SPECIAL REPORT X
What factors are shaping the local and national 2014 grain harvest environment and what challenges could you be facing?
Recorded Aug 5 Covering the 2014 Grain Harvest Environment
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Trading Hours

Below are trading hours for selected contracts. This is just a reference guide, for complete times please consult the CME If you have questions about these or other contract specifications do not hesitate to call our office at 877-472-4607. A complete list of trading hours can be found on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's website: www.cmegroup.com

Commodity Electronic Trading Hours
Corn Sunday through Friday: 7:00 PM - 7:45 AM ... 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Soybeans Sunday through Friday: 7:00 PM - 7:45 AM ... 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Chicago Wheat Sunday through Friday: 7:00 PM - 7:45 AM ... 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Kansas City Wheat Sunday through Friday: 7:00 PM - 7:45 AM ... 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Minneapolis Wheat Sunday through Friday: 7:00 PM - 7:45 AM ... 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM
Cotton Sunday through Friday: 6:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Live Cattle Monday: 9:05 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM Friday: Market close at 1:55 PM
Feeder Cattle Monday: 9:05 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM Friday: Market close at 1:55 PM
Lean Hogs Monday: 9:05 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM Friday: Market close at 1:55 PM
Crude Oil Sunday through Friday: 6:00 PM - 5:15 PM ; Daily break between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM
Natural Gas Sunday through Friday: 6:00 PM - 5:15 PM ; Daily break between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM
* all times are Central Time

Contract Specifications

Below are specifications for selected contracts. If you have questions about these or other contract specifications do not hesitate to call our office at 877-472-4607. A complete list of contract specifications can be found on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's website: www.cmegroup.com

Commodity Exchange Symbol Size Tick Size Tick Value Trade Months
Corn CBOT C 5,000 Bu. 1/4 of 1 cent $12.50 H, K, N, U, Z
Soybeans CBOT S 5,000 Bu. 1/4 of 1 cent $12.50 F, H, K, N, Q, U, X
Chicago Wheat CBOT W 5,000 Bu. 1/4 of 1 cent $12.50 H, K, N, U, Z
Kansas City Wheat KCBT KW 5,000 Bu. 1/4 of 1 cent $12.50 H, K, N, U, Z
Minneapolis Wheat MGEX MW 5,000 Bu. 1/4 of 1 cent $12.50 H, K, N, U, Z
Live Cattle CME LC 40,000 lbs $.00025 / pound $10.00 G, J, M, Q, V, Z
Feeder Cattle CME FC 50,000 lbs $.00025 / pound $10.00 F, H, J, K, Q, U, V, X
Lean Hogs CME LH 40,000 lbs $.00025 / pound $10.00 G, J, K, Q, U, V, X
Crude Oil NYMEX CL 1,000 bbl $0.01 / barrel $10.00 All Months
Natural Gas NYMEX NG 10,000 mmBtu $.00025 / pound $10.00 All Months
Dollar Index ICE DX $1,000 x index 0.005 $5.00 H, M, U, Z
Canadian Dollar CME CD C$100,000 0.0001 $6.25 H, M, U, Z
Dow Jones Index CME DJ $10 x index 1.00 $10.00 H, M, U, Z
S&P 500 Index CME SP $250 x index 0.1 $25.00 H, M, U, Z
U.S. T-Bonds CME US $100,000 1/32 $31.25 H, M, U, Z
Gold COMEX GC 100 oz $0.10 / oz $10.00 G, J, M, Q, V, Z