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Contract Size
5,000 Bushels
Tick Size
0.25 = $12.50

About CBOT Oat Futures

A world without grains - and the commodity markets where they are traded - would be unthinkable. Grains feed our livestock. In both whole and processed forms, they provide nourishing foods for our families. They are also used in an ever-expanding range of nonfood products.

One of the primary uses for oats is for animal feed. As any trip down the cereal aisle of your local supermarket will demonstrate, oats are also the main ingredients in many hearty breakfast foods. Additionally, oats are used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and other industrial products.

CBOT Oat Futures Specifications

Oat futures, Chicago Board of Trade, symbol O. This contract covers 5,000 bushels. The minimum tick is 0.25, worth $12.50 per contract.

Trade electronically on the Globex platform from 7:00 PM US EST to 2:15 PM US EST on the following day. Please note that there is a maintenance period from 8:15 AM US EST until 10:30 AM US EST during which trading is halted.

Principal trading months for Oat futures include March, May, July, September, and December.

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