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Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are trading on both sides of unchanged Thursday morning. March Coffee is trading at 166.10, up 1.20. May Coffee is trading at 168.85, up 1.15. Traders are expecting a wide range. Market talk that Columbia's coffee production...
Benzinga  Feb 4  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are trading higher Wednesday. March Coffee is trading at 165.20, up 4.25. May Coffee is trading at 168.00, up 4.40. Trading has firmed up Wednesday morning. Market talk that Brazil's largest coffee co-op lowered their expected...
Benzinga  Feb 4  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 3  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are little changed early trading Tuesday. March Coffee is trading at 162.50. May Coffee is trading at 165.05, down 0.20. Trading is steady. Some market talk that coffee is going to see global production deficit for 2015 is...
Benzinga  Feb 2  Comment 
March Coffee is trading at 162.00. May Coffee is trading at 164.80. NY Coffee futures have been trading on both sides of unchanged Monday. Coffee futures are unchanged at mid-day. Market talk is the drop in Brazil's currency is leading to...
Benzinga  Feb 2  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are higher during early trading Monday. March Coffee is trading at 163.15. May Coffee is trading at 165.75. Market talk about the uncertainty of the size of Brazil's coffee production is seen as supportive. Trading is steady...
Benzinga  Jan 30  Comment 
March Coffee is trading at 160.10 Friday morning. May Coffee is trading at 162.75. Market talk and constant chatter about Improving rain for Brazil's growing areas continues to pressure prices along with chatter about Forex wars. NY Coffee...
Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
Coffee futures are lower early Wednesday morning after Tuesday's sharp advance. March NY Coffee is trading at 167.65, down 0.55. May Coffee is trading at 170.40, down 0.050. Chatter continues about weather in Brazil and how it impacts the crop....
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are up in early trading Thursday morning after Wednesday's decline. March NY Coffee is trading at 163.40, up 2.15. Talk of weather in Brazil is featured in much of the chatter. Market talk about demand concerns on lower global...
Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are up slightly in early trading after Tuesday's decline. March NY Coffee is trading at 165.25, up 0.95. Brazilian growing areas over the next week are expected to get rain. Chatter is about Brazil weather and rain; Sao Paolo...
Benzinga  Jan 20  Comment 
NY Coffee futures are down 5 points at 166.00 Tuesday morning. Chatter about long liquidation and weather in Brazil persists. NY March Coffee has given up nearly all the gains it has made since December 31. March Orange Juice is trading at...




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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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