What Are Wheat Futures?
There is a very active market for wheat futures on the Chicago Board of Trade, where these contracts trade under the symbol W (under the symbol ZW on the CME Globex). CBOT wheat futures contracts represent 5,000 bushels, or about 136 metric tons. The deliverable grade is #2 Soft Red Winter, with #1 Soft Red Winter deliverable at a 3 cent premium and certain other deliverable grades as well.
The contract months for CBOT wheat futures are March (H), May (K), July (N), September (U) and December (Z), and the last trading day is the business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.
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