Underlying Futures Contract: MGEX Hard Red Spring Wheat (MW)
Depth: Continuous Futures Contract #1 (MW1)
Roll Date: Roll on Last Trading Day. Contracts roll on the last trading day of the expiring or front contract. Thus the continuous contract history is a non-overlapping end-to-end concatenation of underlying individual contracts, spliced on successive expiry dates.
Price Adjustment: Forwards Panama Canal Method. Price histories of each underlying contract are shifted up or down by a constant amount, starting with the oldest contract and working forwards, so as to eliminate jumps in price between consecutive contracts. Note that in this method, the current continuous contract price does not match the current underlying futures price, due to the cumulative effect of all the historical adjustments.
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: 5000 bushels
Deliverable Good: No. 2 or better Northern Spring Wheat with a protein content of 13.5% or higher, with 13% protein deliverable at a discount.
Tick Size: 1/4 cent per bushel or $12.50 per contract
Pricing Unit: US Dollars and Cents per bushel
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.