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Commodity Contract Specs.


A Commodity contract's size, months traded, daily limits, minimum tick increments, trading hours and other details unique to each product make up a Futures contract's specification details. A commodity futures Contract specification, commonly known as contract specs, are also provided online by the major commodity Exchanges. Links to these Futures Exchanges can be found on our Resources page.

Each commodity is different. Understanding the futures contract specifications is at the heart of knowing the rules that govern trading a commodity futures or options contract, as well as the price movement value of each commodity.

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Commodity Futures and Options Contract Specifications

COMMODITY SYM TRADING HRS. EST. CONTRACT SIZE CONTRACT
MONTHS
EXCH. POINT MINIMUM FLUCTUATION
GRAINS
WHEAT
W 10:30-14:15 5000 BU H,K,N,U,Z CBOT 1.00CT=$50 1/4CTS=$12.50
CORN
C 10:30-14:15 5000 BU H,K,N,U,Z CBOT 1.00CT=$50 1/4CTS=$12.50
OATS
O 10:30-14:15 5000 BU H,K,N,U,Z CBOT 1.00CT=$50 1/4CTS=$12.50
ROUGH RICE
NR 10:15-14:30 100 TONS F,H,K,N,U,X CBOT 1.00CT=$20 1/4CTS=$5
SOYBEANS
S 10:30-14:15 5000 BU F,H,K,N,X CBOT 1.00CT=$50 1/4CTS=$12.50
BEAN MEAL
SM 10:30-14:15 100 TONS F,H,K,N,V,Z CBOT $1.0/TON=$100 10PT=$10
BEAN OIL
BO 10:30-14:15 60,000 LBS F,H,K,N,V,Z CBOT 1.00CT=$600 1PT=$6
MEATS
LIVE CATTLE
LC 10:05-14:00 40,000 LBS G,J,K,M,Q,X,Z CME 1 CWT=$400 0.025PTS=$10
FEEDER CATTLE
FC 10:05-14:00 50,000 LBS F,H,J,K,Q,U,V,X CME 1 CWT=$500 0.025PTS=$12.50
LEAN HOGS
LH 10:10-14:00 40,000 LBS G,J,K,M,Q,V,Z CME 1 CWT=$400 0.025PTS=$10
PORK BELLIES
PB 10:10-14:00 40,000 LBS G,H,K,N,Q CME 1 CWT=$400 0.025PTS=$10
SOFTS
COCOA
CO 8:00-11:50 10 MET. TONS H,K,N,U,Z CSC $1=$10 1PT=$10
COFFEE
KC 9:15-12:30 37,500 LBS H,K,N,U,Z CSC 1.00CT=$375 0.05PTS=$18.75
SUGAR
SB 9:00-12:00 112,000 LBS F,H,K,N,V CSC 1.00CT=$1,120 0.01PT=$11.20
COTTON
CT 10:30-14:15 50,000 LBS H,K,N,V,Z NYBOT 1.00CT=$500 0.01PT=$5
ORANGE JUICE
OJ 10:00-13:30 15,000 LBS F,H,K,N,U,X NYBOT 1.00CT=$150 0.05PTS=$7.5
LUMBER
LB 10:00-14:05 110,000 BFT F,H,K,N,U,X NYBOT 1BFT=$110 0.10PTS=$11.10
METALS
COMEX GOLD
GC 8:20-13:30 100 TROY OZ G,J,M,Q,V,Z NYMEX $1.00/OZ=$100 $0.10=$10
COMEX SILVER
SI 8:25-13:25 5000 TROY OZ F,H,K,N,U,Z NYMEX 1.00CT=$50 0.50CT=$25
PLATINUM
PL 8:25-13:05 50 TROY OZ F,H,K,N,V,X NYMEX $1.00/OZ = $50 0.10CTS=$5
COMEX COPPER
HG 8:10-13:00 25,000 LBS H,K,N,U,V,Z NYMEX 1.00CT= $250 0.05PTS=$12.50
PALLADIUM
PA 8:30-13:00 100 TROY OZ F,H,M,U,Z NYMEX $1.00/OZ = $100 $0.05=$5
ENERGIES
CRUDE OIL
CL 10:00-14:30 1000 BBL All NYMEX $1.00BBL=$1,000 $0.01BBL=$10
HEATING OIL
HO 10:05-14:30 42,000 GALS All NYMEX 1.00CTS=$420 0.01CTS=$4.20
GASOLINE
RB 10:05-14:30 42,000 GALS All NYMEX 1.00CTS=$420 0.01CTS=$4.20
NAT. GAS
NG 10:00-14:30 10000MM BTU All NYMEX $1.00BTU=$1,000 $0.10BTU=$10.00
CURRENCIES
DOLLAR INDEX
DX 8:20-15:00 1000 X INDEX H,M,U,Z NYBOT 1.00PT=$1,000 0.01PT=$10
EURO CURRENCY
EC 8:20-15:00 125,000 EC H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$1,250 0.05PT=$6.25
B POUND
BP 8:20-15:00 62,500 BP H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$625 0.02PT=$12.50
J YEN
JY 8:20-15:00 12.5 MIL JY H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$1,250 0.01PT=$12.50
SWISS FRANC
SF 8:20-15:00 125,000 SF H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$1,250 0.01PT=$12.50
CANADIAN $
CD 8:20-15:00 100,000 CD H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$1,000 0.01PT=$10
AUSTRALIAN $
AD 8:20-15:00 100,000 AD H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$1,000 0.01PT=$10
MEXICAN PESO
ME 8:20-15:00 500,000 MP H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$500 0.025PT=$12.50
FINANCIALS
US BONDS
US 8:20-15:00 $100,000 H,M,U,Z CBOT 1.00PT=$1,000 1/32ND=$31.25
EURODOLLARS
ED 8:20-15:00 $1,000,000 H,M,U,Z CME 1BP=$25 0.005PT=$12.50
EUROYEN
EY 8:20-15:00 Y1,000,000 H,M,U,Z CME 1BP=$20 0.01PT=$20
S&P 500
SP 9:30-16:15 250 X INDEX H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$250 0.10PTS=$25.00
S&P 500 E MINI
ES 9:30-16:15 50 X INDEX H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$50 0.25PTS=$12.50
NASDAQ E MINI
EN 9:30-16:15 20 x INDEX H,M,U,Z CME 1.00PT=$20 0.50PTS=$10
DOW JONES AVG
DJ 9:20-16:15 10 x INDEX H,M,U,Z CBOT 1.00PT=$10 1.00PTS=$10
E-Mini DOW
YM 9:20-16:15 5 x INDEX H,M,U,Z CBOT 1.00PT=$5 1.00PTS=$5

* All trading times listed are Eastern Standard Time ( EST ) - United States

Months Traded:
F=Jan, G=Feb, H=Mar, J=Apr, K=May, M=Jun, N=Jul, Q=Aug, U=Sep, V=Oct, X=Nov, Z=Dec

Exchange Codes:
CBOT - Chicago Board of Trade
CME - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CSC - Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange
IMM - International Money Market
NYBOT - New York Board of Trade
NYMEX - New York Mercantile Exchange

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