Spotlight: How Trade Wars May Affect Ags Markets

Trade War Repercussions for U.S. Agriculture

The rest of the world, from China to Europe to Canada and Mexico, responds to U.S. tariffs with tit-for-tat increases on U.S. exports.

Asset Class Navigation

Soybean Meal Aug-Dec CSO Contract Specs

Options
Contract Unit One long Soybean Meal futures contract (of a specified month) consisting of 100 short tons, and one short Soybean Meal futures contract (of a differing specified month) consisting of 100 short tons.
Minimum Price Fluctuation 5 cents per short ton ($5.00 per contract)
Price Quotation The price basis shall be defined as the specified nearby Soybean Meal futures contract month price minus the specified deferred Soybean Meal 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: MC4
CME ClearPort: SM4
Open Outcry: SM4
Clearing: SM4
Listed Contracts August-December Soybean Meal 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 13B
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
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 fifty (50) cents per short ton. More details on strike price intervals are outlined in Rule 13B01.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 Soybean Meal Futures