Today, the CME is the most dynamic, liquid and most active markets for agricultural futures. Agricultural commodities provide an easy avenue to diversify your portfolio.

Some factors affecting the underlying commodity prices includes supply and demand of the underlying assets, weather, international tariffs, international trading agreements, and crop yield reports.

Contract Specification

Corn
Chicago SRW Wheat
Soybean Meal
Soybeans
Soybean Oil
Live Cattle

CBOT Corn futures (ticker symbol ZC) give you an easy, liquid tool to profit from or hedge against price movements in the United States’ most widely grown crop.

Individual traders, grain elevators, farmers, investors and commercial firms are among the diverse, global participant base that trade this fully electronic contract; the most liquid and active market in grain and oilseeds, trading on average more than 350,000 contracts per day.

Exchange CBOT
Code ZC
Contract Multiplier 5,000 bushels
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.0025
Value Per Tick $ 12.50
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

A futures contract on Chicago Wheat. Referred to as “soft red winter wheat”, it has been established as the benchmark for producers, millers and exporters.

Exchange CBOT
Code ZW
Contract Multiplier 5,000 bushels
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.0025
Value Per Tick $ 12.50
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Soybean meal is an important staple in livestock and poultry diets. It is made from grinding high quality residues from soybean production into yellowish-green flour. Soybean meal has become the world’s choice for protein supplement due to its high protein levels, amino acid balance and overall nutrient content.

Soybean meal futures is traded on CME Group’s Chicago Board of Trade. Soybean meal futures market is considerably smaller than those dedicated to other agricultural commodities.

Exchange CBOT
Code ZM
Contract Multiplier 100 short tons
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.10
Value Per Tick $10.00
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

CBOT Soybean futures (ticker symbol ZS) give you an easy, liquid tool to seek to profit from or hedge against price movements for one of the world’s most widely grown crops.

Individuals traders, grain elevators, farmers, investors and commercial firms are among those around the world using this fully electronic contract to manage risk, seek rewards and/or diversify portfolios.

Exchange CBOT
Code ZS
Contract Multiplier 5,000 bushels
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.0025
Value Per Tick $ 12.50
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Soybean oil is one of the two products extracted from crushing soybean, with the other product being soybean meal.

Soybean oil futures trade at CME Groups Chicago Board of Trade. The futures contracts are popularly traded as they are very liquid commodity contracts.

Exchange CBOT
Code ZL
Contract Multiplier 60,000 pounds
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.0001
Value Per Tick $ 6.00
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

A futures contract that gives market participants market direct exposure to the beef market.

Exchange CME
Code LE
Contract Multiplier 40,000 pounds
Min Price Fluctuation $ 0.00025
Value Per Tick $ 10.00
Settlement Physical Delivery

TRADING HOURS(Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

Source: CME Group Website

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