Contact Specifications | Trade Futures
Trading Unit One CBOT Oat futures contract (of a specified contract month) of 5,000 bu
1/8 cent/bu ($6.25/contract)
Daily Price Limit
10 cents/bu ($500/contract) above or below the previous day’s settlement premium (expandable to 15 cents/bu). Limits are lifted on the last trading day.
Jul, Sep, Dec, Mar, May
Last Trading Day
The last Friday preceding the first notice day of the corresponding oat futures contract by at least five business days
The buyer of a futures option may exercise the option on any business day prior to expiration by giving notice to the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation by 6:00 p.m. Chicago time. Option exercise results in an underlying futures market position. O ptions in-the-money on the last day of trading are automatically exercised.
Unexercised options expire at 10:00 a.m. Chicago time on the first Saturday following the last day of trading.
9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Chicago time, Mon-Fri. Trading in expiring contracts closes at noon on the last trading day. Project A overnight session hours are from 10:30 p.m. – 4:30 a.m., Sun-Thu
OO for calls/OV for puts