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Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Coffee futures have moved higher on Thursday. September Coffee is trading at 128.00, up 2.10. December Coffee is trading at 130.85, up 1.85. Trading is choppy and near the highs of the session after a steady to lower open. Market chatter about...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Agrimoney.com  Aug 5  Comment 
Procafe heralds a downgrade to its Brazil coffee crop estimate - which is already among the market's lowest. But the comment meets some scepticism
Benzinga  Aug 4  Comment 
Coffee futures have moved up Tuesday. September Coffee is trading at 12510, up 1.15. Trading is choppy. Market talk about currency values has kept both buyers and sellers active. Market chatter about the possible El Nino impact on Colombian...
Benzinga  Aug 4  Comment 
Benzinga  Aug 3  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading choppy on Monday. After a move down earlier in the session, prices have recovered a little. September Coffee is trading at 124.45, down 0.80. Chatter about currency values and uncertainty about the size of Brazil's...
Benzinga  Aug 3  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 31  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading higher Friday morning after Thursday's move up. September Coffee is trading at 125.90, up 1.00. Trading is expected to be choppy. Market talk about end of month positioning has kept both buyers and sellers active....
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading higher on Thursday. September Coffee is trading at 124.80, up 2.65. Trading is choppy. Some market talk about end of month positioning has kept both buyers and sellers active. Chatter about currency values and the...
Benzinga  Jul 30  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 29  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little higher Wednesday morning. September Coffee is trading at 120.75, up 0.50. Trading is rangebound near the contract lows for September Coffee. Market chatter about Brazil's harvest and end of the month...
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little higher Tuesday morning. September Coffee is trading at 121.60, up 1.20. Trading is expected to remain choppy and largely rangebound. Market chatter about Brazil's harvest and end of the month positioning is...
Benzinga  Jul 28  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 27  Comment 
Coffee futures are lower on Monday. September Coffee is trading at 120.60, down 1.65. Trading is expected to be choppy. Market talk about the harvest in Brazil and weather for global coffee producing regions is making the rounds. Market...
Benzinga  Jul 24  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading steady early Friday morning. September Coffee is trading at 121.25, down 0.30. September coffee made new contract lows on Thursday. Trading is expected to be choppy. Market talk about Brazil's harvest 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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