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Our Contract Specifications sheet provides contract symbols and size, trading hours, delivery months, point values and tick fluctuations, all on one easy to read page.
 

                 *See below for notes to contract specs

FUTURES

EXCHANGE

TRDG HRS-CT (9)

MONTHS

CONTRACT SIZE

MIN MOVEMENT

DAILY LIMITS

Australian Dollar IMM 7:20-2:00 H M U Z 100,000 AD 1 pt. = $10.00 (14)
Brazilian Real IMM 7:20-2:00 H M U Z 100,000 BR 1 pt. = $10.00 (14)
British Pound IMM (MACE) 7:20-2:00(7:20-2:15) H M U Z 62,500(12,500) BP 2 pts. = $12.50($2.50) (14)
Canadian Dollar IMM (MACE) 7:20-2:00(7:20-2:15) H M U Z 100,000(50,000) CD 1 pt. = $10.00($5.00) (14)
Canola (13) WPG 9:30-1:15 F H M Q U X 20 Metric Tons $.10 = $10.00 $10/ton = $1,000
Cocoa NYCSCE 7:30-12:30 H K N U Z 10 Metric Tons 1 pt. = $10.00 88 pts = $880 (1)
Coffee NYCSCE 8:15-12:35 H K N U Z 37,500 lbs 5 pts. = $18.75 600 pts = $2,250 (1)
Copper COMEX 7:10-1:00 F H K N U Z 25,000 lbs 5 pts. = $12.50 2000 pts = $5,000
Corn CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) H K N U Z 5,000(1,000)bu 1/4 ct = $12.50($2.50) 12 ct = $600($120) (5)
Cotton NYCTE 9:30-1:40 H K N V Z 50,000 lbs 1 pt. = $5.00 300 pts = $1,500 (4)
CRB Index NYFE 8:40-1:45 H K N U Z $500 x CRB Index 5 pts. = $25.00 none
Crude Oil NYME 8:45-2:10 All Months 1,000 Barrels 1 pt. = $10.00 (12)
DJIA CBOT 8:00-3:15 H M U Z $10 x DJIA Average 1 pt. = .05($5) 350 pts, 550 pts, 700 pts
E-Mini NASDAQ IMM 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $20 x Index 50 pts = $10.00 (6)
E-Mini S&P IOM 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $50 x Index 5pts. = $2.50 (6)
Eurodollar IMM 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $1,000,000 1/2 pt. - $12.50 none
Fed Funds Rate IMM 7:20-2:00 All Months $3,000,000 1 pt. = $25.00 none
Feeder Cattle CME 9:05-1:00 F H J K Q U V X 50,000 lbs 2.5 pts. = $12.50 150 pts = $750
French Franc IMM 7:20-2:00 H M U Z 500,000 FF 2 pts. = $10.00 (14)
Gold COMEX 7:20-1:30 G J M Q V Z 100 troy oz 10 pts. = $10.00 $75/oz = $7,500
Gold MACE 7:20-1:40 All Months 33.2 troy oz 10 pts. = $3.32 none
GSCI CME 8:15-2:15 G J M Q V Z $250 x Index 10 pts = $25.00 none

FUTURES

EXCHANGE

TRDG HRS-CT (9)

MONTHS

CONTRACT SIZE

MIN MOVEMENT

DAILY LIMITS

Heating Oil NYME 8:50-2:10 All Months 42,000 gal 1 pt. = $4.20 (7)
Japanese Yen IMM (MACE) 7:20-2:00(7:20-2:15) H M U Z 12.5(6.5) mill Yen 1 pt. = $12.50($6.25) (14)
Kilo Gold CBOT 7:20-1:40 G J M Q V Z 32.15 troy oz $ .10 = $3.125 $50/oz = $1,607.50
Lean Hogs CME(MACE) 9:10-1:00 G J M N Q V Z 40,000 lbs 2.5 pts. = $10.00 200 pts = $800
LIBOR IMM 7:20-2:00 All Months $3,000,000 1 pt. = $25.00 none
Live Cattle CME (MACE) 9:05-1:00(9:05-1:15) G J M Q V Z 40,000(20,000) lbs 2.5 pts. = $10.00($5.00) 150 pts = $600($300)
Lumber CME 9:00-1:05 F H K N U X 100,000 bd ft 10 pts. = $11.00 1000 pts = $1,100 (3)
MMI IMM 8:15-3:15 All Months $500 x Index 5 pts. = $25.00 (6)
Muni Bonds CBOT 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $100,000 1/32nd = $31.25 96/32nds = $3,000 (8)
NASDAQ IMM 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $100 x Index 5 pts. = $5.00 (6)
Natural Gas NYME 9:00-2:10 All Months 10,000 MMBtu 1 pt. = $10.00 100 pts = $1,000
Nikkei IOM 8:00-3:15 H M U Z $500 x Index 5 pts. = $25.00 (11)
NYSE Index NYFE 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $500 x Index 5 pts. = $25.00 (6)
Oats CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) H K N U Z 5,000(1,000) bu 1/4 ct = $12.50($2.50) $ .10 = $500 (5)
Orange Juice NYCE 9:15-1:15 F H K N U X 15,000 lbs 5 pts. = $7.50 500 pts = $750 (2)
Palladium NYME 7:10-1:20 H M U Z 100 troy oz 5 pts. = $5.00 600 pts = $600 (3)
Platinum NYME 7:20-1:30 F J N V 50 troy oz 10 pts. = $5.00 2500 pts = $1,250 (3)
Pork Bellies CME 9:10-1:00 G H K N Q 40,000 lbs 2.5 pts. = $10.00 300 pts = $1,200
Potatoes NYCE 8:45-1:00 F H K N U X 85,000 lbs 1 pt. = $8.50 200 pts = $1,700
Rough Rice CBOT 9:15-1:30 F H K N U X 200,000 lbs 5 pts. = $10.00 30 pts = $600 (5)
Russell 2000 IOM 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $500 x Index 5 pts. = $25.00 (6)
S&P 500 Index IOM 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $250 x Index 10 pts. = $25.00 (6)
                *See below for notes to contract specs

FUTURES

EXCHANGE

TRDG HRS-CT (9)

MONTHS

CONTRACT SIZE

MIN MOVEMENT

DAILY LIMITS

Silver COMEX 7:25-1:25 F H K N U Z 5,000 troy oz 50 pts. = $25.00 $1.50/oz = $7,500
Silver, 1000 oz. CBOT 7:25-1:25 G J M Q V Z 1,000 troy oz 10 pts. = $1.00 $1.00/oz = $1,000(3)
Silver, NY MACE 7:25-1:40 G J M Q V Z 1,000 troy oz 10 pts. = $1.00 none
Soybean Meal CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) F H K N Q U V Z 100(50) tons 10 pts. = $10.00($5.00) 1000 pts=$1,000($500)(5)
Soybean Oil CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) F H K N Q U V Z 60,000(30,000) lbs 1 pt. = $6.00($3.00) 100 pts = $600($300) (5)
Soybeans CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) F H K N Q U X 5,000(1,000) bu 1/4 ct = $12.50($2.50) $ .30 = $1,500($300) (5)
Sugar CSCE 8:30-12:20 H K N V 112,000 lbs 1 pt. = $11.20 none
Swiss Franc IMM (MACE) 7:20-2:00(7:20-2:15) H M U Z 125,000(62,500) SF 1 pt. = $12.50($6.25) (14)
T-Bills, 90 Day IMM 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $1,000,000 1 pt. = $25.00 none
T-Bills, 90 Day MACE 7:20-2:15 H M U Z $500,000 1 pt. = $12.50 none
T-Bonds CBOT 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $100,000 1/32nd = $31.25  96/32nds = $3,000 (5)
T-Bonds MACE 7:20-3:15 H M U Z $50,000 1/32nd = $15.625 96/32nds = $1,500
T-Notes, 10 Year CBOT 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $100,000 1/32nd = $31.25 96/32nds = $3,000 (5)
T-Notes, 5 Year CBOT 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $100,000 1/64th = $15.625 96/32nds = $3,000 (5)
T-Notes, 2 Year CBOT 7:20-2:00 H M U Z $200,000 1/128th = $15.625 128/128ths = $2,000
Unleaded Gas NYME 8:50-2:10 All Months 42,000 gal 1 pt. = $4.20 (7)
US Dollar Index NYCE 7:05-2:00 H M U Z $1000 x Index 1 pt. = $10.00 200 pts = $2,000 (10)
Value Line KCBT 8:30-3:15 H M U Z $100 x Index 5 pts. = $5.00 (6)
Wheat CBOT (MACE) 9:30-1:15(9:30-1:45) H K N U Z 5,000(1,000) bu 1/4 ct = $12.50($2.50) $ .20 = $1,000($200) (5)
Wheat KCBT 9:30-1:15 H K N U Z 5,000 bu 1/4 ct = $12.50 $ .25 = $1,250
Wheat MPLS 9:30-1:45 H K N U Z 5,000 bu 1/4 ct = $12.50 $ .20 = $1,000
Exchanges:
CBOT: Chicago Board of Trade
CME: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
COMEX: Commodity Exchange, Inc.
CSCE: New York Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange
IMM: International Monetary Market (Div. of CME)
IOM: Index and Options Market (Div. of CME)
KCBT: Kansas City Board of Trade
MACE: MidAmerica Commodity Exchange
MGE: Minneapolis Grain Exchange
NYFE: New York Futures Exchange
NYCE: New York Cotton Exchange
NYME: New York Mercantile Exchange
WPG: Winnipeg Commodity Exchange

Consult your broker before entering any trade.

The information compiled here is from sources believed to be reliable, but we cannot be held responsible for either its accuracy or completeness.

 

Contract Specification Notes:
(1) No limits front 2 months.
(2) Contact your broker for updated information.
(3) No limits front month.
(4) No limits after First Notice Day.
(5) No limits starting day before First Notice Day.
(6) Circuit breaker rule - ask your broker for details.
(7) Initial limit for front 2 months = 2000 pts. Total limit = 4000 pts. Back months initial limit = 2000 pts.
Total limit = 2000 pts.
(8) No limits starting first or second day of or prior to delivery month.
(9) The day prior to bank holidays and/or 3-day week ends many markets may close at noon. Contact your broker for details.
(10) No limits last 1/2 hour of trading daily and on last trading day. Adjustable intraday limits may apply.
(11) Under 2000 = 600 pt. limit; 2000-3000 = 900 pt. limit; 3000-4000 = 1200 pt. limit; over 4000 = 1500 pt. limit.
(12) Initial limit front 2 months = 750 pts. Total limit = 1500 pts. Back months initial limit = 100 pts. Total limit = 750 pts.
(13) Traded in Canadian Dollars.
(14) Expanding limits - ask your broker for details.
Limits subject to change and to variable limit rules of Exchanges.
Months: F=Jan; G=Feb; H=Mar; J=Apr; K=May; M=Jun; N=Jul; Q=Aug; U=Sep; V=Oct; X=Nov; Z=Dec


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