Underlying Futures Contract: ICE Heating Oil (O)
Depth: Continuous Futures Contract #1 (O1)
Roll Date: Roll on Open Interest Switch. Contracts roll when the open interest of the back contract exceeds that of the front contract. This roll method is also sometimes called ""liquidity-based rolling"" since a trading position based on this rule will always be concentrated in the most liquid futures contract.
Price Adjustment: Backwards Panama Canal Method. Price histories of each underlying contract are shifted up or down by a constant amount, starting with the newest contract and working backwards, so as to eliminate jumps in price between consecutive contracts. Note that in this method, the entire contract history is recalculated on every roll date.
Methodology: To read more about the Stevens roll date and price adjustment methodology, see the Documentation tab on the Stevens Continuous Futures database home page.
Contract Size: 42,000 gallons
Deliverable Good: The cash settlement price in US Dollars and cents per Gallon is equal to the penultimate settlement price for New York Harbor ULSD Heating Oil Futures Contract as made public by NYMEX for the month of production as specified within the relevant Contract Rules by reference to the 2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions.
Tick Size: US dollars and cents
Pricing Unit: .01 cents per gallon
Columns: Open, High, Low, Settle, Volume, Previous Day Open Interest. Note that Open Interest is always reported for the previous trading day, to avoid lookahead bias.