges, such as ISE and NOM, 
only permit AON orders to be entered as IOC, and thus AON orders at 
those options exchanges would only execute upon entry and never rest 
on the book (and thus Post Only, if available on those exchanges, 
would not be permitted).
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    Additionally, the proposed rule change only permits Users to apply 
MCN (MTP cancel newest), but no other MTP Modifiers, to an AON 
order.\35\ Proposed Rule 5.6(c) provides that an incoming order marked 
with the MCN Modifier will not execute against opposite side resting 
interest market with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique 
Identifier. The incoming order marked with the MCN modifier will be 
cancelled back to the originating User(s). The resting order marked 
with an MTP modifier will remain on the Book. The Exchange believes 
there will be little demand for the use of any MTP Modifiers on AON 
orders given that primarily retail investors submit AONs, and retail 
investors are unlikely to have interest on both sides of the market. 
Therefore, orders of different retail investors would have the 
opportunity to execute against each other, unlike a broker who may have 
orders resting on both sides of the market and may want to avoid those 
orders executing against each other. Therefore, the Exchange believes 
offering one MTP Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. The Exchange 
believes MCN is the most appropriate MTP modifier for AON orders, 
because it is the simplest modifier to implement from a System 
perspective and an offering of other MTP modifier for investors would 
present significant technical complexities given the size contingency 
of AON orders.\36\ Additionally, the Exchange has determined to handle 
an AON order with any other MTP Modifier as an MCN rather than cancel 
the AON, because the proposed rules provide investors with sufficient 
transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders with MTP 
Modifiers, and Users may achieve other results manually if so desired. 
For example, if User were to prefer to have a resting order with an MTP 
Modifier cancel and let the newer AON order rest, it could manually 
cancel the resting order and then resubmit the AON order.
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    \35\ If a User applies any other MTP Modifier to an AON order, 
the System will handle it as an MCN).
    \36\ Additionally, the Decrement and Cancel MTP Modifier is 
inconsistent with an AON order, because it may result in partial 
execution of an order.
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    The Exchange currently only offers match trade prevention only for 
market-makers, and thus the current rules regarding AON orders contains 
no restrictions on the use of match trade prevention instructions, as 
it would only be available to market-makers that submit AON orders. 
Because the Exchange will have match-trade prevention functionality 
available for all Users (as proposed) and not just Market-Makers, the 
Exchange believes it is appropriate to provide this functionality to 
all Users that submit AON orders and want match trade prevention 
functionality. The rules of other exchanges are also silent on whether 
any match trade prevention instructions are available for AON orders.
     Cancel Back: A Book Only or Post Only order a User 
designates to not be subject to the Price Adjust Process (which the 
Exchange will add to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing), which 
the System cancels or rejects if it locks or crosses the opposite side 
of the ABBO. The System executes a Book Only--Cancel Back order against 
resting orders, and cancels or rejects a Post Only--Cancel Back order, 
that locks or crosses the opposite side of the BBO. The proposed 
functionality is partially included in the definition of Post Only in 
the BZX and EDGX rules,\37\ and substantially similar to C2 Rule 
6.10(c). The proposed rule change is also consistent with linkage 
rules. Book Only orders and Post Only orders do not route by 
definition, and the Cancel Back instruction provides an option for 
Users to determine how these non-routable orders will be handled within 
the System, consistent with their definitions.\38\
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    \37\ See BZX Rule 21.6(d)(8); and EDGX Rule 21.6(d)(8).
    \38\ C2 Rule 6.10(c) contains a substantively similar Cancel 
Back instruction. EDGX Rule 11.6(b) (which relates to the EDGX 
Equities market) contains a similar Cancel Back instruction.
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     Match Trade Prevention (MTP) Modifiers: Current Rule 
6.53(c) defines a Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order as an IOC order 
market with the Market-Maker Trade Prevention designation. A Market-
Maker Trade Prevention Order that would trade against a resting quote 
or order for the same Market-Maker will be cancelled, as will the 
resting quote or order (unless the Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order 
is received while an order for the same Market-Maker is subject to an 
auction, in which case only the Market-Maker Trade Prevention Order 
will be cancelled). The Exchange proposes to adopt MTP modifiers 
substantively the same as those available on the Cboe Affiliated 
Exchanges.\39\ The proposed MTP modifiers expand this functionality to 
all Users, rather than just Market-Makers, and provide Users with 
multiple options regarding how the System handles orders with the same 
Unique Identifiers. Pursuant to the proposed rule change, an order 
designated with any MTP modifier is not executed against a resting 
opposite side order also designated with an MTP modifier and 
originating from the same Unique Identifier. Except for the MDC 
modifier described below, the MTP modifier on the incoming order 
controls the interaction between two orders marked with MTP modifiers:
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    \39\ See BZX Rule 21.1(g), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 
21.1(g).
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    [cir] MTP Cancel Newest (``MCN''): An incoming order marked with 
the ``MCN'' modifier does not execute against a resting order marked 
with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The 
System cancels or rejects the incoming order, and the resting order 
remains in the Book.
    [cir] MTP Cancel Oldest (``MCO''): An incoming order marked with 
the ``MCO'' modifier does not execute against a resting order marked 
with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. The 
System cancels or rejects the resting order, and processes the incoming 
order in accordance with current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will 
move to the shell Rulebook in a separate filing).
    [cir] MTP Decrement and Cancel (``MDC''): An incoming order marked 
with the ``MDC'' modifier does not execute against a resting order 
marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique 
Identifier. If both orders are equivalent in size, the System cancels 
or rejects both orders. If the orders are not equivalent in size, the 
System cancels or rejects the smaller of the two orders and decrements 
the size of the larger order by the size of the smaller order, which 
remaining balance remains on or processes in accordance with the 
equivalent of current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the 
shell Rulebook in a separate filing), as applicable. Notwithstanding 
the foregoing, unless a User instructs the Exchange not to do so, the 
System cancels or rejects both orders if the resting order is marked 
with any MTP modifier other than MDC and the incoming order is smaller 
in size than the resting order.
    [cir] MTP Cancel Both (``MCB''): An incoming order marked with the 
``MCB'' modifier does not execute against a

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resting order marked with any MTP modifier originating from the same 
Unique Identifier. The System cancels or rejects both orders.
    [cir] MTP Cancel Smallest (``MCS''): An incoming order marked with 
the ``MCS'' modifier does not execute against a resting order marked 
with any MTP modifier originating from the same Unique Identifier. If 
both orders are equivalent in size, the System cancels or rejects both 
orders. If the orders are not equivalent in size, the System cancels or 
rejects the smaller of the two orders, and the larger order remains on 
the Book or processes in accordance with the equivalent of current Rule 
6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the shell Rulebook in a separate 
filing), as applicable.
    The proposed MTP functionality is designed to prevent market 
participants from unintentionally causing a proprietary self-trade. The 
Exchange believes these modifiers will allow firms to better manage 
order flow and prevent undesirable executions with themselves. Trading 
Permit Holders may have multiple connections into the Exchange 
consistent with their business needs and function. As a result, orders 
routed by the same firm via different connections may, in certain 
circumstances, trade against each other. The proposed modifiers provide 
Trading Permit Holders with functionality (in addition to what is 
available on Cboe Options today) with the opportunity to prevent these 
potentially undesirable trades. The Exchange notes that offering the 
MTP modifiers may streamline certain regulatory functions by reducing 
false positive results that may occur on Exchange generated wash 
trading surveillance reports when orders are executed under the same 
Unique Identifier. For these reasons, the Exchange believes the MTP 
modifiers offer users enhanced order processing functionality that may 
prevent potentially undesirable executions without negatively impacting 
broker-dealer best execution obligations.
     Post Only Order: An order the System ranks and executes 
pursuant to current Rule 6.45 (which the Exchange will move to the 
shell Rulebook in a separate filing), subjects to the Price Adjust 
process, or cancels (including if it is not subject to the Price Adjust 
process and it would lock or cross a Protected Quotation on another 
exchange), as applicable (in accordance with User instructions), except 
the order may not remove liquidity from the Book or route away to 
another Exchange. This proposed instructions is nearly identical to the 
Cboe Options Only order instruction (the Book Only order instruction as 
proposed), except it will also not remove liquidity from the Book. This 
proposed instruction provides Users with flexibility to submit an order 
to add liquidity to the Book without interacting with then-currently 
resting interest and incurring applicable taker fees.
     Reserve Order: A limit order with both a portion of the 
quantity displayed (``Display Quantity'') and a reserve portion of the 
quantity (``Reserve Quantity'') not displayed. Both the Display 
Quantity and Reserve Quantity of the Reserve Order are available for 
potential execution against incoming orders. When entering a Reserve 
Order, a User must instruct the Exchange as to the quantity of the 
order to be initially displayed by the System (``Max Floor''). If the 
Display Quantity of a Reserve Order is fully executed, the System will, 
in accordance with the User's instruction, replenish the Display 
Quantity from the Reserve Quantity using one of the below replenishment 
instructions. If the remainder of an order is less than the 
replenishment amount, the System will display the entire remainder of 
the order. The System creates a new timestamp for both the Display 
Quantity and Reserve Quantity of the order each time it is replenished 
from reserve.
    [cir] Random Replenishment: An instruction that a User may attach 
to an order with Reserve Quantity where the System randomly replenishes 
the Display Quantity for the order with a number of contracts not 
outside a replenishment range, which equals the Max Floor plus and 
minus a replenishment value established by the User when entering a 
Reserve Order with a Random Replenishment instruction.
    [cir] Fixed Replenishment: For any order for that a User does not 
select Random Replenishment, the System will replenish the Display 
Quantity of an order with the number of contracts equal to the Max 
Floor.
    Current Rule 6.53(c) describes current reserve order functionality 
available on the Exchange. The proposed functionality is generally the 
same as the current functionality but enhances the use of reserve 
orders by providing flexibility for Users to determine whether the 
reserve replenishment amount is fixed or random. This proposed 
functionality is substantively the same as that available on the Cboe 
Affiliated Exchanges.\40\
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    \40\ See BZX Rule 21.1(d)(1), C2 Rule 6.10(c), and EDGX Rule 
21.1(d)(1).
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    The proposed rule change also modifies and adds detail to the 
definitions of MOC and LOC orders. Currently, an MOC order is a market 
or limit order to be executed as close as possible to the close of the 
market near to or at the closing price for the particular option 
series. The proposed rule change specifies that an MOC or LOC may not 
execute on the Exchange until three minutes prior to RTH market 
close.\41\ The System enters LOC and MOC orders into the Book in time 
sequence (based on the times at which the Exchange initially received 
them), where they may be processed in accordance with current Rule 6.45 
(which the Exchange intends to move to Rule 5.32 in the shell 
Rulebook).\42\ The Exchange notes that it does not have a closing 
auction in which market participants may participate in an auction 
rotation that determines the closing price for a series, like that of 
the equities space, but that the proposed MOC and LOC orders merely 
become executable three minutes prior to the close of RTH. The Exchange 
queues LOC and MOC orders in the System until three minutes before the 
RTH market close. At that time, the System handles a LOC or MOC order 
as a limit order or market order, as applicable, and processes them in 
accordance with Rule 6.45. The Exchange believes that three minutes 
prior to the RTH market close is a reasonable time prior to the market 
close to trigger MOC and LOC orders, as it provides those orders with 
sufficient time to interact with contra-side interest and potentially 
execute at a time close to the RTH market close. The proposed LOC and 
MOC order definitions also provide that the System cancels an LOC order 
or an MOC order (or an unexecuted portion of an LOC or MOC order) that 
does not execute by the RTH market close. This is consistent with 
current functionality and the purpose of these orders, which is to 
execute near the RTH market close on the day they were submitted to the 
Exchange. As the execution of MOC and LOC orders is linked to the RTH 
market close, such orders will be valid only during RTH; however, the 
System will accept such orders during any trading session.\43\ A User 
may not designate an MOC or LOC order as ``All Sessions''; any MOC or 
LOC order designated as All Sessions will be rejected.
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    \41\ The Exchange currently triggers MOC and LOC orders three 
minutes prior to the RTH market close.
    \42\ Rule 6.45 describes how the System processes orders and 
quotes in the Book.
    \43\ The Exchange notes that an RTH Only MOC or LOC order 
submitted during GTH will remain on the book until the close of RTH.
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    The proposed rule change deletes the definition of a market-if-
touched order and a facilitation order, as those order

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types are not currently available on the Exchange and will not be 
available following the technology migration. The Exchange will move 
the definitions of an AIM Sweep order and Sweep and AIM order to the 
shell Rulebook in separate rule filings.
Deletion of Current Rules
    As noted above, to the extent the proposed rule change moves 
current Rules from the current Rulebook to the shell Rulebook, the 
proposed rule change also deletes those current Rules from the current 
Rulebook (as noted above, some rules will be moved to the shell 
Rulebook in future rule filings). However, these Rules will remain in 
effect and on the current Rulebook until completion of the technology 
migration, at which time the Rules in the shell Rulebook will take 
effect.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act'') and the rules and 
regulations thereunder applicable to the Exchange and, in particular, 
the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.\44\ Specifically, the 
Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
Section 6(b)(5) \45\ requirements that the rules of an exchange be 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation 
and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, 
settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, 
in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Additionally, 
the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
Section 6(b)(5) \46\ requirement that the rules of an exchange not be 
designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, 
brokers, or dealers.
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    \44\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \45\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \46\ Id.
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    In particular, the proposed rule changes are generally intended to 
add or align certain system functionality currently offered by the 
Exchange and the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges in order to provide a 
consistent technology offering for the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. A 
consistent technology offering, in turn, will simplify the technology 
implementation, changes and maintenance by Users of the Exchange that 
are also participants on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The proposed rule 
change does not propose to implement new or unique functionality that 
has not been previously filed with the Commission or is not available 
on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The Exchange notes that the proposed rule 
text is generally based on rules of Cboe Affiliated Exchanges and is 
different only to the extent necessary to conform to the Exchange's 
current rules, retain intended differences based on the Exchange's 
market model, or make other nonsubstantive changes to simplify, 
clarify, eliminate duplicative language, or make the rule provisions 
plain English.
    To the extent a proposed rule change is based on an existing Cboe 
Affiliated Exchange rule, the language of Exchange Rules and Cboe 
Affiliated Exchange rules may differ to extent necessary to conform 
with existing Exchange rule text or to account for details or 
descriptions included in the Exchange's Rules but not in the applicable 
Cboe Affiliated Exchange rule, such as references to trading sessions, 
which apply to the Exchange but not the Cboe Affiliated Exchanged, as 
they do not have Global Trading Hours. Where possible, the Exchange has 
substantively mirrored Cboe Affiliated Exchange rules, because 
consistent rules will simplify the regulatory requirements and increase 
the understanding of the Exchange's operations for Trading Permit 
Holders that are also participants on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The 
proposed rule change would provide greater harmonization between the 
rules of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, resulting in greater uniformity 
and less burdensome and more efficient regulatory compliance. As such, 
the proposed rule change would foster cooperation and coordination with 
persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities and would 
remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open 
market and a national market system. The Exchange also believes that 
the proposed amendments will contribute to the protection of investors 
and the public interest by making the Exchange's Rules easier to 
understand.
    The proposed rule change clearly identifies the ways in which 
trading during Regular Trading Hours will different from trading during 
Global Trading Hours (such as identifying order types and instructions 
that will not be available during Global Trading Hours). This ensures 
that investors will continue to be aware of any differences among 
trading sessions. The flexibility the Exchange maintains to make 
determinations for each trading session will allow the Exchange to 
apply settings and parameters to address the different market 
conditions that may be present during each trading session.
    The proposed All Sessions order and RTH Only order will protect 
investors by permitting investors who do not wish to trade during 
Global Trading Hours from having orders or quotes execute during those 
orders. Consistent with the goal of investor protection, the Exchange 
will not allow market orders during Global Trading Hours due to the 
expected increased volatility and decreased liquidity during these 
hours. The other proposed Order Instructions and Times-in-Force not 
currently available on the Exchange add functionality currently offered 
by Cboe Affiliated Exchanges in order to provide consistent order 
handling options across the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. The proposed 
rule changes would also provide Users with access to optional 
functionality that may result in the efficient execution of such orders 
and will provide additional flexibility as well as increased 
functionality to the Exchange's System and its Users. As explained 
above, the proposed functionality is substantially similar to 
functionality on Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, and is optional for Users. 
The proposed rule change would provide greater harmonization between 
the order handling instructions available amongst the Cboe Affiliated 
Exchanges, resulting in greater uniformity and less burdensome and more 
efficient regulatory compliance. With respect to the proposed MTP 
modifier functionality, the Exchange believes the various proposed 
modifier options would allow firms to better manage order flow and 
prevent undesirable executions against themselves, and the proposed 
change described herein enhances the choices available to such firms in 
how they do so. The proposed rule change also is designed to support 
the principles of Section 11A(a)(1) of the Act \47\ in that it seeks to 
assure fair competition among brokers and dealers and among exchange 
markets. The proposed rule change would also provide Users with access 
to functionality that may result in the efficient execution of such 
orders and will provide additional flexibility as well as increased 
functionality to the Exchange's System and its Users.
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    \47\ 15 U.S.C. 78k-1(a)(1).
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    The Exchange believes not permitting Users to apply the Post Only 
instruction to AON orders will protect investors, because it will 
maximize execution opportunities for AON orders. An AON order's size 
contingency, and the fact

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that AON orders will have last priority while resting in the Book, will 
provide AON orders resting on the Book with few opportunities for AON 
orders to receive an execution. Additionally, Post Only orders are 
intended to add displayed liquidity to the Book; because AON orders are 
not displayed, the purpose of a Post Only instruction conflicts with 
AON functionality. For these reasons, the Exchange believes there will 
be minimal investor demand for Post Only AON orders. This ensures that 
an AON order may execute upon entry if there is sufficient size resting 
on the Book. Additionally, as noted above, other exchanges do not 
permit AON orders to rest in the book at all (as they are required to 
be IOC).\48\ Unlike those exchanges, the Exchange will permit AON 
orders to rest in the Book, and will merely not permit AON orders to 
only rest in the book. Cboe Options does not currently offer a Post 
Only instruction, and therefore, an AON order submitted to Cboe Options 
pursuant to the proposed rule change will be handled in the same manner 
as it is handled today, as such an order would execute upon entry (if 
possible), route (if eligible), or enter the Book (subject to any User 
instructions).
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    \48\ See, e.g., ISE Rule 715(c); NOM Chapter VI, section 
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    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change to offer use of the 
MCN Modifier (and not the other MTP Modifiers) for AON orders protects 
investors, because it provides all investors with the option to apply 
match-trade prevention functionality to AON orders. The Exchange 
believes there will be little demand for the use of any MTP Modifiers 
on AON orders given that primarily retail investors submit AONs, and 
retail investors are unlikely to have interest on both sides of the 
market. Therefore, orders of different retail investors would have the 
opportunity to execute against each other, unlike a broker who may have 
orders resting on both sides of the market and may want to avoid those 
orders executing against each other. Therefore, the Exchange believes 
offering one MTP Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. Given this 
expected minimal demand, the Exchange believes offering one MTP 
Modifier for AON orders is sufficient. Additionally, the Exchange 
believes that MCN is the most appropriate MTP modifier for AON orders 
because an offering of other MTP modifier for investors would present 
significant technical complexities given the size contingency of AON 
orders and that MCN is the simplest modifier to implement from a System 
perspective.\49\ The proposed rules provide investors with sufficient 
transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders with MTP 
Modifiers, and Users may achieve other results manually if so desired. 
For example, if a User were to prefer to have a resting order with an 
MTP Modifier cancel and let the newer AON order rest, it could manually 
cancel the resting order and then resubmit the AON order. The Exchange 
has determined to handle an AON order with any other MTP Modifier as an 
MCN rather than cancel the AON, and the Exchange believes the proposed 
rules will protect investors because they provide investors with 
sufficient transparency regarding how the System will handle AON orders 
with MTP Modifiers. Additionally, Users may achieve other results 
manually if so desired.
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    \49\ Additionally, the Decrement and Cancel MTP Modifier is 
inconsistent with an AON order, because it may result in partial 
execution of an order.
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    The proposed changes to the definitions of MOC and LOC orders will 
benefit investors, as they provide additional transparency in the Rules 
regarding how the System handles these orders. The proposed changes are 
consistent with current functionality.
    The proposed rule change makes no substantive changes to the other 
current Rules being moved from the current Rulebook to the shell 
Rulebook. The proposed rule change makes various nonsubstantive changes 
throughout the Rules, which the Exchange believes will protect 
investors and benefit market participants, as these changes simplify or 
clarify rules, update defined terms, use plain English, and conform 
language to corresponding Cboe Affiliated Exchange rules as 
appropriate.
    As described above, the basis for the majority of the substantive 
proposed rule changes in this filing are the approved rules of Cboe 
Affiliated Exchanges, which have already been found to be consistent 
with the Act. For instance, the Exchange does not believe that any of 
the proposed Order Instructions or Times-in-Force raise any new or 
novel issues that have not previously been considered by the 
Commission.
    Thus, the Exchange further believes that the functionality that it 
proposes to offer is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act, 
because the System upon the technology migration is designed to 
continue to be efficient and its operation transparent, thereby 
facilitating transactions in securities, removing impediments to and 
perfecting the mechanism of a free and open market and a national 
market system.
    When Cboe Options migrates to the same technology as that of the 
Cboe Affiliated Exchanges, Users of the Exchange and other Cboe 
Affiliated Exchanges will have access to similar functionality on all 
Cboe Affiliated Exchanges and similar language can be incorporated into 
the rules of all Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. As such, the proposed rule 
change would foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged 
in facilitating transactions in securities and would remove impediments 
to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national 
market system.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange reiterates that 
the proposed rule change is being proposed in the context of the 
technology integration of the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Thus, the 
Exchange believes this proposed rule change is necessary to permit fair 
competition among national securities exchanges. In addition, the 
Exchange believes the proposed rule change will benefit Exchange 
participants in that it will provide a consistent technology offering 
for Users by the Cboe Affiliated Exchanges. Following the technology 
migration, the proposed Rules being added to the shell Rulebook will 
apply to all Users and orders submitted by Users in the same manner. As 
discussed above, the basis for most of the substantive proposed rule 
changes in this filing are the approved rules of Cboe Affiliated 
Exchanges, which have already been found to be consistent with the Act.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

    The Exchange neither solicited nor received comments on the 
proposed rule change.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not:
    A. Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest;
    B. impose any significant burden on competition; and
    C. become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was 
filed, or such

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shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective 
pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act \50\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) 
\51\ thereunder.\52\
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    \50\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \51\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \52\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission 
written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along 
with a brief description and text of the proposed rule change, at 
least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed 
rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 
The Exchange has satisfied this requirement.
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission will institute proceedings to 
determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or 
disapproved.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to [email protected]. Please include 
File Number SR-CBOE-2019-027 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities 
and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-CBOE-2019-027. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help 
the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, 
please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on 
the Commission's internet website (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). 
Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written 
statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with 
the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed 
rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those 
that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions 
of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for website viewing and printing in 
the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE, Washington, DC 
20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 
3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection 
and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments 
received will be posted without change. Persons submitting comments are 
cautioned that we do not redact or edit personal identifying 
information from comment submissions. You should submit only 
information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions 
should refer to File Number SR-CBOE-2019-027 and should be submitted on 
or before July 17, 2019.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\53\
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    \53\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Vanessa A. Countryman,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-13541 Filed 6-25-19; 8:45 am]
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