Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

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''This article is about the futures exchange. For the publicly traded company that operates the exchange, see [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME)]].'' ''This article is about the futures exchange. For the publicly traded company that operates the exchange, see [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME)]].''
-The '''Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)''' is a futures exchange located in Chicago, Illinois. Though operating independently, the CBOT is owned by the [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)]].+The '''Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)''' is a futures exchange located in Chicago, Illinois. Though operating independently, the CBOT is owned by the [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME)|Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings company]], which also owns (and operates) the [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange]].
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 +The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) was established in 1848, when it was founded by 82 Chicago merchants as a grain cash market. In 1865, CBOT introduced standardized agreements called futures contracts and the concept of margin. In 1973, members of the CBOT started the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The CBOT successfully launched its first electronic trading system in 1994. In 2000, the CBOT was incorporated as a not-for-profit non-stock corporation. In 2005, the CBOT announced the demutualization of the Exchange into a for-profit, stock-based holding company and a for-profit, membership exchange subsidiary.
 +The most important agreement is the merger of the CBOT and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which occurred in 2007.
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 +The CBOT is best known for its active [[Grains Futures]] market, including [[Corn Prices|Corn]], [[Wheat Prices|Wheat]] and [[Soybean Prices|Soybeans]].
 + 
 +==Basic Information==
 +*'''Owner''': [[Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME)]]
 +*'''Location''': Chicago, Illinois
 +*'''Time Zone''': US Central Time (CST) (GMT-6 hours)
 +*'''Currency''': [[U.S. Dollar (USD)]]
 + 
 +==Exchange Symbols==
 +*'''Thomson Reuters''': CB
 +*'''Yahoo! Finance''': .CBT
 +*'''MIC Code''': XCBO
 + 
 +==Trading Hours==
 +*Normal Trading Session: 9:30am - 1:15pm, Monday - Friday (expiring futures contracts close at 12:00pm on final trading day)
 +*Post-Market Session: 6:00pm - 6:00am, Sunday - Friday (exclusively electronic trading sessions)
 + 
 +==Creating Articles for Futures Contracts Trading on the CBOT==
 +To create an article for a futures contract listed on the Chicago Board of Trade, follow these steps:
 +*Type the name of the futures contract with the word "futures" at the end end (e.g. "Corn Futures") into the Wikinvest search box and click '''Search'''.
 +*Assuming the article doesn't exist, click on the link adjacent to '''Be the first person to create the page'''.
 +*Type '''<nowiki>{{commodity}}</nowiki>''', '''<nowiki>[[category: CBOT Commodities]]</nowiki>''' and any other categories appropriate for the context (e.g. '''<nowiki>[[category: Grain Commodities]]</nowiki>''' or '''<nowiki>[[category: Energy Commodities]]</nowiki>''') on separate lines into the text box and click '''Save page''' to create the article.
 +*For a full list of categories, see the page on [[commodities]].
 + 
 +==Futures Contracts Traded on the CBOT==
 +<articlelisting category="CBOT Commodities" />

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This article is about the futures exchange. For the publicly traded company that operates the exchange, see Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (CME).

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is a futures exchange located in Chicago, Illinois. Though operating independently, the CBOT is owned by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings company, which also owns (and operates) the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) was established in 1848, when it was founded by 82 Chicago merchants as a grain cash market. In 1865, CBOT introduced standardized agreements called futures contracts and the concept of margin. In 1973, members of the CBOT started the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). The CBOT successfully launched its first electronic trading system in 1994. In 2000, the CBOT was incorporated as a not-for-profit non-stock corporation. In 2005, the CBOT announced the demutualization of the Exchange into a for-profit, stock-based holding company and a for-profit, membership exchange subsidiary. The most important agreement is the merger of the CBOT and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which occurred in 2007.

The CBOT is best known for its active Grains Futures market, including Corn, Wheat and Soybeans.

Basic Information

Exchange Symbols

  • Thomson Reuters: CB
  • Yahoo! Finance: .CBT
  • MIC Code: XCBO

Trading Hours

  • Normal Trading Session: 9:30am - 1:15pm, Monday - Friday (expiring futures contracts close at 12:00pm on final trading day)
  • Post-Market Session: 6:00pm - 6:00am, Sunday - Friday (exclusively electronic trading sessions)

Creating Articles for Futures Contracts Trading on the CBOT

To create an article for a futures contract listed on the Chicago Board of Trade, follow these steps:

  • Type the name of the futures contract with the word "futures" at the end end (e.g. "Corn Futures") into the Wikinvest search box and click Search.
  • Assuming the article doesn't exist, click on the link adjacent to Be the first person to create the page.
  • Type {{commodity}}, [[category: CBOT Commodities]] and any other categories appropriate for the context (e.g. [[category: Grain Commodities]] or [[category: Energy Commodities]]) on separate lines into the text box and click Save page to create the article.
  • For a full list of categories, see the page on commodities.

Futures Contracts Traded on the CBOT

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