Sugar No. 11 Futures

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Agrimoney.com  Jun 15  Comment 
The prospect of a slightly damper US Midwest was enough to encourage some profit taking in grains, while sugar futures roared back
Agrimoney.com  Jun 7  Comment 
Traders noted heavy system fund buying in sugar, making for a 'thin and vulnerable market' for the sweetener
Agrimoney.com  Jun 6  Comment 
Traders noted heavy system fund buying in sugar, making for a 'thin and vulnerable market' for the sweetener
Agrimoney.com  May 31  Comment 
Corn and soybeans fall back on end-of-month profit taking, while sugar futures edge off 23-month high
Agrimoney.com  May 27  Comment 
A strong take-up at Chinese corn auctions helped Chicago prices, while sugar futures hit a 22-month high
Agrimoney.com  May 16  Comment 
Sentiment is evenly split on the future direction of ICE Sugar futures as bulls and bears debate the relative merits of the market.
Agrimoney.com  May 13  Comment 
The grain complex trims the previous session's gains, as markets chew over US official forecasts, while softs rally as the real strengthens
Agrimoney.com  May 11  Comment 
The grain complex trims the previous session's gains, as markets chew over US official forecasts, while softs rally as the real strengthens
Agrimoney.com  May 4  Comment 
Sugar futures surge on Indian dryness damage, while soymeal is the standout in grains once again
Agrimoney.com  Apr 29  Comment 
Corn markets balance Brazilian disruptions, strong US sowings, while a weaker dollar supports soybeans and wheat




 
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Sugar No. 11 futures are traded on the New York Board of Trade under ticker symbol SB in cents and hundredths of a cent per pound.[1]

The Chart at left shows the front-month Sugar No. 11 prices on the New York Board of Trade in cents and hundredths of a cent per pound.

The "Number 11" in the contract refers the way shipping costs are handled between the buyer and the seller of the contract. Sugar #11 is sold "Free on Board (FOB)", which means the seller pays to ship the sugar to a port, and is responsible for loading costs. The buyer, however, is responsible for unloading costs.

Sugar #11 can be sugar originating from any one of 28 countries and the United States: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Fiji Islands, French Antilles, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique,Nicaragua, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, United States, and Zimbabwe.

Delivery is to any port in the nation of origin.

Another sugar future contract, Sugar #14, differs primarily from Sugar #11 in the shipping terms for the contract. Sugar #14 Calls for delivery of cane sugar in bulk at named Atlantic and Gulf ports, Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) duty paid.

Delivery Dates

Sugar No. 11 futures are delivered every year in January, March, May, July, and October.[1]

The following is a table with Sugar No. 11 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
January, 2009SBF9SB/F9-NS
March, 2009SBH9SB/H9-NS
May, 2009SBK9SB/K9-NS
July, 2009SBN9SB/N9-NS
October, 2009SBV9SB/V9-NS


Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Sugar No. 11 futures contract on the New York Board of Trade is 112,000 pounds.[1]

Tick Value

1/100 cent/lb.,.[1]

Daily Price Limit

None.[1]

Trading Hours

3:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. EST

Last Trading Day

Last business day of the month preceding the delivery month (except January, which is the second business day before the 24th calendar day of the prior month).[1]

Deliverable Grades

Raw centrifugal cane sugar based on 96 degrees average polarization.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The New York Board of Trade's contract specification for Sugar No. 11 futures
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