DURUM WHEAT FUTURES
The Third Degree Durum Wheat
Price Quotation and Minimum Price Tick
Value of 1 Kg durum wheat shall be quoted in terms of Turkish lira significant to four decimals. Last digit after the decimal point shall be either 0 (zero) or 5 (five) (as in TRY/kg 0.9865 or 0.9870). The minimum price tick is 0.0005. Value of one tick corresponds to TRY 2.5.
January, February, May, July, September and December (Contracts with three different months nearest to the current month shall be traded concurrently. If September is not one of those three months, an extra contract with an expiration month of September shall be launched.)
T+5 for physical delivery.
Losses are deducted from the accounts at the end of T day, profits are added to the accounts on T day as well.
Continuous trading from 09:30 to 18:15 (local time).
Daily Settlement Price
The daily settlement price is calculated as follows at the end of the session and rounded to the nearest price tick:
a) The weighted average price of all the trades executed within the last 10 minutes of the session,
b) If less than 10 trades were realized in the last 10 minutes of the session, the weighted average price of the last 10 trades executed during the session,
c) If less than 10 trades were realized in the session, the weighted average price of all the trades executed during the session,
d) If no trades were done during the session, the previous day settlement,
will be determined as the daily settlement price.
If the daily settlement price cannot be calculated with the above methods by the end of the session, or the prices calculated do not reflect the market correctly, the daily settlement price may be determined by using one or more of the following methods
a) The average of the best buy and sell quotations at the end of the session,
b) Theoretical prices are calculated considering spot price of the underlying asset or the daily settlement price for other contract months of the contract.
Trade reporting will not be taken into consideration in the above calculations. The Settlement Price Committee’s right to change the daily settlement price is under reserve.
Final Settlement Price
The Last Settlement Price shall be calculated as follows:
The volume weighted average of prices for Standard 3 durum wheat formed at Konya Commodity Exchange in the last trading day is to be calculated. This price shall be considered as The Last Settlement Price.
If no price is formed at the Konya Commodity Exchange in the last trading day for the third degree durum wheat;
- Bid and offer prices available on the market for the third degree durum wheat,
- Prices of the first and/or the second degree durum wheat,
- Volume weighted average of the third degree durum wheat prices for the day before the last trading day,
the methods mentioned above are used alone or together in order to determine the final settlement price by the Settlement Price Committee.
The Settlement Price Committee may increase or cut the number of days on which price information is obtained from the Konya Commodity Exchange, may consider the prices of the third degree durum wheat formed at other grain exchanges for calculating the Last Settlement Price.
The final settlement price determined with the above-mentioned methods shall be rounded to nearest price tick.
Last business day of each contract month. In case domestic markets are closed for half day due to an official holiday, expiry date shall be the preceding business day.
Last Trading Day
Last business day of each contract month. In case domestic markets are closed for half day due to an official holiday, last trading day shall be the preceding business day.
Daily Price Limit
Base price is the price determined by the Settlement Price Committee on the day the relevant contract is introduced for trading, and used in calculating the daily price change limits. For the other days, base price is the settlement price of the previous day.
The daily price limit is set as +/-20% of the base price which is found by rounding the previous daily settlement price to the nearest price tick. If the price limits found by this method is not a valid price tick, for upper limit it is rounded up, while the lower limit is rounded down to the nearest price tick.
Clearing legislation shall be applied.
Issues regarding physical settlement
Physical delivery is realized through Electronic Warehouse Receipts System (EWHR). Transactions subject to physical delivery will be completed at the end of settlement period through corresponding transactions to be executed at Borsa Konya. In principal, physical delivery is to be executed with the second degree Anatolian Hard Red wheat. However, according to the market conditions and provided that it is declared in advance, the physical delivery may be executed with the first or the third degree Anatolian Hard Red wheat considering premium and discount amounts/ratios. Premium and discount amounts/ratios will be determined by Borsa İstanbul A.Ş. and Borsa Konya A.Ş.