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Benzinga  Apr 24  Comment 
Coffee futures have moved up Friday. July Coffee is trading at 143.75. Chatter about wide ranges and volatile activity continues. Market talk about currency values and weather is constant. Uncertainty about crop production in the Southern...
Benzinga  Apr 24  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 22  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little higher Wednesday. July Coffee is trading at 144.00, up 1.30. Chatter about weather for Brazilian coffee growing areas and chatter about currency values is constant. Chatter about better production ahead and...
Benzinga  Apr 21  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little higher Tuesday. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 139.95, up 1.25. July Coffee is trading at 142.10, up 0.85. Uncertainty over Brazil's coffee production continues to bring in both buyers and sellers. Trading is...
Benzinga  Apr 21  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 20  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little lower Monday after wide range morning. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 138.50, down 0.20. July Coffee is trading at 140.85, down 0.55. Uncertainty over Brazil's coffee production has kept trading active. Early...
Benzinga  Apr 20  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 17  Comment 
Coffee futures have moved little lower Friday during early U.S. trading. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 139.10, down 0.50. July Coffee is trading at 141.00, down 0.50. Trading is a little choppy and somewhat range-bound. Wide trading ranges are...
Benzinga  Apr 17  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading higher Thursday. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 138.65, up 2.85. July Coffee is trading at 140.40, up 3.05. Market chatter about dry weather in the Asia growing regions has been making the rounds. Market talk about...
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading range-bound and a little higher Wednesday. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 137.90, up 3.30. July Coffee is trading at 139.20, up 2.250. Trading is firm and steady with sellers and buyers active Market chatter about...
Benzinga  Apr 14  Comment 
Coffee futures are little changed Tuesday morning. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 133.25, down 0.50. July Coffee is trading at 135.70, down 0.50. Trading is steady and range-bound. Market chatter about higher than expected production from Brazil...
Benzinga  Apr 13  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading a little higher Monday morning. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 137.00, up 1.90. July Coffee is trading at 139.60, up 1.75. Trading has been choppy with a wide range on both sides of unchanged. Market chatter about...
Benzinga  Apr 10  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading lower Friday. May N.Y. Coffee is trading at 135.20, down 2.25. July Coffee is trading at 138.00, down 2.15. Trading had been range-bound and unchanged early in the session and is now weak. Market talk about Brazil...




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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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