Access a central, transparent point of global price discovery with Corn futures. Profit from or hedge against price movements in the United States' most widely grown crop. Corn futures are the most liquid and active market in grains, with 350,000 contracts traded per day.

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Features and benefits

Leading liquidity

With 350,000+ traded per day on average and OI peaking at 1.7 million, enter/exit positions with ease.

Flexible trade execution

Access liquidity via the central limit order book, block trades, and RFC.

Safety and security

Central clearing helps mitigate counterparty credit risk in our CFTC-regulated marketplace.

Overnight electronic access

Act as market-moving global news & events unfold, in a market that trades during extended hours.

Futures leverage

Control a larger notional value for a relatively small amount of money, enhancing your buying power.

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Track forward-looking risk expectations on Corn with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 30-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on Corn futures.


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Key economic reports and factors that move markets

Across the world, the local weather in specific growing regions may impact the supply and thus the price of corn.

The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report offers a monthly comprehensive forecast that often shifts the corn market in an unexpected direction.

This report is the first indication of whether planted acres will go to corn versus soybeans in the Midwest.

Issued four times a year by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), these reports offer updates on stocks of corn and other major grain & oilseed crops by state and by position (on- or off-farm storage).

This weekly US export report from the world’s largest exporting country for corn offers insights into global demand.

Check out the "Learn about Key Economic Events" course and economic release calendar at the CME Institute to learn more.

View the latest insights on trends in the Agriculture market.


Take self-guided courses on Corn futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the Corn market and start trading.

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