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South American Short-Dated New Crop Soybean Options Contract Specs

Contract Unit One new crop Soybeans futures contract (May) of 5,000 bushels
Minimum Price Fluctuation 1/8 of one cent per bushel ($6.25 per contract)
Price Quotation Cents per Bushel
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
CME ClearPort: 5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT, Sunday – Friday with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 4:00 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: SRS
CME ClearPort: SRS
Open Outcry: SRS
Clearing: SRS
Listed Contracts On the first trading day following standard CBOT Soybean March option expiration, list 5 contract months: July, September, November, next January, and next March.  Each of these options will exercise into the May futures contract that is nearest to the expiration of the option.  A new listing cycle will begin on the first trading day following the expiration of the next standard CBOT March option.
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.
Exchange Rulebook CBOT 11A
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 strike prices in integral multiples of ten (10) cents per bushel. More details on strike price intervals are outlined in Rule 11A01.E.
Exercise Style American-style. The buyer of a futures option may exercise the option on any business day prior to 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.
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Soybean Futures