Futures Contract Specifications

Essential information about every futures and options contract is right at your fingertips.

The Futures Contract Specifications report will show you trading hours, tick value, margin requirements plus much more. A commodity contract's size, months traded, daily limits, minimum tick increments, trading hours and other details unique to each product make up a Futures Contract's Specifications details. A commodity Futures Contract Specification, commonly known as Contract Spec, is also provided online by major commodity exchanges. Each commodity is different. Understanding the Futures Contract Specifications is at the heart of knowing the rules that govern a commodity futures or options contract, as well as the price movement of each commodity.

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January = F, February = G, March = H, April = J, May = K, June = M, July = N, August = Q, September = U, October = V, November = X, December = Z

Commodity Exchange Futures Month Contract Size Contract Unit Tick Size Currency Tick Value Margin Trading Hours (NZ Time) First Notice Day Last Trade Day Months Traded Cash Settled Reuters Code Bloomberg Code
Australian Dollar CME MAR 18 100000 AUD 0.01 USD 10 1754.5 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N AD AD
Australian 30 day Bank Cash Rate SFE FEB 18 3000000 AUD 0.005 AUD 12.33 225 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 28/02/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N YIB IB
Australian 90 Day Bank Bill SFE MAR 18 1000000 AUD 0.01 AUD 24.45 660 19:08-09:30 & 10:28-18:30 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ N YBA IR
Australian 3 yr bond SFE MAR 18 100000 AUD 0.005 AUD 15.38 800 19:10-09:30 & 10:30-18:30 15/03/2018 15/03/2018 HMUZ Y YTT YM
Australian 10 yr bond SFE MAR 18 100000 AUD 0.005 AUD 50.59 2600 19:12-09:30 & 10:32-18:30 15/03/2018 15/03/2018 HMUZ Y YTC XM
Australian SPI 200 SFE MAR 18 25 x index 1 AUD 25 6550 19:10-10:00 & 11:50-18:30 15/03/2018 15/03/2018 HMUZ Y YAP XP
British Pound CME MAR 18 62500 GBP 0.01 USD 6.25 2178 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N BP BP
CAC40 Options Index EOP JAN 18 10 EUR 1 USD 5 3636.6 20:00-10:00 19/01/2018 19/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y CFA
Canadian Dollar CME MAR 18 100000 CAD 0.005 USD 5 1705 12:00-11:00 & 02:20-09:00 20/03/2018 20/03/2018 HMUZ N CD CD
Canadian Govt Bonds MSE MAR 18 100000 CAD 0.01 CAD 10 2358.4 00:00-10:30 27/02/2018 20/03/2018 HMUZ N CGB CN
Canadian Bank Bills MSE MAR 18 1000000 CAD 0.005 CAD 25 432.3 00:00-10:30 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ Y BAX BA
Canola WCE MAR 18 20 tonnes 0.1 CAD 2 742.5 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNX N RS RS
Cocoa NY NYB MAR 18 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 1595 22:45-07:30 14/02/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N CC CC
Cocoa London LIFFE MAR 18 10 mt tonnes 1 GBP 10 1100 22:30-05:55 15/03/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N LCC QC
Coffee CSCE MAR 18 37500 lbs 0.05 USD 18.75 2310 22:15-07:30 20/02/2018 19/03/2018 HKNUZ N KC KC
Robusta Coffee LIFFE MAR 18 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 4719 22:00-06:30 1/03/2018 29/03/2018 FHKNUX N DF
Copper COMEX MAR 18 25000 lbs 0.05 USD 12.5 2477.2 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 27/03/2018 HKNUZ N HG HG
Mini Copper COMEX MAR 18 5 eur 0.002 USD 25 1705 12:00-11:00 26/02/2018 26/02/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y OP
Corn CBOT MAR 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 665.5 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N C C
Mini Corn CBOT SEP 18 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 363 14:00-08:45 31/08/2018 14/09/2018 HKNUZ N C YC
Cotton NYCE MAR 18 50000 lbs 0.01 USD 5 2200 15:00-08:20 22/02/2018 7/03/2018 HKNVZ N CT CT
Crude Oil NYMEX FEB 18 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 2541 12:00-11:00 24/01/2018 22/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N CL CL
Mini Crude Oil CME FEB 18 500 barrels 0.025 USD 12.5 1155 12:00-11:00 19/01/2018 19/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QM EC
Crude Oil - Brent ICE MAR 18 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 4400 14:00-12:00 31/01/2018 31/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y LCO CO
DAX EUREX MAR 18 25 x index 0.5 EUR 12.5 22099 19:50-10:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y FDX GX
Mini Dax EUREX MAR 18 5 eur 0.5 EUR 5 4017.75 19:50-10:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y FDXM DFW
Mini Dow Jones $ 5 CBOT MAR 18 5 x index 1 USD 5 4053.5 12:00-11:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y YM DM
Dow Jones CBOT JUN 15 10 x index 1 USD 10 11000 12:00-11:00 & 03:30-10:15 19/06/2015 19/06/2015 HMUZ Y DJ DJ
US Dollar Index FINEX MAR 18 1000 x index 0.005 USD 5 1980 14:00-11:00 20/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N DX DX
Euro FX CME MAR 18 125000 EURO 5E-05 USD 6.25 2541 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N URO EC
Euro Swiss LIFFE MAR 18 1000000 EURO 0.01 CHF 25 7233.6 20:30-07:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ Y FES ES
Euro Bobl EUREX MAR 18 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 1127.5 20:00-10:00 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ N FGBM OE
Euro Bund EUREX MAR 18 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 2508 20:00-10:00 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ N FGBL RX
Eurodollar CME DEC 18 1000000 USD 0.005 USD 12.5 181.5 12:00-11:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ Y ED ED
Euro STOXX 50 EUREX MAR 18 10 x index 1 EUR 10 2832.5 19:50-10:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y STXE VG
Euro Yen TIFFE MAR 18 100000000 x index 0.005 JPY 1250 114675 12:45-15:30 & 16:30-00:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ Y JEY YE
Euribor LIFFE MAR 18 1000000 EURO 0.005 EUR 12.5 341 14:00-10:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ Y FEI ER
Euroshatz EUREX MAR 18 100000 EURO 0.005 EUR 5 265.364 20:00-10:00 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ N FGBS DU
Feeder Cattle CME MAR 18 50000 lbs 0.025 USD 12.5 2227.5 03:30-08:05 29/03/2018 29/03/2018 FHJKQUVX Y FC FC
FTSE100 LIFFE MAR 18 10 x index 0.5 GBP 5 3587 14:00-10:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y FFI Z
China FTSE SGX JAN 18 1 x index 2.5 USD 2.5 726 22:00-09:45 & 14:00-21:35 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y XU
Gold COMEX FEB 18 100 ozs 0.1 USD 10 4840 12:00-11:00 31/01/2018 26/02/2018 GJMQVZ N GC GC
Mini Gold NYL FEB 18 32.15 ozs 0.1 USD 3.215 1555.95 14:00-12:00 31/01/2018 26/02/2018 GJMQVZ N ZH XG
Hang Seng HKFE JAN 18 50 x index 1 HKD 50 78100 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HIS HI
Mini-Hang Seng HKFE JAN 18 10 x index 1 HKD 10 21813.37 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HMH HU
HS China Enterprises IDX HKFE JAN 18 50 x index 1 HKD 50 29975 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HCEI HC
Heating Oil NYMEX FEB 18 42000 gallons 0.01 USD 4.2 3751 12:00-11:00 2/02/2018 31/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N HO HO
Mini Heating Oil NYMEX FEB 18 21000 barrels 0.01 USD 2.1 4084 12:00-09:15 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QH QX
Korean 3 yr Bond KFE MAR 18 100000000 KRW 0.01 KRW 10000 1804770 13:00-19:45 20/03/2018 20/03/2018 HMUZ Y KTB KE
Kospi KFE MAR 18 250000 KRW 0.05 KRW 12500 17056875 22:00-09:00 & 13:00-19:45 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ Y KS KM
Japanese Govt Bonds TSE MAR 18 100000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 10000 825000 22:30-06:00 & 11:45-21:15 13/03/2018 13/03/2018 HMUZ N JGB JB
Mini Japanese Govt Bond SIMEX MAR 18 10000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 1000 110110 22:30-09:45 & 12:25-22:15 12/03/2018 12/03/2018 HMUZ Y SJB BJ
Japanese Yen CME MAR 18 12500000 JPY 0.005 USD 6.25 3025 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N JY JY
Lean Hogs CME FEB 18 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 1452 03:30-08:05 14/02/2018 14/02/2018 GJKMNQVZ Y LH LH
Live Cattle CME FEB 18 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 2178 03:30-08:05 5/02/2018 28/02/2018 GJMQVZ N LC LC
Long Gilt LIFFE MAR 18 100000 GBP 0.01 GBP 10 2420 21:00-07:00 27/02/2018 27/03/2018 HMUZ N FLG G
Lumber CME MAR 18 110000 bd ft 0.1 USD 11 1694 04:00-11:00 16/03/2018 15/03/2018 FHKNUX N LB LB
Mexican Peso CME MAR 18 500000 MXN 0.001 USD 5 1331 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N MP PE
Milk Futures Class 3 CME DEC 17 200000 lbs 0.01 USD 20 1485 12:00-11:00 3/01/2018 3/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y DA DA
Milk Futures WMP NZX FEB 18 1 mt tonnes 5 USD 5 264 01:00-14:58 20/02/2018 20/02/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ MMR MMR
Milk Price Future NZX SEP 18 6000 kg ms 0.01 NZD 60 2310 02:00-15:58 13/09/2018 13/09/2018 U Y MKP
E-Mini Nasdaq CME MAR 18 20 x index 0.25 USD 5 5445 12:00-11:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y NQ NQ
Natural Gas NYMEX FEB 18 10000 MMBtu 0.001 USD 10 2662 12:00-11:00 30/01/2018 29/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N NG NG
Mini Natural Gas CME FEB 18 2500 MMBtu 0.005 USD 12.5 619.3 12:00-11:00 26/01/2018 26/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QG EO
Nifty Futures SGX NOV 17 2 x index 0.0001 USD 0.25 968 12:00-11:00 31/10/2017 13/10/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y IH
Nikkei 225 SIMEX MAR 18 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 435600 19:55-09:45 & 12:30-19:30 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ Y SSI NI
Nikkei 225 CME MAR 18 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 4719 12:00-11:00 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ Y NIY NH
New Zealand 10 yr Bond NZFE MAR 18 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 78.28 1727 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 14/03/2018 14/03/2018 HMUZ Y NGB ZT
New Zealand 3 yr Bond NZFE MAR 18 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 31.91 720.5 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 14/03/2018 14/03/2018 HMUZ Y NGV ZY
New Zealand Bank Bills NZFE MAR 18 1000000 NZD 0.01 NZD 24.42 660 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 14/03/2018 14/03/2018 HMUZ Y NBB ZB
New Zealand Dollar CME MAR 18 100000 NZD 0.01 USD 10 1573 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N NE NV
New Zealand SPI NZX MAR 18 25 x index 1 NZD 25 6600 09:45-17:15 15/03/2018 15/03/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y KIW KIW
Oats CBOT MAR 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 880 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N O O
Orange Juice NYCE MAR 18 15000 lbs 0.05 USD 7.5 2145 02:00-08:00 1/03/2018 9/03/2018 FHKNUX N OJ JO
Paladium NYMEX MAR 18 100 troy ozs 0.05 USD 5 6655 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 27/03/2018 HMUZ N PA PA
Platinum NYMEX APR 18 50 troy ozs 0.1 USD 5 1936 12:00-11:00 29/03/2018 26/04/2018 FJNV N PL PL
Rough Rice CBOT MAR 18 2000 cwt 0.005 USD 10 1100 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNUX N RR RR
Mini Russell ICE MAR 18 100 x index 0.1 USD 5 3685 14:00-12:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y RA
E-Mini S & P CME MAR 18 50 x index 0.25 USD 12.5 5445 12:00-11:00 16/03/2018 16/03/2018 HMUZ Y ES ES
S & P 500 CME MAR 18 250 x index 0.1 USD 25 27225 12:00-11:00 & 03:30-10:15 15/03/2018 15/03/2018 HMUZ Y SP SP
Short Sterling LIFFE JUN 18 500000 GBP 0.01 GBP 12.5 401.5 20:30-07:00 20/06/2018 20/06/2018 HMUZ Y FSS L
Silver COMEX MAR 18 5000 ozs 0.005 USD 25 5687 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 27/03/2018 HKNUZ N SI SI
Mini Silver NYL MAR 18 1000 ozs 0.001 USD 1 1430 14:00-12:00 28/02/2018 27/03/2018 FHKNUZ N ZZ YS
Soybean CBOT MAR 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 2299 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNQUX N S S
Mini Soybean CBOT MAR 18 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 508.2 14:00-08:45 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNQUX N YK
Soybean Oil CBOT MAR 18 60000 lbs 0.01 USD 6 907.5 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNQUVZ N BO BO
Soymeal CBOT MAR 18 100 tons 0.1 USD 10 2178 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 FHKNQUVZ N SM SM
Sugar CSCE MAR 18 112000 lbs 0.01 USD 11.2 1232 21:30-07:00 1/03/2018 28/02/2018 HKNV N SB SB
Swiss Franc CME MAR 18 125000 CHF 0.01 USD 12.5 4950 12:00-11:00 19/03/2018 19/03/2018 HMUZ N SF SF
Swiss Government Bond EUREX MAR 18 100000 CHF 0.01 CHF 10 4158 20:30-05:00 8/03/2018 8/03/2018 HMUZ N CONF FB
Taiwan MSCI SGX JAN 18 100 x index 0.1 USD 10 935 19:15-09:45 & 13:45-18:50 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y STW TW
RBOB NYMEX FEB 18 42000 gallons 0.0001 USD 4.2 4537.5 12:00-08:30 30/01/2018 30/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N RB RF
US 10 yr note CBOT MAR 18 100000 USD 0.015625 USD 15.625 1270.5 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 20/03/2018 HMUZ N TY TY
US 5 yr note CBOT MAR 18 100000 USD 0.0078125 USD 7.8125 1089 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 29/03/2018 HMUZ N FV FV
US 2 yr note CBOT MAR 18 200000 USD 0.0078125 USD 15.625 459.8 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 29/03/2018 HMUZ N TU TU
US T Bond CBOT MAR 18 100000 USD 0.03125 USD 31.25 3267 12:00-11:00 28/02/2018 20/03/2018 HMUZ N US US
US Fed Funds CBOT JAN 18 5000000 USD 0.0025 USD 10.4175 313.5 12:00-11:00 31/01/2018 31/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y FF FF
VIX Futures CBE JAN 18 100 x index 0.0025 USD 7562.5 6836.5 10:30-10:15 17/01/2018 17/01/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y UX
Wheat CBOT MAR 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 998.28 14:00-08:20 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N W W
Mini Wheat CBOT MAR 18 1000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 242 14:00-08:45 28/02/2018 14/03/2018 HKNUZ N YW YP
Benmore Base Load SFE MAR 18 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 10.93 16830 10:30-16:00 29/03/2018 29/03/2018 HMUZ Y NEE BEE
Otahuhu Base Load SFE MAR 18 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 10.93 13068 10:30-16:00 29/03/2018 29/03/2018 HMUZ Y NEA BEA