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 18 100000 AUD 0.01 USD 10 1512.5 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N AD AD
Australian 30 day Bank Cash Rate SFE FEB 19 3000000 AUD 0.005 AUD 12.33 225 11:00-10:00 28/02/2019 28/02/2019 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N YIB IB
Australian 90 Day Bank Bill SFE DEC 18 1000000 AUD 0.01 AUD 24.43 600 20:08-10:00 & 11:28-19:30 13/12/2018 13/12/2018 HMUZ N YBA IR
Australian 3 yr bond SFE DEC 18 100000 AUD 0.005 AUD 15.44 800 20:10-10:00 & 11:30-19:30 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ Y YTT YM
Australian 10 yr bond SFE DEC 18 100000 AUD 0.005 AUD 50.81 2600 20:12-10:00 & 11:32-19:30 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ Y YTC XM
Australian SPI 200 SFE DEC 18 25 x index 1 AUD 25 7000 20:10-10:00 & 12:50-19:30 20/12/2018 20/12/2018 HMUZ Y YAP XP
British Pound CME DEC 18 62500 GBP 0.01 USD 6.25 2178 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N BP BP
CAC40 Options Index EOP OCT 18 10 EUR 1 USD 5 3636.6 19:00-09:00 19/10/2018 19/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y CFA
Canadian Dollar CME DEC 18 100000 CAD 0.005 USD 5 1573 11:00-10:00 & 01:20-08:00 18/12/2018 18/12/2018 HMUZ N CD CD
Canadian Govt Bonds MSE DEC 18 100000 CAD 0.01 CAD 10 2358.4 23:00-09:30 29/11/2018 18/12/2018 HMUZ N CGB CN
Canadian Bank Bills MSE MAR 19 1000000 CAD 0.005 CAD 25 432.3 23:00-09:30 18/03/2019 18/03/2019 HMUZ Y BAX BA
Canola WCE NOV 18 20 tonnes 0.1 CAD 2 742.5 13:00-07:20 31/10/2018 14/11/2018 FHKNX N RS RS
Cocoa NY NYB DEC 18 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 2090 21:45-06:30 16/11/2018 13/12/2018 HKNUZ N CC CC
Cocoa London LIFFE DEC 18 10 mt tonnes 1 GBP 10 1100 21:30-04:55 13/12/2018 12/12/2018 HKNUZ N LCC QC
Coffee CSCE DEC 18 37500 lbs 0.05 USD 18.75 2310 21:15-06:30 21/11/2018 18/12/2018 HKNUZ N KC KC
Robusta Coffee LIFFE NOV 18 10 mt tonnes 1 USD 10 1001 21:00-05:30 26/10/2018 26/11/2018 FHKNUX N DF
Copper COMEX DEC 18 25000 lbs 0.05 USD 12.5 3751 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 HKNUZ N HG HG
Mini Copper COMEX DEC 18 5 eur 0.002 USD 25 1705 11:00-10:00 28/11/2018 28/11/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y OP
Corn CBOT DEC 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 968 13:00-07:20 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 HKNUZ N C C
Mini Corn CBOT DEC 18 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 363 13:00-07:45 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 HKNUZ N C YC
Cotton NYCE DEC 18 50000 lbs 0.01 USD 5 2915 14:00-07:20 26/11/2018 6/12/2018 HKNVZ N CT CT
Crude Oil NYMEX NOV 18 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 3630 11:00-10:00 24/10/2018 22/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N CL CL
Mini Crude Oil CME NOV 18 500 barrels 0.025 USD 12.5 1622.5 11:00-10:00 19/10/2018 19/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QM EC
Crude Oil - Brent ICE DEC 18 1000 barrels 0.01 USD 10 3960 13:00-11:00 31/10/2018 31/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y LCO CO
DAX EUREX DEC 18 25 x index 0.5 EUR 12.5 22099 18:50-09:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y FDX GX
Mini Dax EUREX DEC 18 5 eur 0.5 EUR 5 4017.75 18:50-09:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y FDXM DFW
Mini Dow Jones $ 5 CBOT DEC 18 5 x index 1 USD 5 6413 11:00-10:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y YM DM
Dow Jones CBOT JUN 15 10 x index 1 USD 10 6413 11:00-10:00 & 02:30-09:15 19/06/2015 19/06/2015 HMUZ Y DJ DJ
US Dollar Index FINEX DEC 18 1000 x index 0.005 USD 5 968 13:00-10:00 18/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N DX DX
Euro FX CME DEC 18 125000 EURO 5E-05 USD 6.25 2783 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N URO EC
Euro Swiss LIFFE DEC 18 1000000 EURO 0.01 CHF 25 7233.6 19:30-06:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ Y FES ES
Euro Bobl EUREX DEC 18 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 1127.5 19:00-09:00 6/12/2018 6/12/2018 HMUZ N FGBM OE
Euro Bund EUREX DEC 18 100000 EURO 0.01 EUR 10 2508 19:00-09:00 6/12/2018 6/12/2018 HMUZ N FGBL RX
Eurodollar CME DEC 19 1000000 USD 0.005 USD 12.5 435.6 11:00-10:00 16/12/2019 16/12/2019 HMUZ Y ED ED
Euro STOXX 50 EUREX DEC 18 10 x index 1 EUR 10 2832.5 18:50-09:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y STXE VG
Euro Yen TIFFE DEC 18 100000000 x index 0.005 JPY 1250 20547.659 12:45-15:30 & 16:30-00:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ Y JEY YE
Euribor LIFFE JUN 19 1000000 EURO 0.005 EUR 12.5 148.5 13:00-09:00 17/06/2019 17/06/2019 HMUZ Y FEI ER
Euroshatz EUREX DEC 18 100000 EURO 0.005 EUR 5 264.889486694336 19:00-09:00 6/12/2018 6/12/2018 HMUZ N FGBS DU
Feeder Cattle CME NOV 18 50000 lbs 0.025 USD 12.5 2227.5 02:30-07:05 15/11/2018 15/11/2018 FHJKQUVX Y FC FC
FTSE100 LIFFE DEC 18 10 x index 0.5 GBP 5 3461 13:00-09:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y FFI Z
China FTSE SGX OCT 18 1 x index 2.5 USD 2.5 968 22:00-09:45 & 14:00-21:35 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y XU
Gold COMEX DEC 18 100 ozs 0.1 USD 10 3751 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 GJMQVZ N GC GC
Mini Gold NYL DEC 18 32.15 ozs 0.1 USD 3.215 1503.7 13:00-11:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 GJMQVZ N ZH XG
Hang Seng HKFE OCT 18 50 x index 1 HKD 50 78100 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HIS HI
Mini-Hang Seng HKFE OCT 18 10 x index 1 HKD 10 24227.5 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HMH HU
HS China Enterprises IDX HKFE OCT 18 50 x index 1 HKD 50 29975 22:15-06:00 & 14:15-21:30 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y HCEI HC
Heating Oil NYMEX NOV 18 42000 gallons 0.01 USD 4.2 4597 11:00-10:00 2/11/2018 31/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N HO HO
Mini Heating Oil NYMEX NOV 18 21000 barrels 0.01 USD 2.1 2299 11:00-10:00 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QH QX
Korean 3 yr Bond KFE DEC 18 100000000 KRW 0.01 KRW 10000 1804770 13:00-19:45 18/12/2018 18/12/2018 HMUZ Y KTB KE
Kospi KFE DEC 18 250000 KRW 0.05 KRW 12500 17056875 22:00-09:00 & 13:00-19:45 13/12/2018 13/12/2018 HMUZ Y KS KM
Japanese Govt Bonds TSE DEC 18 100000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 10000 825000 22:30-06:00 & 11:45-21:15 13/12/2018 13/12/2018 HMUZ N JGB JB
Mini Japanese Govt Bond SIMEX DEC 18 10000000 JPY 0.01 JPY 1000 110110 22:30-09:45 & 12:25-22:15 12/12/2018 12/12/2018 HMUZ Y SJB BJ
Japanese Yen CME DEC 18 12500000 JPY 0.005 USD 6.25 2420 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N JY JY
Lean Hogs CME DEC 18 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 1452 02:30-07:05 14/12/2018 14/12/2018 GJKMNQVZ Y LH LH
Live Cattle CME DEC 18 40000 lbs 0.025 USD 10 1815 02:30-07:05 10/12/2018 31/12/2018 GJMQVZ N LC LC
Long Gilt LIFFE DEC 18 100000 GBP 0.01 GBP 10 2178 20:00-06:00 29/11/2018 27/12/2018 HMUZ N FLG G
Lumber CME NOV 18 110000 bd ft 0.1 USD 11 3327.5 03:00-10:00 16/11/2018 15/11/2018 FHKNUX N LB LB
Mexican Peso CME DEC 18 500000 MXN 0.001 USD 5 1331 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N MP PE
Milk Futures Class 3 CME OCT 18 200000 lbs 0.01 USD 20 1485 11:00-10:00 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y DA DA
Milk Futures WMP NZX OCT 18 1 mt tonnes 5 USD 5 264 03:00-22:58 16/10/2018 16/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ MMR MMR
Milk Price Future NZX SEP 19 6000 kg ms 0.01 NZD 60 2310 03:00-22:58 12/09/2019 12/09/2019 U Y MKP
E-Mini Nasdaq CME DEC 18 20 x index 0.25 USD 5 7441.5 11:00-10:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y NQ NQ
Natural Gas NYMEX NOV 18 10000 MMBtu 0.001 USD 10 1875.5 11:00-10:00 30/10/2018 29/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N NG NG
Mini Natural Gas CME NOV 18 2500 MMBtu 0.005 USD 12.5 619.3 11:00-10:00 26/10/2018 26/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y QG EO
Nifty Futures SGX NOV 17 2 x index 0.0001 USD 0.25 968 11:00-10:00 31/10/2017 13/10/2017 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y IH
Nikkei 225 SIMEX DEC 18 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 423500 19:55-09:45 & 12:30-19:30 13/12/2018 13/12/2018 HMUZ Y SSI NI
Nikkei 225 CME DEC 18 500 x index 5 JPY 2500 629200 11:00-10:00 13/12/2018 13/12/2018 HMUZ Y NIY NH
New Zealand 10 yr Bond NZFE DEC 18 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 78.28 1727 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 12/12/2018 12/12/2018 HMUZ Y NGB ZT
New Zealand 3 yr Bond NZFE DEC 18 100000 NZD 0.01 NZD 32.2945513 720.5 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 12/12/2018 12/12/2018 HMUZ Y NGV ZY
New Zealand Bank Bills NZFE DEC 18 1000000 NZD 0.01 NZD 24.42 660 17:40-07:00 & 08:30-16:30 12/12/2018 12/12/2018 HMUZ Y NBB ZB
New Zealand Dollar CME DEC 18 100000 NZD 0.01 USD 10 1452 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N NE NV
New Zealand SPI NZX DEC 18 25 x index 1 NZD 25 6800 10:45-18:15 20/12/2018 20/12/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y KIW KIW
Oats CBOT DEC 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 817.3 13:00-07:20 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 HKNUZ N O O
Orange Juice NYCE NOV 18 15000 lbs 0.05 USD 7.5 2145 01:00-07:00 1/11/2018 9/11/2018 FHKNUX N OJ JO
Paladium NYMEX DEC 18 100 troy ozs 0.1 USD 10 5747.5 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 HMUZ N PA PA
Platinum NYMEX JAN 19 50 troy ozs 0.1 USD 5 2299 11:00-10:00 31/12/2018 29/01/2019 FJNV N PL PL
Rough Rice CBOT NOV 18 2000 cwt 0.005 USD 10 1089 13:00-07:20 31/10/2018 14/11/2018 FHKNUX N RR RR
Mini Russell ICE DEC 18 100 x index 0.1 USD 5 3685 11:00-10:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y rty
E-Mini S & P CME DEC 18 50 x index 0.25 USD 12.5 7260 11:00-10:00 21/12/2018 21/12/2018 HMUZ Y ES ES
S & P 500 CME DEC 18 250 x index 0.1 USD 25 36300 11:00-10:00 & 02:30-09:15 20/12/2018 20/12/2018 HMUZ Y SP SP
Short Sterling LIFFE DEC 18 500000 GBP 0.005 GBP 6.25 401.5 19:30-06:00 19/12/2018 19/12/2018 HMUZ Y FSS L
Silver COMEX DEC 18 5000 ozs 0.005 USD 25 4356 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 HKNUZ N SI SI
Mini Silver NYL DEC 18 1000 ozs 0.001 USD 1 1232 13:00-11:00 30/11/2018 27/12/2018 FHKNUZ N ZZ YS
Soybean CBOT NOV 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 2843.5 13:00-07:20 31/10/2018 14/11/2018 FHKNQUX N S S
Mini Soybean CBOT NOV 18 5000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 568.7 13:00-07:45 31/10/2018 14/11/2018 FHKNQUX N YK
Soybean Oil CBOT DEC 18 60000 lbs 0.01 USD 6 907.5 13:00-07:20 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 FHKNQUVZ N BO BO
Soymeal CBOT DEC 18 100 tons 0.1 USD 10 2178 13:00-07:20 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 FHKNQUVZ N SM SM
Sugar CSCE MAR 19 112000 lbs 0.01 USD 11.2 1047.2 20:30-06:00 1/03/2019 28/02/2019 HKNV N SB SB
Swiss Franc CME DEC 18 125000 CHF 0.01 USD 12.5 2948 11:00-10:00 17/12/2018 17/12/2018 HMUZ N SF SF
Swiss Government Bond EUREX DEC 18 100000 CHF 0.01 CHF 10 4158 19:30-04:00 6/12/2018 6/12/2018 HMUZ N CONF FB
Taiwan MSCI SGX OCT 18 100 x index 0.1 USD 10 935 19:15-09:45 & 13:45-18:50 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y STW TW
RBOB NYMEX NOV 18 42000 gallons 0.0001 USD 4.2 4356 11:00-07:30 30/10/2018 30/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ N RB RF
US 10 yr note CBOT DEC 18 100000 USD 0.015625 USD 15.625 1270.5 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 19/12/2018 HMUZ N TY TY
US 5 yr note CBOT DEC 18 100000 USD 0.0078125 USD 7.8125 1089 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 31/12/2018 HMUZ N FV FV
US 2 yr note CBOT DEC 18 200000 USD 0.0078125 USD 15.625 411.4 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 31/12/2018 HMUZ N TU TU
US T Bond CBOT DEC 18 100000 USD 0.03125 USD 31.25 2783 11:00-10:00 30/11/2018 19/12/2018 HMUZ N US US
US Fed Funds CBOT JAN 19 5000000 USD 0.005 USD 20.835 313.5 11:00-10:00 31/01/2019 31/01/2019 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y FF FF
VIX Futures CBE OCT 18 100 x index 0.0025 USD 7562.5 9680 11:00-10:00 17/10/2018 17/10/2018 FGHJKMNQUVXZ Y UX
Wheat CBOT DEC 18 5000 bu 0.25 USD 12.5 1875.5 13:00-07:20 30/11/2018 14/12/2018 HKNUZ N W W
Mini Wheat CBOT JUL 19 1000 bu 0.125 USD 1.25 242 13:00-07:45 28/06/2019 12/07/2019 HKNUZ N YW YP
Benmore Base Load SFE DEC 18 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 10.925 16830 11:30-17:00 31/12/2018 31/12/2018 HMUZ Y NEE BEE
Otahuhu Base Load SFE DEC 18 2208 MWH 0.05 NZD 11.04 13068 11:30-17:00 31/12/2018 31/12/2018 HMUZ Y NEA BEA