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Agrimoney.com  Jul 6  Comment 
Colombia's coffee output falls year on year for a fourth successive month. But is a surge in Honduran exports more significant?
Agrimoney.com  Jun 27  Comment 
... flagging the role of a "huge reallocation of fund assets" in driving futures to 15-month lows, and seeing upbeat signals in cash markets
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 141.80, up 0.55 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 144.05, up 0.45 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading rangebound early Wednesday. Market chatter about weather for Brazil coffee growing...
Benzinga  Mar 14  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 141.70, down 0.65 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 144.00, down 0.70 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading near the lows of the session. In other New York Soft commodities; May Cocoa is...
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 141.65, up 0.30 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 144.00, up 0.30 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady to higher. Market chatter about global coffee demand and Vietnam's supply of...
Benzinga  Mar 10  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 140.70, up 0.25 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 143.05, up 0.25 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady and on both sides of unchanged. Street estimates show that Brazil's coffee...
Benzinga  Mar 9  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 141.55, down 0.20 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 143.90, down 0.15 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady with a narrow range. Market chatter about Brazil's coffee production...
Benzinga  Mar 8  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 142.40, up 1.70 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 144.65, up 1.65 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading at the session highs after showing a lower trade early in the day. In other New...
Benzinga  Mar 7  Comment 
May New York coffee is trading at 141.15, down 0.30 cents/lb. July New York coffee is trading at 143.40, down 0.35 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady to lower. Market chatter about Brazil's weather is making the...




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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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