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COMMODITY SYMBOLS

Commodity futures contracts are quoted with symbols. Commodity 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 energy futures and options prices.

Example: January 2009 Crude Oil Futures (CLF9)

CL - Crude Oil,  F - January, 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

Crude Oil

CL

Natural Gas

NG

Heating Oil

HO

Unleaded Gas

RB

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