Tokyo Grain Exchange Azuki (Red Bean)
Each TGE Azuki (Red Bean) futures contract represents 2,400 kilograms (80 bags) of standard or deliverable Azuki (Red Bean), which is defined in accordance with the Exchange rules, and its delivery date is set as the business day prior to the last business day of the delivery month (December 24th for the December contract; if not a business day, the delivery day is moved up to the nearest business day).
As of July 2008, each TGE Azuki (Red Bean) futures contract is subject to a margin rate of 82,000 yen (122,000 yen after July 15) for the spot month and 62,000 yen for the next month, and 42,000 yen for the other months.
In June 2008, TGE Azuki (Red Bean) futures traded 29,408 contracts (-21 percent YOY) and its turnover amounted to 50.3 billion yen (+4.2 percent YOY).
|TGE Azuki (Red Bean) futures|
|Exchange||Tokyo Grain Exchange|
|Trade Unit||2,400 kilograms (80 bags)|
|Point Value||¥80 per contract|
|Tick Value||¥800 per contract|
|Contract Months||6 consecutive months|
|Last Trading Day||Two business days prior to the delivery day.|
|Note: This contract is electronic ONLY -- no open outcry|
|No Open Outcry||Electronic|
|Trading Hours||N/A||9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.