Commodity Futures Contract Specifications

Futures Contract Specifications

Contract specifications for all North American-traded futures and commodities. Conveniently collected and displayed for easy reference, sorted by sector and market. Note that this specification list is updated manually and might contain inaccuracies. If you notice a problem, please contact TradingCharts.

Agricultural Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Alberta BarleyABFHKNXC$.10/ton = C$2.00CDN $ per tonne20 tonnes$0.10/tonne$182$135
Soybean OilBOFHKNQUVZ1/100 cent ($0.0001)/lb ($6/contract)US $ per pound60,000 lbs1/100 cent$1,485$1,100
South American SoybeansBSFHKNQUX1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract)US $ per barrel5,000 bu1/4c ($12.50)$2,025$1,500
CornCHKNUZ1/4 c/bushel ($12.50/contract)US $ per bushel5,000 bushels1/4 cents per bushel = $12.50$2,025$1,500
Soybean CrushCSFHKNQUX1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract)US $ per bushel5,000 bu1/4C ($12.50)$1,148$850
Wheat (Kansas)KWHKNUZ1/4 cent/bu. = $12.50US $ per bushel5,000 bu.1/4C ($12.50)$2,500$2,000
Hard Red Spring WheatMWHKNUZ1/4 cent/bu. = $12.50US $ per bushel5,000 bu.1/8 c per bushel$3,250$2,500
OatsOHKNUZ1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract Oat )US $ per bushel5,000 bu1/4C ($12.50)$1,148$800
Rough RiceRRFHKNUX1/2 cent/cwt ($10/contract)US $ per hundredweight2,000 cwt1/2 cent/cwt$1,283$950
CanolaRSFHKNUXC$.10/ton = C$2.00CDN $ per tonne20 tonnes$0.10/tonne$1,073$795
SoybeansSFHKNQUX1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract)US $ per bushel5,000 bu1/4C ($12.50)$3,375$2,500
Soybean MealSMFHKNQUVZ10 cents/ton ($10/contract)US $ per short ton100 tons (2,000 lbs/ton).10/tn ($10)$2,363$1,750
WheatWHKNUZ1/4 cent/bu ($12.50/contract)US $ per bushel5,000 bu1/4C ($12.50)$3,375$2,500
Corn MiniYCHKNUZ1/8 cent/bu ($1.25/contract)US $ per bushel1,000 bu1/8c ($1.25)$405$300
Soybeans MiniYKFHKNQUX1/8 cent/bushel ($1.25 per contract)US $ per bushel1,000 bu1/8 cent/bushel$675$500
Mini WheatYWHKNUZ1/8 bu. = $1.25US $ per bushel1,000 bu.1/4C ($12.50)$675$500

Currencies Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Australian DollarADHMUZHMUZ$.0001 AD ($10.00/contract)US $ per Australian Dollar100,000 Australian Dollars.0001 ($10)$2,970$2,200
British PoundBPHMUZ$0.0001 BP = $6.25US $ per British Pound62,500 British Pounds.0001 ($6.25)$2,430$1,800
Brazilian RealBRFGHJKMNQUVXZ.5 point = $.00005 per Brazilian real = $5.00 per contractUS $ per Brazilian Real100,000 Brazilian reals0.00005=$5.00 (half tick)$3,500$2,500
Canadian DollarCDHMUZ$.0001 CD ($10.00/contract)US $ per Canadian Dollar100,000 Canadian Dollars.0001 ($10)$2,160$1,600
US Dollar IndexDXHMUZ.01 of a U.S. Dollar Index point = $10.00/contract usdxindex points, expressed to three decimals$1,000 times the U.S. Dollar Index.01 pt($10)$1,729$1,300
Euro EminiE7HMUZ$.0001 Euro = ($6.25 per contract)US $ per Euro62,500 Euro0.0001=$6.25$1,620$1,200
EuroECHMUZ$.0001 EC ($12.50/contract)US $ per Euro125,000 Euro.0001 ($12.50)$3,240$2,400
Euro / Japanese YenEJHMUZEuro per Japanese Yen100,000 Euro.01 or 1,000 yen per contract
Euro FuturesEUHMUZ1/2 ticks on spread trades are permittedUS $ per Euro200,000 A. dollars.0001 or 20 U.S. dollars per c
British Pound / EuroGBHMUZ1/2 ticks on spread trades are permittedBP per Euro100,000 Euro.0001 or 10 pound per contract
Japanese Yen EminiJ7HMUZ$.000001 JY ($6.25/contract)US $ per Japanese Yen6,250,000 Japanese yen$.000001 JY ($6.25)$1,890$1,400
Japanese YenJYHMUZ$.000001 JY ($12.50/contract)US $ per Japanese Yen12,500,000 Japanese Yen.000001 ($12.50)$2,700$2,000
US Dollar / Swedish KronaKUHMUZUS $ per Swedish Krona200,000 U.S. dollars.0001 or 20 krona per contract
New Zealand DollarNEHMUZ$.0001 ND ($10.00/contract)US $ per NZ $100,000 New Zealand Dollars0.0001=$10.00$2,295$1,700
Euro / Swiss FrancRFHMUZEuro per Swiss Franc125,000 Euro
Euro / Swedish KronaRKHMUZEuro per Swedish Krona100,000 Euro.0005 or 50 krona per contract
Euro / Japanese YenRYHMUZEuro per Japanese Yen125,000 Euro
Euro / Swiss FrancRZHMUZEuro per Swiss Franc100,000 Euro.0001 or 10 S. francs per cont
Swiss FrancSFHMUZ$.0001 SF = ($12.50/contract)US $ per Swiss Franc125,000 Swiss Francs.0001 ($12.50)$3,240$2,400
US Dollar / Japanese YenYYHMUZUS $ per Japanese Yen200,000 U.S. dollars.01 or 2,000 yen per contract

Livestock Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Feeder CattleFCFHJKQUVZ0.00025=$12.50US $ per pound50,000 pounds2.5 pts ($12.50)$1,688$1,200
Live CattleLCGJMQVZ1 point = .01 cents per pound = $4.00US $ per pound40,000 pounds2.5 pts ($10)$1,350$1,000
Lean HogsLHGJKMNQVZ2.5 C/cwt. = $10.00US $ per pound40,000 pounds (lean value)2.5 pts ($10)$1,485$1,100
Pork BelliesPBGHKNQ2.5 C/cwt. = $10.00US $ per pound40,000 pounds2.5 pts ($10)$2,025$1,500

Food/Fiber/Softs Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
CocoaCCHKNUZ$1/ ton = $10US $ per metric ton10 metric tons$1/ton$1,400$1,000
Cotton #2CTHKNVZ1/100 of a cent (oneUS $ per pound50,000 lbs.001 ($5)$4,900$3,500
BFP MilkDAFGHJKMNQUVXZ$.01cwt = $20.00US $ per hundredweight200,000 lbs.0.01 ($20.00)$1,080$800
ButterDBHKNUVZ$.00025 = $10US $ per pound40,000 pounds of Grade AA butter0.00025 ($10.00)$2,430$1,800
Class IV MilkDKFGHJKMNQUVXZ0.01=$20.00US $ per hundredweight200,000 lbs.0.01 ($20.00)$810$600
CoffeeKCHKNUZ0.05cwt = $18.75 (point value = $3.75)US $ per pound37,500 lbs..0005 ($18.25)$6,300$4,500
LumberLBFHKNQX$.10 per 1,000 bd. ft. ($11.00/contract)US $ per 1,000 board feet110,000 bd. feet.10/1K ($11)$1,650$1,100
Orange JuiceOJFHKNUX$.0005/lb = $7.50US $ per pound15,000 pounds.0005 ($7.50)$1,960$1,400
Robusta Coffee (Electronic)RNHKNUZ5/100 cent/lb = $18.75US $ per pound37,500 pounds5/100 cent/lb = $18.75
Sugar #11SBFHKNV$.0001/lb = $11.20US cents per pound112,000 lbs..0001 ($11.20)$3,010$2,150
Sugar #14 (delisted)SEFHKNUX$.01/lb = $11.20US $ per pound112,000 lbs.$980$700

Financials Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Cdn Bankers Accept. 3 MonthBAXHMUZ0.005 = C$12.50 per contract100 - annualized yield of a Three-month Cdn BAXC $1,000,000 nominal value of Canadian Bankers' Acceptance with a three-month maturity.0.005 = C$12.50 per$680$630
10 Yr Govt of Canada BondsCGBHMUZ0.01 = C$10Per C$100 nominal valueC$100,000 nominal value of Government of Canada Bond with 6% notional coupon0.01 = C$10$1,747$1,680
EurodollarEDFGHJKMNQUVXZ$.01 ($25.00/contract)basis points1,000,000.005 ($12.50)$1,013$750
Euro YenEYHMUZ0.01 (1 basis pt.) (Y2,500)basis points100,000,000 Japanese Yen.01 (Y2,500)Y16,200Y12,000
Fed Funds 30 DayFFFGHJKMNQUVXZ$20.835 per 1/2 of one basis point100 - the avg daily fed funds overnight rate5 million.005 ($20.835)$540$400
Treasury Notes 5 YearFVHMUZOne half of 1/32 of a point ($15.625/contract) rounded up to the nearest
cent/contract; par is on the basis of 100 points
Points ($1,000) and one-quarter of 1/32 of a pointOne U.S. Treasury note having a face value at maturity of $100,000 or multiple thereof1/64 ($15.625)$1,080$800
Gilts LongGSHMUZ0.01 = P10index pointsP 100,000 nominal value notional Gilt with 7% coupon0.01 (P 10)$2,351$2,351
5 Year Interest Rate Swap (Globex)SAMinimum price fluctuations shall be in multiples of one-half of one thirty-second (1/32) point per 100 points ($15.625 rounded up to the nearest centPoints ($1,000.00) and thirty-seconds (1/32)
10 Year Interest Rate Swap (Globex)SRHMUZMinimum price fluctuations shall be in multiples of one-half of one thirty-second (1/32) point per 100 points ($15.625 rounded up to the nearest cent)Points ($1,000.00) and thirty-seconds (1/32)Notional price of the fixed-rate side of a 10-year interest rate swap that has notional principal equal to $100,000(1/32) point$2,025$1,500
Treasury Notes 2 YearTUHMUZOne quarter of 1/32 of a point ($15.625/contract) rounded up to the nearest cent/contract; par is on the basis of 100 pointsPoints ($2,000) and one quarter of 1/32 of a pointU.S. Treasury notes having a face value at maturity of $200,000 or multiple thereof1/128 ($15.625)$810$600
Treasury Notes 10 YearTYHMUZOne half of 1/32 of a point ($15.625/contract); par is on the basis of 100 pointsPoints ($1,000) and one-half of 1/32 of a pointOne U.S. Treasury note having a face value at maturity of $100,000 or multiple thereof1/64 ($15.625)$1,890$1,400
Treasury Bonds 30 YearUSHMUZ1/32 of a point ($31.25/contract); par is on the basis of 100 pointsPoints ($1,000) and one-half of 1/32 of a pointOne U.S. Treasury Bond having a face value at maturity of $100,000 or multiple thereof.1/32 ($31.25)$3,375$2,500
Euro Dollar MiniYEHMUZOne-half of one basis point (or $6.25/contract)basis points

Index Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Continuous CRB IndexCIFGJMQX.05 Points ($25.00/contract)index points, expressed to two decimals$500 x the CRB Index.05 pt ($25)$8,500$8,500
CRB Index FuturesCRFGJMQX.05 Points ($25.00/contract)index points, expressed to two decimals$500 x the CRB Index.05 pt ($25)$400$400
Dow Jones Industrial AverageDJHMUZ1 Point ($10.00/contract)DJIA index points$10 x the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index.01 pt ($10)$7,005$5,604
Libor 1 MonthEMFGHJKMNQUVXZ1/2 point = .005 = $12.50basis pointsEurodollar Time Deposit having a principal value of $3,000,000 with 1 month maturity.0.005 = $12.50$203$150
S&P 500 E-miniESHMUZ.01 index points = $0.50index points, expressed to two decimals$50 x S&P 500 Stock Index.05 pt ($2.50)$4,500$3,600
Emini S&P Midcap 400EWHMUZ0.01=$5.00index points, expressed to two decimals$500 times the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Stock Price Index0.05=$25.00$4,000$3,200
Goldman Sachs Commodity IndexGIFGHJKMNQUVXZ$.05 =$12.50index points, expressed to two decimals$250 times the index.05 indx pts = $12.5$7,500$5,000
Gilts LongGLHMUZ0.01 = P10pointsP100,000 nominal value notional Gilt with 7% coupon0.01 (P10)$2,351$2,351
London FT-SE 100LZHMUZ0.1 = P1.00index points, expressed to one decimalP10 per index point0.5 (P5.00)$3,000$3,000
S&P Midcap 400MDHMUZ0.01=$5.00index points, expressed to two decimals$500 times the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Stock Price Index0.05=$25.00$20,000$16,000
NYSE Small Composite FuturesMUHMUZ$5 x NYSE Comp. Indexindex points, expressed to one decimal.50 (50 basis points) - e.g.,
Value Line FuturesMVHMUZ.05 pt. ($5 per/contract)index points, expressed to two decimals$100 x Futures Price..05 pt. ($5 per/ctrt$1,000$800
Nasdaq 100NDHMUZ0.5=$50.00index points, expressed to two decimals$100 times the Nasdaq 100 index.01 per indx pt = $1$13,750$11,000
Nikkei 225NKHMUZ$0.05 = $25.00index points$5 times the Nikkei Stock Average5 pts ($25)$5,000$4,000
Nasdaq 100 E-miniNQHMUZ1pt=$0.5index points, expressed to two decimals$20 times the Nasdaq-100 Index.50 pt ($10.00)$2,750$2,200
S&P 500SPHMUZ0.10 (10 pt.) ($2.50/pt.) ($25.00)index points, expressed to two decimals$250 x S&P 500 Stock Index.10 pt ($25)$22,500$18,000
S&P Canada 60 IndexSXFHMUZ.10 pts = C$20index points, expressed to two decimalsC$200 times the futures value.10 pts = C$20$3,562$3,360
Dow Jones E-mini ($5) (Globex)YMHMUZOne point ($5.00 per contract)DJIA index points($5.00) times the Dow Jones Industrial AverageSM Index.1 pt = $5.00$6,500$5,200
NYSE Revised Composite IndexYUHMUZ.05 = $25.00index points, expressed to one decimal$50 x NYSE Composite Index.05 pt ($25)$12,000$12,000

Oil/Energy Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
EthanolAKFGHJKMNQUVXZOne tenth of one cent ($0.001) per gallon ($29 per contract)US $ per gallon29,000 U.S. gallons1/10 of 1 cent ($0.001)$5,670$4,200
Brent Crude OilBCFGHJKMNQUVXZ1c/barrel = $10US $ per barrel1,000 net barrels (42,000 US gallons)1 US cent per barrel$7,288$5,830
Light Crude Oil (Pit)CLFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.01 (1c) per barrel ($10 per contract)US $ per barrel1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons).01/bbl. ($10$9,788$7,250
Gas - OilGOFGHJKMNQUVXZ25 c/tonne = $25US $ per tonne100 metric tonnes of gas oil5 US cents per tonne$7,288$5,830
Nat. Gas Financial Futures (Last Day) (Globex)HHFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per mmBtuUS $ per mmBtu10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu).$0.001 (0.1c) per mmBtu$10,125$7,500
Heating OilHOFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.0001 (0.01c) per gallon ($4.20 per contract)US $ per gallon42,000 U.S. gallons (1,000 barrels).0001 ($4.20)$12,150$9,000
Natural Gas Financial Futures (Globex)HPFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per mmBtuUS $ per mmBtu10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu)$0.001 per mmBtu. $10 contract$10,125$7,500
PJM ElectricityJMFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per MwhUS $ per Mwh40 megawatt hours$0.05 per Mwh$4,050$4,050
Natural GasNGFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.001 (0.1 c) per MMBtu ($10 per contract)US $ per mmBtu10,000 million British thermal units (mmBtu).10 ($10)$9,788$7,250
Natural Gas miNYQGFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. cents per mmBtuUS $ per mmBtu2,500 million British thermal units (mmBtu)0.5c per mmBtu = $12.50$2,447$1,813
Heating Oil miNYQHFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.001 (0.1c) per gallon ($21)US $ per gallon21,000 gallons$0.001 (0.1c) per gallon ($21)$6,075$4,500
Crude Oil EmiNYQMFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per barrelUS $ per barrel500 barrels(2.5c) per barrel ($12.50)$4,894$3,625
NYH RBOB Gasoline miNYQUFGHJKMNQUVXZUS $ per gallon21,000 gallons$0.001 (0.1c) per gallon ($21.$5,063$3,750
NYH RBOB Unleaded GasRBFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per gallon.US $ per gallon42,000 U.S. gallons (1,000 barrels)(0.01c) per gallon ($4.20)$10,125$7,500
NYH RBOB Gasoline Financial Futures (Globex)RTFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per gallonUS $ per gallon42,000 U.S. gallons (1,000 barrels)$0.0001 0.01c per gl$10,125$7,500
Crude Oil Financial Futures (Globex)WSFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per barrelsUS $ per barrel1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons)$0.01 per barrel$4,050$3,000

Metals Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
GoldGCFGHJKMNQUVXZ$.10/oz. = $10.00US $ per troy ounce100 troy ounces10 pts=$10$4,300$3,250
Copper High GradeHGFGHJKMNQUVXZ0.05 c/lb. = $12.50US $ per pound25,000 pounds5 pts=$12.50$7,763$5,750
PalladiumPAFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.05 (5 cents) per troy ounce ($5 per contract)US $ per troy ounce100 troy ounces5 pts=$5$3,713$2,750
PlatinumPLFGHJKMNQUVXZ$0.10 (10 cents) per troy ounce, $5 per contractUS $ per troy ounce50 troy ounces10 pts=$5$8,100$6,000
Copper miNY (Globex)QCFGHJKMNQUVXZUS $ per pound12,500 pounds$0.0020 per pound.$3,882$2,875
Silver miNY (Globex)QIFGHJKMNQUVXZUS $ per troy ounce2,500 troy ounces$0.0125 per ounce.$3,375$2,500
Silver 5000 ozSIFGHJKMNQUVXZ$.001/oz. = $5.00US $ per troy ounce5,000 troy ounces50 pts=$25$21,600$16,000
Uranium (Globex)UXFGHJKMNQUVXZU.S. dollars and cents per poundUS $ per pound250 pounds of U308$0.05$2,700$2,000

Weather Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin
Las Vegas Heating Degree DaysH0FGHJVXZ$20 times the Degree Day index
Atlanta Heating Degree DaysH1vxzfghj$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
Cincinnati Heating Degree DaysH3VXZFGHJ$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
New York Heating Degree DaysH4VXZFGHJ$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
Dallas Heating Degree DaysH5VXZFGHJ$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
Portland Heating Degree DaysH7VXZFGHJ$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
Tucson Heating Degree DaysH8VXZFGHJ$20 times the Heating Degree Day Index
Las Vegas Cooling Degree DaysK0JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Cincinnati Cooling Degree DaysK3JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
New York Cooling Degree DaysK4JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Dallas Cooling Degree DaysK5JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Philadelphia Cooling Degree DaysK6JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Portland Cooling Degree DaysK7JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Tucson Cooling Degree DaysK8JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index
Des Moines Cooling Degree DaysK9JKMNQUV$20 times the Cooling Degree Day Index

Fertilizer Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin

Real Estate Futures Contract Specifications

Contract Name Symbol Months Tick Size Quoted Units Trading Unit Min Fluc Init Margin Maint Margin

 
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Lt Crude 101.69
Nat Gas 4.758
Corn 509 6/8
Cotton #2 91.28
Gold 1283.8
Copper 3.0570
Euro 1.38150
USD Index 1.38150
SP500 E-mini 1870.25
DJIA E-mini 16426
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