Spring Wheat Futures

QUOTE AND NEWS
Agrimoney.com  Aug 8  Comment 
... but, with cloud and cool, create fresh worries over the cotton crop. Meanwhile, it is dryness which fosters soybean crop improvement
Agrimoney.com  Aug 1  Comment 
US spring wheat records its lowest rating on data going back to 1995. Will rains this week revive it? Soybean, cotton crops fare better
Agrimoney.com  Jul 28  Comment 
Durum ratings in Saskatchewan, responsible for 80% of Canada's output, hit a multi-year low - with canola, spring wheat struggling too
USDA NASS  Jul 12  Comment 
Winter Wheat Production Up 2 Percent from June. Durum Wheat Production Down 45 Percent from 2016. Other Spring Wheat Production Down 21 Percent from 2016...
Agrimoney.com  Jul 7  Comment 
Closely-watched spring wheat futures recover from early losses, inspiring some confidence among bulls. Corn, soybean prices gain, cotton and sugar too
Agrimoney.com  Jun 30  Comment 
The bank sees spring wheat prices potentially hitting $10 a bushel for the first time in five years, as the IGC downgrades the US wheat crop
Agrimoney.com  Jun 29  Comment 
Spring wheat futures hit 3-year high as a cut to Canada's sowings estimate adds to supply fears. Canola is now the country's most popular crop
Agrimoney.com  Jun 29  Comment 
SocGen calls time on a bullish bet on spring wheat's premium over lower quality winter grain. But others take a different lesson from history
Agrimoney.com  Jun 29  Comment 
Spring wheat futures hit a three-year high, as fears mount for the drought-hit US crop. But sugar falls to a 16-month low, as Brazil's output revives
Agrimoney.com  Jun 28  Comment 
Spring wheat futures hit a three-year high, as fears mount for the drought-hit US crop. But sugar falls to a 16-month low, as Brazil's output revives




 

This article is about a specific futures contract. For wheat prices in general, see the article on Wheat Prices.

Spring Wheat Futures (alternately "Hard Red Spring Wheat Futures," "HRS Wheat Futures," "Minneapolis Wheat Futures," or "MGEX Wheat Futures") are traded on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) under ticker symbol MW in cents per bushel.[1] For electronic trading sessions, the symbol MWE is used.[1] It should be noted, however, that currently, futures contracts are traded exclusively electronically (e.g. open outrcy on the trading floor has ceased for futures contracts) and, as such, the traditional symbol "MW" is typically used as the exclusive symbol for the futures contract during normal trading hours, with MWE or ME used to denote other, expressly electronic trading.[1][2]

The chart at left displays the front-month Spring Wheat prices on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) in cents per bushel.

Delivery Dates

Spring Wheat futures contracts are delivered every year in March, May, July, September, and December.[1]

The following is a table with wheat futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
March, 2009MWH9MW/H9-MG
May, 2009MWK9MW/K9-MG
July, 2009MWN9MW/N9-MG
September, 2009MWU9MW/U9-MG
December, 2009MWZ9MW/Z9-MG

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One spring wheat futures contract on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) is 5,000 bushels.[1]

Daily Price Limit

The daily price limit for spring wheat futures contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) is $.60 per bushel ($3000 per contract) above or below the previous day's settlement price for every other month.[1] During the spot month, the limit restriction is lifted.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading of spring wheat futures contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) ends on the business day prior to the fifteenth calendar day of the contract month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Deliverable wheat grades for spring wheat futures contracts on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) are No. 2 (or better) Northern Spring Wheat with a protein content of 13.5% or higher. Wheat with 13% protein count is deliverable at an unspecified discount.[1]

MGEX Wheat, CBOT Wheat, and KCBT Wheat

Spring Wheat traded on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) is a lesser benchmark for wheat prices in general. More generally, wheat futures traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) are used as benchmarks for wheat prices in general. Spring Wheat futures contracts are the third most traded by volume behind CBOT Wheat and Kansas City Wheat Futures, which have the highest and second highest volume, respectively, of domestic wheat futures.[2]

Generally speaking, the term "wheat futures" refers to wheat futures traded on the CBOT while wheat futures traded on the KCBT are specified to be "KCBT Wheat," "KC Wheat," or "Kansas City Wheat" and Spring Wheat futures are specified to be either "Spring Wheat," "Hard Red Spring Wheat" or "Minneapolis Wheat".

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Minneapolis Grain Exchange's contract specifications for Hard Red Spring Wheat futures
  2. 2.0 2.1 Barchart.com's coverage of futures contracts
Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki