QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 328, down 1 1/4 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 338, down 1 cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to lower early Friday morning. The USDA reported on Thursday that corn export sales as of...
Benzinga  Sep 29  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 332 3/4, up 3 1/2 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 342 1/2, up 3 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading higher early Thursday morning. The USDA weekly export sales report is scheduled for release at...
Benzinga  Sep 28  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 330, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 340, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to lower early Wednesday morning. Market chatter about the U.S. harvest is ongoing. The...
Benzinga  Sep 27  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 328 3/4, down 1/4 of a cent/bushel. March Corn is trading at 338 3/4, down 1/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady early Tuesday morning. Market chatter about weather for the U.S. corn harvest is...
Benzinga  Sep 26  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 333 3/4, down 2 3/4 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 343 3/4, down 2 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading lower early Monday morning. Market chatter about China's anti-dumping import duty on dried...
Mondo Visione  Sep 26  Comment 
On September 9, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE) issued the “Notice on Yingkou Port Group Co., Ltd. Setting Extended Warehouse Areas for Corn Futures”, announcing to set the extended warehouse areas at Yingkou Port Group Co., Ltd., a designated...
Benzinga  Sep 23  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 334 1/4, down 2 1/2 cents/bushel. March Corn is trading at 344 1/2, down 2 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading lower Friday morning after Thursday's soft trading session. Market chatter about the...
Agrimoney.com  Sep 23  Comment 
Corn succumbs to ideas of drier weather to speed the US harvest, while sugar and arabica coffee futures succumb to dramatic late-session reversals
Agrimoney.com  Sep 22  Comment 
Corn succumbs to harvest pressure, while sugar and arabica coffee futures see a dramatic late session reversal
Benzinga  Sep 22  Comment 
December Corn is trading at 339 1/2, down 1/2 of a cent/bushel. March Corn is trading at 349 1/4, down 3/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to a little lower Thursday morning. Market chatter about the U.S. harvest is...




 

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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