QUOTE AND NEWS
Agrimoney.com  Jun 13  Comment 
Futures in arabica and robusta coffee extend gains, lifted by talk of Brazil's harvest turning out weak after all, and concerns over Vietnam too
NPR  Jun 6  Comment 
Last year NPR's Uri Berliner took money from a savings account that was losing value to inflation and bought a range of assets that included a painting and a haul from Costco. So how'd his money do?
Agrimoney.com  May 15  Comment 
Brazil cuts its forecast for coffee output this year, and cautions over 2015 prospects too, citing drought in the top growing state
Benzinga  May 12  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading higher by $2.40 at $186.30 in Monday's session. After finding support just below Friday's low ($183.35) at $182.75, Sugar began to move higher. It is trading just off its high for the day of $186.80. © 2014...
Agrimoney.com  Apr 24  Comment 
The bank cuts its forecast for Brazil's coffee harvest to "the lowest on the Street", saying damage from drought appears worse than initially thought
Agrimoney.com  Apr 15  Comment 
Wheat prices jump above $7 a bushel in Chicago and to an 11-month high in Paris as Ukraine-Russian tensions build. Coffee futures succumb to vertigo
Agrimoney.com  Apr 10  Comment 
A slew of data proves negative for the likes of cocoa, cotton and wheat, which feels extra pressure from talk of US rains. Coffee futures fare better
Benzinga  Mar 25  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading lower by $2.00 at $174.40 in Tuesday's session. Earlier in the session, the contract failed to clear Monday's high ($177.55) reaching $177.30 and began to decline. Coffee is attempting to find intraday support at...
Agrimoney.com  Mar 24  Comment 
Coffee futures find buyers after last week's dismal performance. Sugar posts small gains. But wheat outperforms, helped by US weather, Ukraine jitters




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Coffee futures are traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange under ticker symbol KC in dollars per pound.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month coffee futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in dollars per pound.

Delivery Dates

Coffee futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, & December.[1]

The following is a table with Coffee futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2010. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol
March, 2010KCH0
May, 2010KCK0
July, 2010KCN0
September, 2010KCU0
December, 2010KCZ0

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Coffee futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange is 37,500 pounds.[1]

Tick Size

.05 or 5/100 cent/lb., equivalent to $18.75 per contract. 1 cent per pound equals $375 per contract.[1]

Daily Price Limit

You can do whatever the f you want limit.[1]

Trading Hours

Coffee futures contracts trade on the CME Globex trading platform from 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, Eastern Time, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of Coffee futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange ends on the business day immediately preceding the first notice day on the New York Board of Trade.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Coffee grades for futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange are as follows: A Notice of Certification is issued based on testing the grade of the beans and by cup testing for flavor. The Exchange uses certain coffees to establish the “basis.” Coffees judged better are at a premium; those judged inferior are at a discount. Basis: Mexico, Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Kenya, New Guinea, Panama, Tanzania, Uganda, Honduras and Peru; Plus 200 pts: Colombia; Minus 100 pts: Venezuela, Burundi and India; Minus 300 pts: Rwanda; Minus 400 pts: Dominican Republic and Ecuador.[1]

Margin

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 The New York Mercantile Exchange's contract specification for Coffee futures
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