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KC HRW Wheat Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit One contract (5,000 bushels) of deliverable
Price Quotation Cents and quarter cents per bushel
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 a.m. CT and
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. CT
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1/4 cent per bushel ($12.50 per contract)
Product Code CME Globex: KE
CME ClearPort: KW
Clearing: KW
TAS: KET
Listed Contracts Three July and all preceding expirations of March (h), May (K), July (N), September (U), and December (Z).
Settlement Method Deliverable
Termination Of Trading The business day preceding the 15th calendar day of the month.

12:00 p.m. CT
Trade At Marker Or Trade At Settlement Rules Trading at settlement is available for first 3 listed futures contracts, nearby new-crop July contract (if not part of the first 3 outrights), first to second month calendar spread, second to third month calendar spread, and nearest Jul-Dec OR Dec-Jul spread when available (when December is listed); and are subject to the existing TAS rules. The Last Trade Date for CBOT Grain and Oilseed TAS products will be the First Position Day (FPD) of the front-month contract (FPD is the second to last business day in the month prior to the nearby contract month).

Trading in all CBOT Grain TAS products will be 19:00-07:45 and 08:30-13:15 Chicago time. All resting TAS orders at 07:45 will remain in the book for the 08:30 opening, unless cancelled.

TAS products will trade a total of four ticks above and below the settlement price in ticks of the corresponding futures contract (0.0025), off of a "Base Price" of 0 to create a differential (plus or minus 4 ticks) versus settlement in the underlying product on a 1 to 1 basis. A trade done at the Base Price of 0 will correspond to a "traditional" TAS trade which will clear exactly at the final settlement price of the day.
Settlement Procedures KC HR Wheat Settlement Procedures
Position Limits CBOT Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CBOT 14H
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Delivery Procedure The maximum load-out fee for regular elevators on grain delivered on futures contracts is established at 8 cents per bushel. The maximum storage and insurance charge for regular elevators on grain delivered on futures contracts is established at $.00197 per bushel per day from December 1 to June 30, and $.00296 per bushel per day from July 1 to November 30.
Grade And Quality No. 2 at contract price with a maximum of 10 IDK per 100 grams; No. 1 at a 1 1/2-cent premium.

Deliverable grades of HRW shall contain a minimum 11% protein level. However, protein levels of less than 11%, but equal to or greater than 10.5% are deliverable at a ten cent (10¢) discount to contract price. Protein levels of less than 10.5% are not deliverable.

When warehouse receipts are surrendered to the issuer for load-out, the taker of delivery shall have the option to, at the taker’s expense, request in the written load-out instructions that the wheat contain no more than 2 ppm of deoxynivalenol (vomitoxin). A determination of the level of vomitoxin shall be made at the point of origin by the Federal Grain Inspection Service or such other third party inspection service mutually agreeable to the maker and taker of delivery. A determination of the level of vomitoxin shall be based on the average test results of the wheat loaded in a single day from a single warehouse for each taker of delivery.