QUOTE AND NEWS
SeekingAlpha  Jul 28  Comment 
By Bidness Etc: By Martin Blanc Corn prices have declined by over 25% over the last three months, hitting an all-time low since 2010. Teucrium Corn ETF (NYSEARCA:CORN), a fund that allows investors direct exposure to corn futures...
Agrimoney.com  Jul 14  Comment 
Corn and, especially, wheat futures recover, if only thanks largely to profit-taking on short positions. Soybeans gain too, despite a drop in palm oil
Bloomberg  Jul 8  Comment 
Asian Stocks Drop as Corn Extends Slide; Copper Advances Asian stocks fell, with the regional index declining a second day, extending a global pullback in equities amid...
Agrimoney.com  Jun 23  Comment 
Corn futures slump, taking wheat with them, as traders focus on areas for which US rains have been helpful, not harmful. Cotton diverges, sugar eases
Agrimoney.com  Jun 18  Comment 
Societe Generale says it is close to turning "bullish" on corn futures, while Roach Ag flags the potential for short covering, as prices stabilise
Agrimoney.com  May 5  Comment 
Wheat futures hold near one-year highs, boosted by a turn drier in the US southern Plains weather outlook, besides Ukraine jitters. Corn rises too
Agrimoney.com  May 1  Comment 
Corn futures tumble on ideas of improved US planting conditions, while soybeans drop even further. Even wheat's rally loses traction. But sugar gains
Agrimoney.com  Apr 23  Comment 
Corn futures, which had looked to be going off the boil, manage a second session of solid gains, boosted by a wet Midwest outlook. Still, sugar stars




 

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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