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COMMODITY SYMBOLS

Commodity futures contracts are quoted with symbols. Commodity futures contract quotes have three parts. The 1 or 2 character Contract symbol, the one character Month symbol, and the last digit of the year in which the contract expires. The reference guide below will familiarize you with the commodity symbols so that you learn how to read meat futures and options prices.

Example: February 2009 Pork Bellies Futures (PBG9)

PB - Pork Bellies,  G - February, 9 - 2009

        

COMMODITY MONTH SYMBOLS

What are the commodity month symbols?

MONTH

SYMBOL

MONTH

SYMBOL

MONTH

SYMBOL

January

F

May

K

September

U

February

G

June

M

October

V

March

H

July

N

November

X

April

J

August

Q

December

Z

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COMMODITY CONTRACT SYMBOLS
What are the commodity futures contract symbols?

CONTRACT

SYMBOL

LIVE CATTLE

LC

FEEDER CATTLE

FC

LEAN HOGS

LH

PORK BELLIES

PB

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