Brent Crude Oil (Financial) futures are outright crude oil contracts between a buyer and seller. They are based on a light sweet North Sea crude oil that serves as an international benchmark grade.
|Brent Financial Futures|
|Venue||CME Globex, CME ClearPort, Open Outcry (New York)|
(All Times are New York Time/ET)
|CME Globex:||Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (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. (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)|
|Open Outcry:||Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM (8:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT)|
|Contract Unit||1,000 barrels|
|Price Quotation||U.S. Dollars and Cents per barrel|
|Minimum Fluctuation||$0.01 per barrel|
|Floating Price||(A) The Floating Price for each contract month is equal to the arithmetic average of the Brent Crude Oil (ICE) Futures 1st nearby contract settlement prices, except as set forth in Section (B) below, for each business day that it is determined during the contract month.
(B) The settlement price of the 1st nearby contract month will be used except on the last day of trading for the expiring Brent Crude Oil Futures contract when the settlement price of the 2nd nearby Brent Crude Oil Futures contract will be used.
|Termination of Trading||Trading shall cease on the last business day of the contract month.|
|Listed Contracts||current year + the next 8 years|
|Position Limits||NYMEX Position Limits|
|Exchange Rule||These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of NYMEX.|