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Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 143.55, down 3.70 cents/lb. New York coffee futures have moved down in rapid fashion . Trading is choppy. In other New York Soft commodities; October Sugar is trading at 20.08, down 0.65...
Benzinga  Aug 24  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 147.10, down 0.15 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady early Wednesday morning. Chatter about various estimates for Brazil's coffee production and weather in Vietnam is making the...
Agrimoney.com  Aug 23  Comment 
The bank sees a "delayed demand response" offering particular support to robusta coffee prices, as it lifts world output deficit estimates
Benzinga  Aug 23  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 146.00, down 0.40 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady after Monday's choppy trade and sharp move up. Market chatter about Brazil's coffee production and weather in Vietnam is making the...
Benzinga  Aug 22  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 144.25, up 2.65 cents/lb. New York coffee futures have moved up after showing a steady trade early in the session. Trading is choppy. In other New York Soft commodities; December Cocoa is trading at...
Benzinga  Aug 19  Comment 
December New York Coffee is trading at 141.60, up 0.15 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are little changed Friday morning after Thursday's move up. Market chatter about currency values and weather for global coffee producing areas is making...
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
September New York Coffee is trading at 138.60, up 3.55 cents/lb. December New York Coffee is trading at 141.50, up 3.40 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading a little under the highs of the day after showing a steady trade early in the...
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
September New York Coffee is trading at 135.80, up 0.75 cents/lb. December New York Coffee is trading at 138.75, up 0.65 cents/lb. Coffee futures are trading a little higher after Wednesday's soft and choppy trading day. Market chatter...
Benzinga  Aug 17  Comment 
September New York Coffee is trading at 135.85, down 1.55 cents/lb. December New York Coffee is trading at 139.05, down 1.70 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading near the session lows. Market chatter about various estimates for...
Benzinga  Aug 16  Comment 
September New York Coffee is trading at 136.90, down 0.05 cents/lb. December New York Coffee is trading at 140.45, down 0.10 cents/lb. New York coffee futures are trading steady Tuesday morning after Monday's choppy trading session. ...




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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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