Livestock & Dairy » Pork Belly Futures

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Contract Size
40,000 lbs
Tick Size
0.025 = $10.00

About CME Pork Belly Futures

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange began trading Frozen Pork Belly futures in 1961 - the first futures contract based on frozen, stored meats. Trading in Frozen Pork Belly contracts was developed as a risk management device to meet the needs of meat packers who processed pork and had to contend with volatile hog prices as well as price risks on processed products held in inventory. Thus, the futures contract was designed to help processors and warehouse operators manage these price risks. The Frozen Pork Belly futures contract performs the same two primary functions common to many futures contracts - that of guiding inventories and establishing forward pricing.

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CME Pork Belly Futures Specifications

Pork Belly Futures, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, trading symbol PB. The contract size is 40,000 lbs. Minimum tick is 0.025 (quoted as 0.02), worth $10.00 per contract.

Trade electronically on Globex Monday 10:05 AM US EST to 5:00 PM US EST, Tuesday through Thursday 6:00 PM US EST until 5:00 PM US EST, and closes Friday at 2:55 PM US EST.

Primary trading months for Pork Belly futures and options are February, March, May, July, and August.

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