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Oats Options Contract Specs

Options
Contract Unit One Oat futures contract (of a specified month) of 5,000 bushels
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1/8 of one cent per bushel ($6.25 per contract)
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday – Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 a.m. CT and
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. CT
Open Outcry: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
CT with Post session until 1:20 p.m. CT immediately following the close
Product Code CME Globex: OZO
CME ClearPort: O
Open Outcry: Put: OV Call: OO
Clearing: O
Listed Contracts March (H), May (K), July (N), September (U) & December (Z); a monthly (serial) option contract is listed when the front month is not a standard option contract. The monthly option contract exercises into the nearby futures contact. For example, an August option exercise into a September futures position.
Termination Of Trading The last day of trading in any standard or serial option for expiry in a given month shall be the last Friday which precedes by at least two business days the last business day of the calendar month preceding such option’s named expiry month. If such Friday is not a business day, then the last day of trading in such option shall be the business day prior to such Friday.
Position Limits CBOT Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CBOT 15A
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Strike Price Listing Procedures Trading shall be conducted for put and call options with striking prices in integral multiples of five (5) cents and ten (10) cents per bushel. More details on strike price intervals are outlined in Rule 15A01.E.
Exercise Style The buyer of a futures option may exercise the option on any business day prior to expiration by giving notice to the Clearing House by 6:00 p.m. Chicago time. Option exercise results in an underlying futures market position. Options in-the-money on the last day of trading are automatically exercised.
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Oats Futures