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find Commodity Futures Contract Specifications
Each commodity is different. There are even different delivery months of the same commodity. Understanding the futures contract specifications is at the heart of knowing the rules that govern trading a commodity futures contract, as well as the price movement value of each commodity.

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    Regular Trading Hours

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    GRAINS & LEGUMES

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Corn+

    CBOT

    9:30-13:15

    5K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    C

    1/4C ($12.50)

    1 cent=$50

    Oats+

    CBOT

    9:30-13:15

    5K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    O

    1/4C ($12.50)

    1 cent=$50

    Rough Rice+

    CBOT

    9:15-13:30

    2K klbs. $/klb

    F,H,K,N,U,V,Z

    R

    .005klb ($12.50)

    1 cent=$20

    Soybean+

    CBOT

    9:30-13:15

    5K bu. c/bu.

    F,H,K,N,Q,U,X

    S

    1/4C ($12.50)

    1 cent=$50

    Soybean Meal+

    CBOT

    9:30-13:15

    100tns $/tn

    F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z

    SM

    .10/tn ($10)

    1 pt=$1

    Soybean Oil+

    CBOT

    9:30-13:15

    60K lbs. c/lb.

    F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z

    BO

    0.1/lb. ($6)

    1 pt=$6

    Wheat+

    CBOT & KCBT

    9:30-13:15

    5K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    W/KW

    1/4C ($12.50)

    1 cent=$50

    LIVESTOCK

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Feeder Cattle

    CME

    10:05-14:00

    50K lbs. c/lb.

    F,H,J,Q,U,V,X

    FC

    2.5 points ($12.50)

    1 pt=$5

    Lean Hogs

    CME

    10:10-14:00

    40K lbs. c/lb.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    LH

    2.5 points ($10)

    1 pt=$4

    Live Cattle

    CME

    10:05-14:00

    40K lbs. c/lb.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    LC

    2.5 points ($10)

    1 pt=$4

    Pork Bellies

    CME

    10:10-14:00

    40K lbs. c/lb.

    G,H,K,N,Q

    PB

    2.5 points ($10)

    1 pt=$4

    EXOTICS (SOFTS)

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Cocoa

    NYBOT

    8:30-13:30

    10mtns. $/mtn.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    CC

    $1/ton

    1 pt=$10

    Coffee

    NYBOT

    9:15-13:35

    37.5k lbs. $/lb.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    KC

    .0005 ($18.25)

    1 pt=$3.75

    Cotton

    NYBOT

    10:30-14:40

    50K lbs. c/lb.

    H,K,N,V,Z

    CT

    .001 ($5)

    1 pt=$5

    Lumber

    CME

    10:00-14:05

    80k bdft. $/bdft.

    F,H,K,N,U,X

    LB

    .10/1K ($8)

    1 pt=$0.80

    Orange Juice

    NYBOT

    10:15-14:15

    15K lbs. c/lb.

    F,H,K,N,U,X

    OJ

    .0005 ($7.50)

    1 pt=$1.50

    Sugar

    NYBOT

    9:30-13:20

    112K lbs. c/lb.

    H,K,N,V

    SB

    .0001 ($11.20)

    1 pt=$11.20

    METALS

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Copper+

    COMEX

    8:10-14:00

    25K lbs. $/lb.

    F,H,K,N,U,V,Z

    HG

    .0005 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$2.50

    Gold+

    COMEX

    8:20-14:30

    100 oz. $/oz.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    GC

    .10/oz. ($10)

    1 pt=$1

    Kilo Gold

    CBOT

    8:20-14:30

    32.15 oz. $/oz.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    KI

    .10/oz. ($3.215)

    $1=$32.15

    Palladium+

    NYMEX

    8:10-14:20

    100 oz. $/oz.

    H,M,U,Z

    PA

    .05/oz. ($5)

    1 pt=$1

    Platinum+

    NYMEX

    8:20-14:30

    50 oz. $/oz.

    F,J,N,V

    PL

    .10/oz. ($5)

    1 pt=$0.50

    Silver+

    COMEX

    8:25-14:25

    5K oz. c/oz.

    F,H,K,N,U,Z

    SI

    .005/oz. ($25)

    1 cent=$50

    Little Silver

    CBOT

    8:25-14:25

    1K oz. c/oz.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    AG

    .005/oz. ($5)

    1 cent=$10

    OILS (ENERGIES)

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Crude Oil+

    NYMEX

    9:45-15:10

    1K bbl. $/bbl.

    ALL MONTHS

    CL

    .01/bbl. ($10)

    1 pt=$10

    Heating Oil+

    NYMEX

    9:50-15:10

    42K gal. $/gal.

    ALL MONTHS

    HO

    .0001 ($4.20)

    1 pt=$4.20

    Natural Gas+

    NYMEX

    10:00-15:10

    10K mm/btu

    ALL MONTHS

    NG

    .10 ($10)

    1 pt=$10

    Unleaded Gas+

    NYMEX

    9:50-15:10

    42K gal. $/gal.

    ALL MONTHS

    HU

    .0001 ($4.20)

    1 pt=$4.20

    CURRIENCIES

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Australian Dollar+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    100K AD

    H,M,U,Z

    AD

    .0001 ($10)

    1 pt=$10

    British Pound+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    62.5K BP

    H,M,U,Z

    BP

    .0002 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$6.25

    Canadian Dollar+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    100K CD

    H,M,U,Z

    CD

    .0001 ($10)

    1 pt=$10

    Euro-Currency+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    125K Euros

    H,M,U,Z

    EC

    .0001 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$12.50

    Japanese Yen+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    12.5mil YEN

    H,M,U,Z

    JY

    .000001 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$12.50

    Mexican Peso+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    500K MP

    H,M,U,Z

    ME

    .00001 ($5)

    1 pt=$5

    Swiss Franc+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    125K SF

    H,M,U,Z

    SF

    .0001 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$12.50

    FINANCIAL

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Eurocanada+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    CD$1 mil.

    H,M,U,Z

    KJ

    .01 (CD$25)

    1 pt=CD$25

    Eurodollars+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    $1mil. E$

    H,M,U,Z

    ED

    .005 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$25

    Euroyen

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    ?100mil. YEN

    H,M,U,Z

    EY

    .01 (?2,500)

    1 pt=?2,500

    Libor+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    $3 mil.

    ALL MONTHS

    EM

    .005 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$25

    30 Day Interest Rate

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $5 mil.

    ALL MONTHS

    FF

    .005 ($20.835)

    1 pt=$41.67

    T-Bonds 30 yrs+

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $100K BOND

    H,M,U,Z

    US/CFB

    1/32 ($31.25)

    1/32=$31.25

    T-Notes 10 yrs+

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $100K NOTE

    H,M,U,Z

    TY/CFT

    1/64 ($15.625)

    1/64=$15.625

    T-Notes 5 yrs+

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $100K NOTE

    H,M,U,Z

    FV/CFF

    1/64 ($15.625)

    1/64=$15.625

    T-Notes 2 yrs+

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $200K NOTE

    H,M,U,Z

    TU/CFA

    1/128 ($15.625)

    1/128=$15.625

    T-Bills+

    CME

    8:20-15:00

    $1mil. BILL

    H,M,U,Z

    TB

    .01 ($25)

    1 pt=$25

    INDEXES

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    CRB Index

    NYBOT

    9:10-16:15

    $500 X Index val.

    F,G,U,X

    CR

    .05 pt ($25)

    1pt=$5

    Dow Jones Index+

    CBOT

    9:00-16:15

    $10 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    DJ

    .01 pt ($10)

    1pt=$10

    E-Mini S & P++

    CME

    28:45-28:15

    $50 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    ES

    .05 pt ($2.50)

    1pt=$0.5

    E-Mini Nasdaq 100++

    CME

    28:45-28:15

    $20 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    EN

    .50 pt ($10.00)

    1pt=$0.2

    Muni Bond Index

    CBOT

    8:20-15:00

    $1000 X Ind val.

    H,M,U,Z

    MB

    1/32 ($31.25)

    1/32=$31.25

    NASDAQ 100+

    CME

    9:30-16:15

    $100 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    ND

    .05 pt ($5)

    1pt=$5

    NIKKEI 225

    CME

    9:00-16:15

    $5 X AVE.

    H,M,U,Z

    NK

    5 pts ($25)

    1pt=$5

    NYSE Index

    NYBOT

    9:30-16:15

    $500 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    YX

    .05 pt ($25)

    1pt=$5

    S & P 500+

    CME

    9:30-16:15

    $250 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    SP

    .10 pt ($25)

    1pt=$2.50

    US Dollar Index+

    NYBOT

    8:20-15:00/8

    $1000 X Ind val.

    H,M,U,Z

    DX

    .01 pt($10)

    1pt=$10

    Value Line Index

    KCBT

    9:30-16:15

    $250 X Index val.

    H,M,U,Z

    KV

    .05 pt ($25)

    1pt=$5

    MINI CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS

    COMMODITYEXCHANGETRADING HOURSCONTRACT SIZEDELIVERY MONTHSSYMMINIMUM FLUCTUATIONPOINT VALUE

    Corn

    MIDAM

    10:30-14:45

    1K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    XC

    1/4c/bu ($2.50)

    1 cent=$10

    Oats

    MIDAM

    10:30-14:45

    1K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    XO

    1/4c/bu ($2.50)

    1 cent=$10

    Soybean Meal

    MIDAM

    10:30-14:45

    50 tons

    F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z

    XE

    .10/ton ($2)

    1 pt=$0.50

    Soybeans

    MIDAM

    10:30-14:45

    1K bu. c/bu.

    F,H,K,N,Q,U,X

    XS

    1/4c/bu ($2.50)

    1 cent=$10

    Wheat

    MIDAM

    10:30-14:45

    1K bu. c/bu.

    H,K,N,U,Z

    XW

    1/4c/bu ($2.50)

    1 cent=$10

    Live Cattle

    MIDAM

    9:45-14:15

    20K lbs. c/lb.

    G,J,M,Q,V,Z

    XL

    .00025 ($5)

    1 pt=$2

    Revised Hogs

    MIDAM

    9:45-14:15

    20K lbs. c/lb.

    G,J,M,N,Q,V,Z

    XH

    .00025 ($5)

    1 pt=$2

    Eurodollars

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    $500K E$

    H,M,U,Z

    UD

    .005 ($6.25)

    1 pt=$12.50

    T-Bills

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    $500K BILL

    H,M,U,Z

    XT

    .01 ($12.50)

    1 pt=$12.50

    British Pound

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    12.5K BP

    H,M,U,Z

    XP

    .0002 ($2.50)

    1 pt=$1.50

    Canadian Dollar

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    50K CD

    H,M,U,Z

    XD

    .0001 ($5)

    1 pt=$5

    Deutsche Mark

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    62.5K DM

    H,M,U,Z

    XM

    .0001 ($6.25)

    1 pt=$6.25

    Japanese Yen

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    6.25mil YEN

    H,M,U,Z

    XJ

    .000001 ($6.25)

    1 pt=$6.25

    Swiss Franc

    MIDAM

    8:20-15:00

    62.5K SF

    H,M,U,Z

    XF

    .0001 ($6.25)

    1 pt=$6.25

    Platinum

    MIDAM

    8:20-14:30

    25 oz. $/oz.

    F,J,N,V

    XU

    .10/oz. ($2.50)

    1 pt=$0.25

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