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Coal (API4) FOB Richards Bay (ARGUS-McCloskey) Futures Contract Specs

Contract Unit 1,000 metric tons
Price Quotation Prices shall be quoted in U.S. dollars and cents per metric ton
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
CME ClearPort: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. New York time/ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
Minimum Price Fluctuation The minimum price fluctuation shall be $0.05 (5¢) per metric ton. The minimum final settlement is $0.01 per metric ton.
Product Code CME Globex: MFF
CME ClearPort: MFF
Clearing: MFF
Listed Contracts Monthly for 5 consecutive years
Settlement Method Financially Settled
Floating Price The Floating Price for each contract month shall be equal to the (API 4) fob Richards Bay Monthly Coal Price Index published in the Argus/McCloskey’s Coal Price Index Report (ie being the average of weekly prices during the contract month).
Termination Of Trading The contract shall terminate at the close of trading on the last Friday of the contract month. If such Friday is a UK holiday, the contract will terminate on the UK business day immediately prior to the last Friday of the contract month unless such day is not an Exchange business day, in which case the contract shall terminate on the Exchange business day immediately prior. Notwithstanding the above, if New Year's Day is a Friday, the immediately preceding December contract month shall terminate on the last business day of the contract month.
Settlement Procedures Delivery under the contract shall be by cash settlement. Final settlement, following termination of trading for a contract month, will be based on the Floating Price. The final settlement price will be the Floating Price calculated for each contract month.
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