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Benzinga  5 hrs ago  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 152.40, down 1.15 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 155.75, down 1.10 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading a little lower and largely rangebound. Trading is modestly choppy. In other New...
Benzinga  10 hrs ago  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 153.50, down 0.05 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 156.75, down 0.10 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading steady after Monday's choppy trade. Market chatter about global coffee production...
Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 151.50, up 0.10 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 154.80, up 0.20 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading rangebound Monday morning. Market chatter about currency values and global demand for...
Benzinga  Sep 23  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 153.70, down 1.55 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 157.00, down 1.50 cents/lb. New York Coffee futures are trading modestly choppy after Thursday's wide ranged session. Chatter about...
Benzinga  Sep 22  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 159.60, up 3.05 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 162.85, up 3.10 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading just under the session highs. Brazil's agricultural agency Conab lowered the estimate...
Benzinga  Sep 21  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 157.70, up 0.90 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 160.85, up 0.95 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading near the session highs. Market chatter about weather forecasts for Vietnam...
Benzinga  Sep 20  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 154.90, up 2.10 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 157.90, up 1.90 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading near session highs after showing a steady trade early in the day. Trading is choppy....
Benzinga  Sep 20  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 153.60, up 0.80 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 156.75, up 0.75 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading a little higher Tuesday morning after Monday's sharp move up. Market chatter about...
Benzinga  Sep 19  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 153.10, up 4.70 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 156.25, up 4.60 cents/lb. Coffee futures have extended the session gains and are trading sharply higher on the day. In other New York Soft...
Benzinga  Sep 19  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 150.10, up 1.70 cents/lb. March New York Coffee is trading at 153.30, up 1.65 cents/lb. Coffee futures are a littler under session highs. Market chatter about the size of Brazil's coffee crop and...




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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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