QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Feb 17  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 370, down 3 1/2 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 377 1/4, down 3 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading lower after Thursday's soft trading session. Market chatter that thirty and ninety day weather forecasts...
Benzinga  Feb 16  Comment 
The USDA reported today that corn export sales for the week ending February 9th totaled 783,500 tonnes. Sales were down 35 percent from the four week average. There were 285,200 tonnes sold for 2018. March Corn is trading at 378 1/4, down 1/2...
Benzinga  Feb 16  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 377 3/4, down 1 cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 384 3/4, down 1 cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to a little lower. Corn used for ethanol production last week totaled 109.2 million bushels. Corn...
Benzinga  Feb 15  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 376, up 1 3/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 383 1/4, up 1 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading rangebound and the session highs. Chatter about the corn planting season ahead and demand for U.S. corn...
Benzinga  Feb 15  Comment 
Benzinga  Feb 14  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 373 3/4, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 381 1/2, down 1 1/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading a little lower. Chatter about the corn planting season ahead and demand for U.S. corn is making...
Benzinga  Feb 13  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 374,down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 381 3/4, down 1/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to a little lower. The USDA weekly corn export inspection report is due out around 11:00...
Benzinga  Feb 10  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 370, up 1/2 of a cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 377 3/4, up 1/2 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady. The USDA reported on Thursday that corn export sales for the current marketing year as of...
Agrimoney.com  Feb 10  Comment 
Soybean futures recover poise, after being blighted in the last session by US data revisions. Corn futures struggle this time. But is their time nigh?
Benzinga  Feb 9  Comment 
The USDA reported today that corn export sales for the week ending February 2nd totaled 971,700 tonnes. Sales were down 13 percent from the four week average. There were 34,500 tonnes sold for 2018. March Corn is trading at 370 1/2, down 1/4...
Benzinga  Feb 8  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 368,down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 375 3/4, down 1/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to a little lower. Market chatter about overseas prices of corn and upcoming USDA World...




 

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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