QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Dec 2  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 344 3/4, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 352, up 2 cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading higher after Thursday' move down. Chatter about global corn demand and Southern Hemisphere weather is making...
Benzinga  Dec 1  Comment 
The USDA reported today that corn export sales for the week ending November 24th totaled 761,600 tonnes. Sales were up down 55 percent from the previous week and down 50 percent from the four week average. March Corn is trading at 348 1/4, down...
Benzinga  Dec 1  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 349 1/4, up 3/4 of a cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 357, up 1 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading rangebound after Wednesday's soft trading session. Corn used for ethanol production last week was...
Benzinga  Nov 30  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 340 3/4, up 4 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 352 1/4, up 3 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading just under the session highs after Tuesday's choppy and soft trading session. The USDA baseline...
Benzinga  Nov 29  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 346, down 2 1/2 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 355 3/4, down 2 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading at the session lows. Talk about Southern Hemisphere weather and corn production ahead is making...
Benzinga  Nov 28  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 347 3/4, down 1 1/2 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 356 1/2, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading at the session lows. Talk about global corn demand and weather for Southern Hemisphere corn...
Benzinga  Nov 25  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 349, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 358, down 1 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading at the session lows. Market talk about Southern Hemisphere weather and global corn demand is...
Benzinga  Nov 23  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 348, down 3 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 355 3/4, down 3 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading at the session lows. Market talk about Southern Hemisphere weather and global corn demand has...
Reuters  Nov 22  Comment 
The CME Group will delay listing of two corn futures contracts that had been scheduled to start trading on Dec. 14 as it continues a review of delivery points which could...
Benzinga  Nov 22  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 349, down 3/4 of a cent/bushel. March Corn is trading at 357, down 3/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading a little lower early Tuesday morning. The USDA reported on Monday that corn export inspections as...




 

Corn futures are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade under ticker symbol C in cents per bushel. For electronic trading sessions, the symbol ZC is used.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month corn prices on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in U.S. cents per bushel.


Delivery Dates

Corn futures are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, & December.[1]

The following is a table with corn futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2011. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
March, 2011CH11C/H11-CB
May, 2011CK11C/K11-CB
July, 2011CN11C/N11-CB
September, 2011CU11C/U11-CB
December, 2011CZ11C/Z11-CB

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Corn futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is 5,000 bushels.[1]

Daily Price Limit

$0.40 per bushel expandable to $0.60 when the market closes at limit bid or limit offer. There shall be no price limits on the current month contract on or after the second business day preceding the first day of the delivery month.[1]

Trading Hours

Corn futures contracts trade on the CBOT floor through open outcry (pit sessions) Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, US Eastern Time.

Corn futures contracts trade electronically through the CME Globex electronic trading platform from 6:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday through Friday, US Eastern Time.

Last Trading Day

Trading of Corn futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade ends on the business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable Corn grades for futures contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade are: #2 Yellow at contract Price, #1 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel premium #3 Yellow at a 1.5 cent/bushel discount.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The Chicago Board of Trade's contract specification for Corn futures
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