Corn -- What of it: Different Trading Hours for ZC & YC ?

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by CharlesS, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. CharlesS

    CharlesS

    As shown further below, there are different trading times for CME Corn Futures

    ZC Regular contract/5K bushels
    YC MINY contract/1K bushels


    Does anyone have any view on The WHYs & The IMPLICATIONS ?

    Is the ZC closing price understood as the "real" price for CME corn futures,
    ie is the MINY YC longer session is generally ignored by most Corn analysts, or not ?



    ZC:

    Sunday – Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 a.m. CT and
    Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. CT

    TAS: Sunday - Friday 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 a.m. and
    Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. CT


    YC:

    Sunday - Friday, 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 a.m. CT and
    Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. CT


    [ I did email this question to agriculture@cmegroup.com a few weeks ago, but no response received ]
     
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  2. Overnight

    Overnight

    Call them on the phone and ask them. Stop relying on e-mail and texts and stuff. You'll get a much faster response.
     
  3. maxinger

    maxinger


    most likely the machine will respond to the caller.
     
  4. Overnight

    Overnight

    @CharlesS I managed to get a hold of a Grain rep over there. Name was Candice or something. I asked her the question you posed, regarding the different end-of-trade times between ZC and YC and she said she had no idea. She said she would research it and get back to me as soon as she had an answer.
     
  5. CharlesS

    CharlesS

    Great, thanks Overnight