QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
January Soybean futures are $0.05 lower at $1034.50. March Soymeal Futures are unchanged to lower trading at $353.50 and March Soybean Oil is trading $0.33 lower at $32.13. South American weather is promising for Soybeans as traders begin to...
Agrimoney.com  Oct 17  Comment 
Corn futures nudge higher, helped by expectations of a big US export sales figure later. Still, it is largely a technical market, helping wheat too
Agrimoney.com  Oct 15  Comment 
Ag commodities feel some of the liquidation hitting financial markets, with corn, after rising 11%, notably vulnerable. Cocoa bucks the trend
newratings.com  Oct 10  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - U.S. corn futures were lower Friday afternoon after the USDA reported corn production jumped to a record high in 2014. Output will rise to a record 14.475 billion bushels amid favorable growing conditions in the...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 30  Comment 
Corn futures hit a fresh five-year low after the U.S. reported large stockpiles and as farmers are harvesting a secod-straight bumper crop.
Agrimoney.com  Sep 26  Comment 
Corn futures revive, as investors look in unusual places for signs of a market bottom. Cotton prices jump thanks to positive - this time - China news
Wall Street Journal  Aug 12  Comment 
Soybean prices fell nearly 2% as government forecasters estimated this year's crop would be by far the largest in history. Corn futures gained after the forecasts—while also at record levels—failed to meet expectations.
Agrimoney.com  Aug 12  Comment 
Corn futures pare losses after the US raises supply hopes far less than investors had expected. Revisions are more downbeat for soybean, wheat prices




 

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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