Underlying Futures Contract: SHFE Copper (CU)
Depth: Continuous Futures Contract #2 (CU2)
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: Unadjusted. Prices are not adjusted in any way. Continuous contracts reflect raw prices from the underlying contracts.
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: 5 ton
Deliverable Good: Standard products: 1# Standard Copper Cathode (Cu-CATH-2) as prescribed in the National Standard of GB/T467-2010, with Copper+Silver≥99.95%. Substitutions: Grade-A Copper (Cu-CATH-1) as prescribed in the National Standard of GB/T467-2010; or Grade-A Copper (Cu-CATH-1) as prescribed in BS EN 1978:1998
Tick Size: Yuan per ton
Pricing Unit: 10 Yuan per ton
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.