Hard Winter Wheat

Futures and Market Trends

Wheat futures (W) are exchange-traded commodities contracts on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and one of the most widely planted crops in the U.S. The primary use for wheat is flour, and wheat byproducts are also used in livestock feeds. Chicago Soft Red Winter (SRW) wheat and KC Hard Red Winter (HRW) wheat set the global industry standards for wheat price risk management, with Chicago SRW wheat being the most liquid wheat futures contract in the world.

  • Exchange Symbol ZW=F
  • Last 627.250
  • Change -10.500 (-1.65%)
  • Volume 55,539
as of June 15 2024, 08:36am CST

Market Overview


Considering trading feeder cattle futures? Here’s what you need to know.

Exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange, FC
Contract Size 5,000 bushels
Tick Size & Value (minimum) $.25, $12.50 per contract
Trading Times 8PM EST to 2:20PM EST the following day @ Globex
Principle Trading Months January, March, May, July, August, September & November