Futures Contract Symbols Code Abbreviations

Futures Contract Symbols Code Abbreviations 

Futures Exchange Information Month Codes
Abbr Exchange Code Month
CBOT Chicago Board of Trade – Division of CME Group F January
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange G February
CMX COMEX Division – New York Mercantile Exchange
Division of CME Group
H March
NYBOT New York Board of Trade J April
KCBT Kansas City Board of Trade K May
MGE Minneapolis Grain Exchange M June
MATIF ParisBourse SA N July
SFE Sydney Futures Exchange Q August
NYM NYMEX Division – New York Mercantile Exchange
Division of CME Group
U September
LIFFE London Int’l Financial Futures Exchange V October
EUREX Eurex X November
ICE Int’l Commodity Exchange z December
Commodity Information
Sym Futures
Exch Futures
Delivery Months
AD Australian Dollar CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 $1000
BP British Pound CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 $625
CD Canadian Dollar CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 1000
DX US Dollar Index ICE H,M,U,Z 0.01 1000
EU EuroFx CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 1250
JY Japanese Yen CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 1250
SF Swiss Franc CME H,M,U,Z 0.01 1250
CL Crude Oil NYM F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 1000
HO Heating Oil NYM F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 420
HU Unleaded Gas NYM F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 420
NG Natural Gas NYM F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.001 10,000
RB RBOB Gas NYM F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 420
ITCO Brent Crude ICE F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 1000
Grains & Soy Complex
BO Soybean Oil CBOT F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z 0.01 600
C Corn CBOT F,H,K,N,U,X,Z 1/4 50
KW Kansas City Wheat KCBT H,K,N,U,Z 1/4 50
MW Minneapolis Wheat MGE H,K,N,U,Z 1/4 50
O Oats CBOT H,K,N,U,Z 1/4 50
S Soybeans CBOT F,H,K,N,Q,U,X 1/4 50
SM Soybean Meal CBOT F,H,K,N,Q,U,V,Z 0.1 100
W Wheat CBOT H,K,N,U,Z 1/4 50
Stock Indices
DJ Dow Jones Industrials CBOT H,M,U,Z 1 10
KV Value Line (Discontinued) KCBT H,M,U,Z 0.05 250
MV Value Line (Mini) KCBT H,M,U,Z 0.05 100
ND Nasdaq-100 CME H,M,U,Z 0.25 100
RL Russell 2000 (Discontinued) CME H,M,U,Z 0.05 500
SP S & P 500 CME H,M,U,Z 0.05 250
YU NYSE Composite (Discontinued) NYFE H,M,U,Z 0.05 500
Interest Rates
ED Eurodollars CME H,M,U,Z 0.005 2500
FV 5-Yr T-Notes CBOT H,M,U,Z 1/64 1000
MB Municipal Bonds CBOT H,M,U,Z 1/32 1000
TU 2-Yr T-Notes CBOT H,M,U,Z 1/128 2000
TY 10-Yr T-Notes CBOT H,M,U,Z 1/64 1000
US 30-Yr T-Bonds CBOT H,M,U,Z 1/32 1000
FC Feeder Cattle CME F,H,J,K,Q,U,V,X 0.025 500
LC Live Cattle CME G,J,M,Q,V,Z 0.025 400
LH/LE Lean Hogs CME G,J,K,M,N,Q,V,Z 0.025 400
PB Pork Bellies CME G,H,K,N,Q 0.025 400
DA Milk Class III CME F,G,H,J,K,M,N,Q,U,V,X,Z 0.01 2000
GC Gold CMX G,J,M,Q,V,Z 0.1 100
HG Copper CMX H,K,N,U,Z 0.05 250
PL Platinum NYM F,J,N,V 0.1 50
SI Silver CMX H,K,N,U,Z 0.005 50
Softs & Fibers
RR Rice CBOT F,H,K,N,U,X 1/2 100
CC Cocoa ICE H,K,N,U,Z 1 10
CT Cotton ICE H,K,N,V,Z 0.01 500
KC Coffee ICE H,K,N,U,Z 0.05 375
LB Lumber CME F,H,K,N,U,X 0.1 110
JO Orange Juice ICE F,H,K,N,U,X 0.05 150
SB Sugar #11 ICE H,K,N,V 0.01 1120


3 Comments on “Futures Contract Symbols Code Abbreviations”

  1. Lucy says:

    What is the connection of letters to individual months.Why, for example, F belongs to January?

    • Hi Lucy,
      I think that is a great question for me to research Lucy! I have gotten used to the symbols, but never asked my self the connection, I will investigate it, thanks Lucy , good trading, all the best , Dimitri

      • I have just sent some twits asking this question directly to CME Group, lets see what they answer (or don’t), we will find out! thanks again for the valuable aggregation Lucy. Dimitri

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