[R-SIG-Finance] Adding NYMEX to holidays calendar

Joe Byers joe-byers at utulsa.edu
Sun Oct 29 04:19:38 CET 2006


I will look at the code for holidayNYSE.  I had several conversations 
with NYMEX right after I posted my message so I wanted to make sure I 
had a handle on their upcoming changes for 2007.  These changes will 
require several test within the holiday method.  I also need to get the 
a couple of years from NYMEX and compare to NYSE to see how much they 
will differ for the current holidays and the proposed changes.  I have 
given NYMEX rmetrics links and quantlib links to the calendar libraries 
of these two software packages along with links to other calendar rules 
posted for NYSE, NERC,... in hopes that NYMEX will post the actual rules 
they use for their holiday calendars.  This would alleviate me from 
implying the rules.  Even if NYMEX would say we follow the "Federal 
holidays" and any others would help minimize assumptions on my part.

I will see what I can come up with and send to you both.

Thank you for your reply.


Spencer Graves wrote:
>      What level of help do you need?  Have you tried listing the 
> function 'holidayNYSE', making a local copy, then editing it do what 
> you want?  After you've tried that, please send the results to 
> Diethelm Wuertz and me.  If you can't make it work, please explain the 
> problem.
>      Hope this helps.      Spencer Graves
> Joe W. Byers wrote:
>> Rmetrics
>> Can anyone help me create a new holidays calendar method like 
>> holidaysNYSE() for NYMEX holidays.  The only difference is the 
>> holidays for Independence day and thanks giving.
>> Independence Day
>>     Monday, July 3*
>>     Tuesday, July 4
>>     (Electronic trading closed Sunday and Monday, July 2 and 3; 
>> reopens 6:00 PM, July 4)
>> Thanksgiving
>>     Thursday, November 23
>>     Friday, November 24
>>     (NYMEX ClearPort® and CME Globex® open both days)
>> NYMEX is closed on Monday July 3rd this year since the 4th is on a 
>> Tuesday and Friday the day following Thanksgiving.  This will end in 
>> 2007 according to NYMEX.  The Independence day holiday I think will 
>> observe Friday as a holiday when the 4th is on a Thurs but, according 
>> to NYMEX they are not sure for 2007.  Also the webpage 
>> http://www.nymex.com/holida_schedu.aspx notes that Christmas eve will 
>> become a holiday in 2007 but expirations will not change.  I am 
>> sending their customer service a request to post a document with the 
>> holiday rules as well as these tables for those of us who worry about 
>> a derivatives calendar.
>> Thank you
>> Joe
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