Futures Markets and Contract Specifications

Below are listed the contract spec's and futures markets that most other traders follow. They are generally the biggest futures markets traded in America (and the World) and, therefore, have high volume. Trading systems and technical analysis indicators, such as Elliott Wave, work best on high-volume markets.


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Ticker Symbol F G H J K M N Q U V X Z

Grains and Oilseeds

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Corn CBOT 9:30-13:15 5K bu. c/bu. H,K,N,U,Z C 1/4C ($12.50) 1 cent=$50
Oats CBOT 9:30-13:15 5K bu. c/bu. H,K,N,U,Z O 1/4C ($12.50) 1 cent=$50
Wheat CBOT 9:30-13:15 5K bu. c/bu. H,K,N,U,Z W 1/4C ($12.50) 1 cent=$50
Soybean CBOT 9:30-13:15 5K bu. c/bu. F,H,K,N,Q,U,X S 1/4C ($12.50) 1 cent=$50
Soybean Meal CBOT 9:30-13:15 100tns $/tn F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z SM .10/tn ($10) 1 pt=$1
Soybean Oil CBOT 9:30-13:15 60K lbs. c/lb. F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z BO 0.1/lb. ($6) 1 pt=$6

Livestock Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Feeder Cattle CME 10:05-14:00 50K lbs. c/lb. F,H,J,Q,U,V,X FC 2.5 points ($12.50) 1 pt=$5
Lean Hogs CME 10:10-14:00 40K lbs. c/lb. G,J,M,Q,V,Z LH 2.5 points ($10) 1 pt=$4
Live Cattle CME 10:05-14:00 40K lbs. c/lb. G,J,M,Q,V,Z LC 2.5 points ($10) 1 pt=$4
Pork Bellies CME 10:10-14:00 40K lbs. c/lb. G,H,K,N,Q PB 2.5 points ($10) 1 pt=$4

Foodstuffs and Industrial Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Cocoa NYBOT 8:30-13:30 10mtns. $/mtn. H,K,N,U,Z CC $1/ton 1 pt=$10
Coffee NYBOT 9:15-13:35 37.5k lbs. $/lb. H,K,N,U,Z KC .0005 ($18.25) 1 pt=$3.75
Cotton NYBOT 10:30-14:40 50K lbs. c/lb. H,K,N,V,Z CT .001 ($5) 1 pt=$5
Lumber CME 10:00-14:05 80k bdft. $/bdft. F,H,K,N,U,X LB .10/1K ($8) 1 pt=$0.80
Orange Juice NYBOT 10:15-14:15 15K lbs. c/lb. F,H,K,N,U,X OJ .0005 ($7.50) 1 pt=$1.50
Sugar NYBOT 9:30-13:20 112K lbs. c/lb. H,K,N,V SB .0001 ($11.20) 1 pt=$11.20

Metal Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Copper COMEX 8:10-14:00 25K lbs. $/lb. F,H,K,N,U,V,Z HG .0005 ($12.50) 1 pt=$2.50
Gold COMEX 8:20-14:30 100 oz. $/oz. G,J,M,Q,V,Z GC .10/oz. ($10) 1 pt=$1
Palladium NYMEX 8:10-14:20 100 oz. $/oz. H,M,U,Z PA .05/oz. ($5) 1 pt=$1
Platinum NYMEX 8:20-14:30 50 oz. $/oz. F,J,N,V PL .10/oz. ($5) 1 pt=$0.50
Silver COMEX 8:25-14:25 5K oz. c/oz. F,H,K,N,U,Z SI .005/oz. ($25) 1 cent=$50

Energy Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Crude Oil NYMEX 9:45-15:10 1K bbl. $/bbl. ALL MONTHS CL .01/bbl. ($10) 1 pt=$10
Heating Oil NYMEX 9:50-15:10 42K gal. $/gal. ALL MONTHS HO .0001 ($4.20) 1 pt=$4.20
Natural Gas NYMEX 10:00-15:10 10K mm/btu ALL MONTHS NG .10 ($10) 1 pt=$10
Unleaded Gas NYMEX 9:50-15:10 42K gal. $/gal. ALL MONTHS HU .0001 ($4.20) 1 pt=$4.20

Currency Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
US Dollar Index NYBOT 8:20-15:00/8 $1000 X Ind val. H,M,U,Z DX .01 pt($10) 1pt=$10
Australian Dollar CME 8:20-15:00 100K AD H,M,U,Z AD .0001 ($10) 1 pt=$10
British Pound CME 8:20-15:00 62.5K BP H,M,U,Z BP .0002 ($12.50) 1 pt=$6.25
Canadian Dollar CME 8:20-15:00 100K CD H,M,U,Z CD .0001 ($10) 1 pt=$10
Deutsche Mark CME 8:20-15:00 125K DM H,M,U,Z DM .0001 ($12.50) 1 pt=$12.50
Euro CME 8:20-15:00 125K Euros H,M,U,Z EC .0001 ($12.50) 1 pt=$12.50
Japanese Yen CME 8:20-15:00 12.5mil YEN H,M,U,Z JY .000001 ($12.50) 1 pt=$12.50
Swiss Franc CME 8:20-15:00 125K SF H,M,U,Z SF .0001 ($12.50) 1 pt=$12.50

Interest Rate Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
Eurodollars CME 8:20-15:00 $1mil. E$ H,M,U,Z ED .005 ($12.50) 1 pt=$25
T-Bonds 30 yrs CBOT 8:20-15:00 $100K BOND H,M,U,Z US/CFB 1/32 ($31.25) 1/32=$31.25

Stock Market Index Futures

COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING HOURS CONTRACT SIZE DELIVERY MONTHS SYM MINIMUM FLUCTUATION POINT VALUE
CRB Index NYBOT 9:10-16:15 $500 X Index val. F,G,U,X CR .05 pt ($25) 1pt=$5
Dow Jones Index CBOT 9:00-16:15 $10 X Index val. H,M,U,Z DJ .01 pt ($10) 1pt=$10
E-Mini S & P CME 28:45-28:15 $50 X Index val. H,M,U,Z ES .05 pt ($2.50) 1pt=$0.5
E-Mini Nasdaq 100 CME 28:45-28:15 $20 X Index val. H,M,U,Z EN .50 pt ($10.00) 1pt=$0.2
NASDAQ 100 CME 9:30-16:15 $100 X Index val. H,M,U,Z ND .05 pt ($5) 1pt=$5
NIKKEI 225 CME 9:00-16:15 $5 X AVE. H,M,U,Z NK 5 pts ($25) 1pt=$5
NYSE Index NYBOT 9:30-16:15 $500 X Index val. H,M,U,Z YX .05 pt ($25) 1pt=$5
S & P 500 CME 9:30-16:15 $250 X Index val. H,M,U,Z SP .10 pt ($25) 1pt=$2.50
US Dollar Index NYBOT 8:20-15:00/8 $1000 X Ind val. H,M,U,Z DX .01 pt($10) 1pt=$10

 
 
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