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Contract Specifications for CBOT Soybean Meal Futures (ZM)

EXCHANGE Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
PRODUCT CODE CME Globex: ZM
CME ClearPort: 06
Clearing: 06
TAS: ZMT
CONTRACT UNIT 100 Short Tons (~ 91 metric tons)
GRADE AND QUALITY 48% Protein Soybean Meal, meeting the requirements listed in the CBOT Rules and Regulations
PRICING QUOTATION Dollars and Cents per short ton
MINIMUM PRICE FLUCTUATION 10 cents per short ton ($10.00 per contract)
LISTED CONTRACTS January (F), March (H), May (K), July (N), August (Q), September (U), October (V) & December (Z)
TRADING HOURS Sunday – Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 a.m. CT,
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. CT
SETTLEMENT METHOD Deliverable
POSITION LIMITS CBOT Position Limits
PRICE LIMIT OR CIRCUIT Price Limits
VENDOR CODES Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES Soybean Meal Settlement Procedures
TERMINATION OF TRADING The business day prior to the 15th calendar day of the contract month.
TRADE AT MARKER OR TRADE AT SETTLEMENT RULES Trading at settlement is available for First 3 listed futures contracts; nearby new-crop December contract (if not part of the first 3 outrights); first to second month calendar spread; second to third month calendar spread; nearest Jul-Dec spread when available (when July is listed), and are subject to the existing TAS rules. The Last Trade Date for CBOT Grain and Oilseed TAS products will be the First Position Day (FPD) of the front-month contract (FPD is the second to last business day in the month prior to the nearby contract month).

Trading in all CBOT Grain TAS products will be 19:00-07:45 and 08:30-13:15 Chicago time. All resting TAS orders at 07:45 will remain in the book for the 08:30 opening, unless cancelled.

TAS products will trade a total of four ticks above and below the settlement price in ticks of the corresponding futures contract (0.10), off of a “Base Price” of 0 to create a differential (plus or minus 4 ticks) versus settlement in the underlying product on a 1 to 1 basis. A trade done at the Base Price of 0 will correspond to a “traditional” TAS trade which will clear exactly at the final settlement price of the day.

LAST DELIVERY DATE Second business day following the last trading day of the delivery month.
EXCHANGE RULEBOOK CBOT 13

This page was last updated: November 04, 2015

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