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Corn July-Dec CSO Contract Specs

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Contract Unit One long Corn futures contract (of a specified month) consisting of 5,000 bushels, and one short Corn futures contract (of a differing specified month) consisting of 5,000 Bushels.
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1/8 of one cent per bushel ($6.25 per contract)
Price Quotation The price basis shall be defined as the specified nearby Corn futures contract month price minus the specified deferred Corn futures contract month price.
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: CZ6
CME ClearPort: CC6
Open Outcry: CC6
Clearing: CC6
Listed Contracts The nearest July-December Corn futures spread.
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates on the last Friday which precedes by at least two business days the last business day of the month prior to the contract month. Trading in expiring options ceases at the close of the regular CME Globex trading session for the corresponding futures contract.
Position Limits CBOT Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook CBOT 10J
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Strike Price Listing Procedures Trading shall be conducted for put and call options on futures calendar spreads consisting of the nearby futures month and the next available futures month (nearby spreads) with strike prices in integral multiples of one cent per bushel per Corn Calendar Spread option contract. Trading shall be conducted for put and call options on futures calendar spreads consisting of the nearby futures month and a futures month beyond the next available futures month (longer dated spreads) with strike prices in integral multiples of five cents per bushel per Corn Calendar Spread option contract. More details on strike price intervals are outlined in Rule 10J01.E.
Exercise Style The buyer of a futures calendar spread option may exercise the option only upon 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 absent contrary instructions.
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Corn Futures

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