How did they come up with the futures month codes

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by Pippi436, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. like H, M, U, Z

    F for January? Doesnt seem to make much sense, apart for Z for Dec and that they are at least in alphabetical order.
     
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  2. Overnight

    Overnight

    I would figure that the letters not being used for the months has something to do with them being used for something else. Like "W" could be mistaken for wheat?
     
  3. truetype

    truetype

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  4. Farmas

    Farmas

    Interesting situation
     
  5. Somebody said, "I ain't got nuthin'. Bill? Whatchu got?"
    And Bill says, just back from his eye exam, "Uhhhh, H, M, U, Z."

    And there writ history......:wtf::rolleyes::D