CME Group Agricultural

About CME Group Agricultural

Beginning in 1848 in Chicago, this market is now electronically accessible worldwide and used by individuals, farmers, corporations and even government institutions.

Today, the CME is the most dynamic, liquid and most active markets for agricultural futures. Agricultural commodities provide an easy avenue to diversify your portfolio.

Some factors affecting the underlying commodity prices includes supply and demand of the underlying assets, weather, international tariffs, international trading agreements, and crop yield reports.


Contract Specifictions

CBOT Corn futures (ticker symbol ZC) give you an easy, liquid tool to profit from or hedge against price movements in the United States’ most widely grown crop.

Individual traders, grain elevators, farmers, investors, and commercial firms are among the diverse, global participant base that trade this fully electronic contract; the most liquid and active market in grain and oilseeds, trading on average more than 350,000 contracts per day.

Contract Code
Contract Size
5,000 bushels
Minimum Price Fluctuation
$0.0025 per bushel
Value per Tick
$ 12.50
Settlement Method
Physical Delivery

Trading Hours (Malaysia Time, GMT +8)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Monday through Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 3:20 a.m. (Next Day)
*Trading Halt: 9.45 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Monday through Saturday: 10.30 p.m. – 3.05 a.m. (Next Day)

Note: Daylight saving starts one hour earlier in the U.S.

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