CME Group will expand electronic trading hours for its CBOT Denatured Fuel Ethanol futures and options on CME Globex in line with recently announced plans to expand CBOT grain and oilseed trading hours. Pending U.S. Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) certification, CME Group customers will have expanded market access to a variety of CBOT futures and options on CME Globex 22 hours per day.

The action will go into effect on May 20, 2012, for trade date May 21, electronic trading hours for CBOT Corn, Mini-Sized Corn, Soybeans, Mini-Sized Soybeans, Wheat, Mini-Sized Wheat, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Rough Rice, Oats, and Ethanol futures and options plus all related calendar spread options and inter-commodity spread options will be extended to:

  • Sunday to Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT
  • Monday to Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT.

Daily settlements will continue to be based on market activity at or around 1:15 p.m. CT each day. Additionally, open-outcry trading hours will continue to operate from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT Monday to Friday.

SOURCE CME Group