QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
The USDA reported today that corn export sales for the week ending December 29th totaled 429,200 tonnes. Sales were down 55 percent from the previous week and down 67 percent from the four week average. March Corn is trading at 360 3/4, down ...
Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 361 1/4, unchanged on the day. May Corn is trading at 367 3/4, up 1/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady early Friday morning. The USDA weekly export sales report is due out at 8:30 a.m. ET....
Benzinga  Jan 5  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 362, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 368, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading just under the session highs Market talk about southern Hemisphere weather and global corn demand is...
Benzinga  Jan 5  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 358, down 1 cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 365, down 3/4 of a cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to lower, chatter about U.S. corn supplies and weather in Argentina is making the rounds. The USDA...
Benzinga  Jan 4  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 359, up 3 1/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 364 3/4, up 3 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading near the session highs after showing a steady trade early in the session. Market talk Southern...
Benzinga  Jan 4  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 356, up 1/4 of a cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 361 1/2, unchanged on the day. Corn futures are trading steady early Wednesday morning. Market chatter about the impacts of adverse planting weather in...
Benzinga  Jan 3  Comment 
The USDA reported today that weekly export inspections for corn as of December 29th totaled 636,684 tonnes. March Corn is trading at 355 3/4, up 3 3/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 361 1/2, up 4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are...
Benzinga  Dec 30  Comment 
The USDA reported today that corn export sales for the week ending December 22nd totaled 958,600 tonnes. Sales were down 23 percent from the previous week and down 24 percent from the four week average. There were 46,200 tonnes sold for 2017 to...
Benzinga  Dec 30  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 348, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. May Corn is trading at 354, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading a little lower during a mostly rangebound pre-holiday trade. The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange...
Benzinga  Dec 29  Comment 
March Corn is trading at 349 1/4, up 1 cent/bushel. May Corn is trading at 355 3/4, up 1 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading steady to a little higher after Wednesday's soft and choppy trading session. Market chatter about global...




 

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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