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 DEC 16 100000 AUD 0.01 USD 10 2420 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N AD AD
Australian 30 day Bank Cash Rate SFE DEC 16 3000000 AUD 0.005 AUD 12.33 225 12:00-11:00 30/12/2016 30/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N YIB IB
Australian 90 Day Bank Bill SFE DEC 16 1000000 AUD 0.01 AUD 24.44 660 19:08-09:30 & 10:28-18:30 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ N YBA IR
Australian 3 yr bond SFE DEC 16 100000 AUD 0.01 AUD 30.99 900 19:10-09:30 & 10:30-18:30 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 HMUZ Y YTT YM
Australian 10 yr bond SFE DEC 16 100000 AUD 0.005 AUD 50.22 2700 19:12-09:30 & 10:32-18:30 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 HMUZ Y YTC XM
Australian SPI 200 SFE DEC 16 25 x index 1 AUD 25 6300 19:10-10:00 & 11:50-18:30 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 HMUZ Y YAP XP
British Pound CME DEC 16 62500 GBP 0.01 USD 6.25 4356 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N BP BP
CAC40 Options Index EOP DEC 16 10 EUR 1 USD 5 3636.6 20:00-10:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y CFA
Canadian Dollar CME DEC 16 100000 CAD 0.005 USD 5 1705 12:00-11:00 & 02:20-09:00 20/12/2016 20/12/2016 HMUZ N CD CD
Canadian Govt Bonds MSE MAR 17 100000 CAD 0.01 CAD 10 2358.4 00:00-10:00 24/02/2017 22/03/2017 HMUZ N CGB CN
Canadian Bank Bills MSE MAR 17 1000000 CAD 0.005 CAD 25 432.3 00:00-10:00 13/03/2017 13/03/2017 HMUZ Y BAX BA
Canola WCE JAN 17 20 tonnes 0.1 CAD 2 742.5 14:00-08:20 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNX N RS RS
Cocoa NY NYB MAR 17 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 1815 22:45-07:30 14/02/2017 16/03/2017 HKNUZ N CC CC
Cocoa London LIFFE MAR 17 10 mt tonnes 1 GBP 10 1430 22:30-05:55 17/03/2017 16/03/2017 HKNUZ N LCC QC
Coffee CSCE MAR 17 37500 lbs 0.05 USD 18.75 3300 22:15-07:30 17/02/2017 21/03/2017 HKNUZ N KC KC
Robusta Coffee LIFFE JAN 17 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 4719 22:00-06:30 3/01/2017 31/01/2017 FHKNUX N DF
Copper COMEX MAR 17 25000 lbs 0.05 USD 12.5 3327.5 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 29/03/2017 HKNUZ N HG HG
Mini Copper COMEX MAR 17 5 eur 0.002 USD 25 1705 12:00-11:00 24/02/2017 24/02/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y OP
Corn CBOT MAR 17 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 786.5 14:00-08:20 28/02/2017 14/03/2017 HKNUZ N C C
Mini Corn CBOT JUL 17 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 217.8 14:00-08:45 30/06/2017 14/07/2017 HKNUZ N C YC
Cotton NYCE MAR 17 50000 lbs 0.01 USD 5 1760 15:00-08:20 22/02/2017 9/03/2017 HKNVZ N CT CT
Crude Oil NYMEX JAN 17 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 3872 12:00-11:00 22/12/2016 20/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N CL CL
Mini Crude Oil CME JAN 17 500 barrels 0.025 USD 12.5 1760 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QM EC
Crude Oil - Brent ICE FEB 17 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 4400 14:00-12:00 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y LCO CO
DAX EUREX DEC 16 25 x index 0.5 EUR 12.5 22099 19:50-10:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y FDX GX
Mini Dax EUREX DEC 16 5 eur 0.5 EUR 5 4017.75 19:50-10:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y FDXM DFW
Mini Dow Jones $ 5 CBOT DEC 16 5 x index 1 USD 5 4658.5 12:00-11:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 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 DEC 16 1000 x index 0.005 USD 5 1980 14:00-11:00 20/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N DX DX
Euro FX CME DEC 16 125000 EURO 5E-05 USD 6.25 4053.5 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N URO EC
Euro Swiss LIFFE DEC 16 1000000 EURO 0.01 CHF 25 7233.6 20:30-07:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ Y FES ES
Euro Bobl EUREX DEC 16 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 1127.5 20:00-10:00 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ N FGBM OE
Euro Bund EUREX DEC 16 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 2508 20:00-10:00 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ N FGBL RX
Eurodollar CME DEC 17 1000000 USD 0.005 USD 12.5 695.93 12:00-11:00 18/12/2017 18/12/2017 HMUZ Y ED ED
Euro STOXX 50 EUREX DEC 16 10 x index 1 EUR 10 2832.5 19:50-10:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y STXE VG
Euro Yen TIFFE DEC 16 100000000 x index 0.005 JPY 1250 114675 12:45-15:30 & 16:30-00:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ Y JEY YE
Euribor LIFFE MAR 17 1000000 EURO 0.005 EUR 12.5 148.5 14:00-10:00 13/03/2017 13/03/2017 HMUZ Y FEI ER
Euroshatz EUREX MAR 17 100000 EURO 0.005 EUR 5 232.1 20:00-10:00 8/03/2017 8/03/2017 HMUZ N FGBS DU
Feeder Cattle CME JAN 17 50000 lbs 0.025 USD 12.5 2227.5 03:30-08:05 26/01/2017 26/01/2017 FHJKQUVX Y FC FC
FTSE100 LIFFE DEC 16 10 x index 0.5 GBP 5 4508 14:00-10:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y FFI Z
China FTSE SGX DEC 16 1 x index 2.5 USD 2.5 847 22:00-09:45 & 14:00-21:35 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y XU
Gold COMEX FEB 17 100 ozs 0.1 USD 10 7260 12:00-11:00 31/01/2017 24/02/2017 GJMQVZ N GC GC
Mini Gold NYL FEB 17 32.15 ozs 0.1 USD 3.215 2121.9 14:00-12:00 31/01/2017 24/02/2017 GJMQVZ N ZH XG
Hang Seng HKFE DEC 16 50 x index 1 HKD 50 78100 22:15-04:45 & 14:15-21:30 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HIS HI
Mini-Hang Seng HKFE DEC 16 10 x index 1 HKD 10 16280 22:15-04:45 & 14:15-21:30 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HMH HU
HS China Enterprises IDX HKFE DEC 16 50 x index 1 HKD 50 29975 22:15-04:45 & 14:15-21:30 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HCEI HC
Heating Oil NYMEX JAN 17 42000 gallons 0.01 USD 4.2 4719 12:00-11:00 3/01/2017 30/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N HO HO
Mini Heating Oil NYMEX JAN 17 21000 barrels 0.01 USD 2.1 4084 12:00-11:00 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QH QX
Korean 3 yr Bond KFE DEC 16 100000000 KRW 0.01 KRW 10000 1804770 13:00-19:45 20/12/2016 20/12/2016 HMUZ Y KTB KE
Kospi KFE DEC 16 500000 KRW 0.05 KRW 25000 17056875 22:00-09:00 & 13:00-19:45 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ Y KS KM
Japanese Govt Bonds TSE DEC 16 100000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 10000 396000 22:30-06:00 & 11:45-21:15 13/12/2016 13/12/2016 HMUZ N JGB JB
Mini Japanese Govt Bond SIMEX DEC 16 10000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 1000 96800 22:30-09:45 & 12:45-22:15 12/12/2016 12/12/2016 HMUZ Y SJB BJ
Japanese Yen CME DEC 16 12500000 JPY 0.005 USD 6.25 2970 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N JY JY
Lean Hogs CME FEB 17 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 1452 03:30-08:05 14/02/2017 14/02/2017 GJKMNQVZ Y LH LH
Live Cattle CME FEB 17 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 2178 03:30-08:05 6/02/2017 28/02/2017 GJMQVZ N LC LC
Long Gilt LIFFE MAR 17 100000 GBP 0.01 GBP 10 2860 21:00-07:00 27/02/2017 29/03/2017 HMUZ N FLG G
Lumber CME JAN 17 110000 bd ft 0.1 USD 11 1694 04:00-11:00 17/01/2017 13/01/2017 FHKNUX N LB LB
Mexican Peso CME DEC 16 500000 MXN 0.001 USD 5 2117.5 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N MP PE
Milk Futures Class 3 CME DEC 16 200000 lbs 0.01 USD 20 1485 12:00-11:00 3/01/2017 4/01/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y DA DA
Milk Futures WMP NZX FEB 17 1 mt tonnes 5 USD 5 264 01:00-14:58 21/02/2017 21/02/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ MMR MMR
Milk Price Future NZX SEP 17 6000 kg ms 0.01 NZD 60 2310 02:00-15:58 14/09/2017 14/09/2017 U Y MKP
E-Mini Nasdaq CME DEC 16 20 x index 0.25 USD 5 4840 12:00-11:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y NQ NQ
Natural Gas NYMEX JAN 17 10000 MMBtu 0.001 USD 10 2843.5 12:00-11:00 29/12/2016 28/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N NG NG
Mini Natural Gas CME JAN 17 2500 MMBtu 0.005 USD 12.5 619.3 12:00-11:00 27/12/2016 27/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QG EO
Nifty Futures SGX JAN 17 2 x index 0.0001 USD 0.25 968 12:00-11:00 30/12/2016 30/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y IH
Nikkei 225 SIMEX DEC 16 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 46750 19:55-09:45 & 12:30-19:30 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ Y SSI NI
Nikkei 225 CME MAR 17 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 5747.5 12:00-11:00 9/03/2017 9/03/2017 HMUZ Y NIY NH
New Zealand 10 yr Bond NZFE MAR 17 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 78.28 1727 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 14/12/2016 14/12/2016 HMUZ Y NGB ZT
New Zealand 3 yr Bond NZFE DEC 16 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 31.9 720.5 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 15/12/2016 14/12/2016 HMUZ Y NGV ZY
New Zealand Bank Bills NZFE DEC 16 1000000 NZD 0.01 NZD 24.41 660 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 14/12/2016 14/12/2016 HMUZ Y NBB ZB
New Zealand Dollar CME DEC 16 100000 NZD 0.01 USD 10 2299 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N NE NV
New Zealand SPI NZX DEC 16 25 x index 1 NZD 25 6600 09:45-17:15 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y KIW KIW
Oats CBOT MAR 17 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 968 14:00-08:20 28/02/2017 14/03/2017 HKNUZ N O O
Orange Juice NYCE JAN 17 15000 lbs 0.05 USD 7.5 2418.9 02:00-08:00 3/01/2017 10/01/2017 FHKNUX N OJ JO
Paladium NYMEX MAR 17 100 troy ozs 0.05 USD 5 4840 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 29/03/2017 HMUZ N PA PA
Platinum NYMEX JAN 17 50 troy ozs 0.1 USD 5 2904 12:00-11:00 30/12/2016 27/01/2017 FJNV N PL PL
Rough Rice CBOT JAN 17 2000 cwt 0.005 USD 10 1100 14:00-08:20 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNUX N RR RR
Mini Russell ICE DEC 16 100 x index 0.1 USD 5 6490 14:00-12:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y RA
E-Mini S & P CME DEC 16 50 x index 0.25 USD 12.5 5747.5 12:00-11:00 16/12/2016 16/12/2016 HMUZ Y ES ES
S & P 500 CME DEC 16 250 x index 0.1 USD 25 28737.5 12:00-11:00 & 03:30-10:15 15/12/2016 15/12/2016 HMUZ Y SP SP
Short Sterling LIFFE DEC 16 500000 GBP 0.005 GBP 6.25 286 20:30-07:00 21/12/2016 21/12/2016 HMUZ Y FSS L
Silver COMEX MAR 17 5000 ozs 0.005 USD 25 7865 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 29/03/2017 HKNUZ N SI SI
Mini Silver NYL MAR 17 1000 ozs 0.001 USD 1 1628 14:00-12:00 28/02/2017 29/03/2017 FHKNUZ N ZZ YS
Soybean CBOT JAN 17 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 2783 14:00-08:20 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNQUX N S S
Mini Soybean CBOT JAN 17 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 580.8 14:00-08:45 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNQUX N YK
Soybean Oil CBOT JAN 17 60000 lbs 0.01 USD 6 907.5 14:00-08:20 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNQUVZ N BO BO
Soymeal CBOT JAN 17 100 tons 0.1 USD 10 2178 14:00-08:20 30/12/2016 13/01/2017 FHKNQUVZ N SM SM
Sugar CSCE MAR 17 112000 lbs 0.01 USD 11.2 1848 21:30-07:00 1/03/2017 28/02/2017 HKNV N SB SB
Swiss Franc CME DEC 16 125000 CHF 0.01 USD 12.5 4950 12:00-11:00 19/12/2016 19/12/2016 HMUZ N SF SF
Swiss Government Bond EUREX DEC 16 100000 CHF 0.01 CHF 10 4158 20:30-05:00 8/12/2016 8/12/2016 HMUZ N CONF FB
Taiwan MSCI SGX DEC 16 100 x index 0.1 USD 10 935 19:15-09:45 & 13:45-18:50 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y STW TW
RBOB NYMEX JAN 17 42000 gallons 0.0001 USD 4.2 5082 12:00-08:30 29/12/2016 29/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N RB RF
US 10 yr note CBOT MAR 17 100000 USD 0.015625 USD 15.625 1754.5 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 22/03/2017 HMUZ N TY TY
US 5 yr note CBOT MAR 17 100000 USD 0.0078125 USD 7.8125 1089 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 31/03/2017 HMUZ N FV FV
US 2 yr note CBOT MAR 17 200000 USD 0.0078125 USD 15.625 715 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 31/03/2017 HMUZ N TU TU
US T Bond CBOT MAR 17 100000 USD 0.03125 USD 31.25 5324 12:00-11:00 28/02/2017 22/03/2017 HMUZ N US US
US Fed Funds CBOT JAN 17 5000000 USD 0.005 USD 20.835 313.5 12:00-11:00 31/01/2017 31/01/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y FF FF
VIX Futures CBE DEC 16 100 x index 0.0025 USD 7562.5 6836.5 10:30-10:15 21/12/2016 21/12/2016 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y UX
Wheat CBOT MAR 17 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 1149.5 14:00-08:20 28/02/2017 14/03/2017 HKNUZ N W W
Mini Wheat CBOT MAR 17 1000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 423.5 14:00-08:45 28/02/2017 14/03/2017 HKNUZ N YW YP
Benmore Base Load SFE DEC 16 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 11.04 16830 10:30-16:00 30/12/2016 30/12/2016 HMUZ Y NEE BEE
Otahuhu Base Load SFE DEC 16 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 11.04 13068 10:30-16:00 30/12/2016 30/12/2016 HMUZ Y NEA BEA