News Release

CBOT Good Friday Holiday Trading Schedule

Thu Mar 23 2006

For Immediate Release                                      

Contact:
Nicole L. Rallings
312.341.3378
news@cbot.com

CBOT GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY TRADING SCHEDULE

CHICAGO, March 23, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) has established the following trading schedule in connection with the Good Friday holiday:

Thursday, April 13

  • Open auction:  Financial contracts will close at 12:00 p.m.  All other open auction contracts (Agricultural and Stock Index) will close at their normal times.
  • Electronic trading:  Dow/AIG Commodity Index SM contracts will close at 12:00 p.m. Metals contracts will close at 12:30 p.m. Financial contracts will close at 1:00 p.m.  All other electronic trading will close at normal times.  
  • Overnight electronic trading will be closed.

Friday, April 14

  • All pit trading and electronic trading will be closed.

Sunday, April 16

  • Electronic trading reopens at normal evening times.

For more information, please log on to the Exchange web site at www.cbot.com.

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