QUOTE AND NEWS
Benzinga  9 hrs ago  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 332 1/2, down 1 3/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 338 3/4, down 2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading at new contract lows Friday morning. Market chatter about corn yields and weather...
Benzinga  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 21  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 339 3/4, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 346 1/4, up 2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading a little higher Thursday morning after Wednesday's move to new contract lows. Corn used in...
Benzinga  Jul 20  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 343, up 1 1/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 349 1/2, up 1 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading rangebound and a little higher Wednesday morning after Tuesday's decline. Market chatter about...
Benzinga  Jul 19  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 357 3/4, down 9 1/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 354 1/2, down 8 3/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures have extended the session losses. Market talk about weather is constant. The weekly corn crop...
Benzinga  Jul 19  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 351 1/2, down 5 1/2 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 357 3/4, down 5 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading just above the lows of the session Tuesday morning. Market talk about weather is constant....
Benzinga  Jul 18  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 353 1/4, up 1 cent/bushel. December Corn is trading at 359 1/4, up 1 cent/bushel. Corn futures are trading in the middle of the overnight range early Monday morning. Chatter weather forecasts for U.S. corn...
Benzinga  Jul 15  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 350 1/2, down 7 1/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 357 1/4, down 7 1/2 cents/bushel. Corn futures are trading lower Friday morning. Market chatter about weather forecasts is ongoing. The USDA...
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
August Soybeans are trading at 1125, up 2 1/4 cents/bushel. September Soybeans are trading at 1115 3/4 , up 3 cents/bushel. November Soybeans are trading at 1107, up 1 3/4 cents/bushel. August Soymeal is trading at 389.4, up 1.3 $/ton. August...
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 364 1/2, up 12 1/4 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 372 1/2, up 12 1/4 cents/bushel. Corn futures have extended the session gains. Market chatter about U.S. weather is constant and has kept both buyers...
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
September Corn is trading at 357 1/4, up 5 cents/bushel. December Corn is trading at 365 1/4,up 5 cents/bushel. Corn futures trading higher early Wednesday morning. Market chatter about U.S. weather for the week ahead and yesterday's USDA...




 

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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