# Futures Contract Symbols Code Abbreviations

**Posted:**March 7, 2013

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# Futures Contract Symbols Code Abbreviations

Futures Exchange Information | Month Codes | ||
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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 | |||||
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Sym | Futures Contract |
Exch | Futures Delivery Months |
Min Tick |
Unit Move |

Currencies | |||||

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 |

Energies | |||||

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 |

Meats | |||||

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 |

Metals | |||||

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 |

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