Ironbeam Symbol Guide


The Ironbeam trading platform uses a simple syntax for exchange symbols. Unlike many other platforms, the Ironbeam app uses the same symbols that the actual exchange that they are traded on uses. All you need to do is type the exchange symbol and the expiration separated by a period.

The symbol for the E-Mini S&P 500 is ES. The expiration code for December 2020 is Z20. Therefore, the symbol for the December 2020 E-Mini contract is ES.Z20.

For options you will use the same syntax however, we will add C (for call) or P (for put) and the strike price at the end, also separated by a period. So for the December 2020 3000 strike call, the symbol will be ES.Z20.C3000.

Spread symbols are also designed to be easy to add. Type in the front-month contract, a hyphen, then the back month contract. The symbol for December 2020 vs. December 2021 Crude Oil calendar spread would be CL.Z20-CL.Z21.

Futures Contract Month Codes

Month Code
January F
February G
March H
April J
May K
June M
July N
August Q
September U
October V
November X
December Z

CME Equity Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
S&P 500 Futures SP SP.Z20
E-Mini S&P 500 Futures ES ES.Z20
E-Mini S&P 500 Options ES ES.Z20.C3000
E-Mini Dow Futures & Options YM YM.Z20 or YM.Z20.C15000
Nikkei 225 NKD NKD.Z20
E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Futures NQ NQ.Z20
E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Options NQ NQ.Z20.C11000
Micro E-Mini S&P 500 MES MES.Z20
Micro E-Mini Dow Jones MYM MES.Z20
Micro E-Mini Nasdaq MNQ MES.Z20
Micro E-Mini Russell 2000 M2K MES.Z20

CME/NYMEX Energy Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
Crude Oil Futures CL CL.Z20
Crude Oil Options LO LO.Z20.C5000
E-Mini Crude Oil QM QM.Z20
Heating Oil HO HO.Z20
Natural Gas NG NG.Z20
E-Mini Natural Gas QG QG.Z20
RBOB GasolineRB RB RB.Z20

CME/CBOT Interest Rate Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
30 Year Treasury Bond Futures ZB ZB.Z20
30 Year Treasury Bond Options OZB OZB.Z20.C2000
30 Year Ultra Treasury Bond Futures UB UB.Z20
30 Year Ultra Treasury Bond Options OUB OUB.Z20.C2200
10 Year Treasury Note Futures ZN ZN.Z20
10 Year Treasury Note Options OZN OZN.Z20.C1400
10 Year Ultra Treasury Note Futures TN TN.Z20
10 Year Ultra Treasury Note Options OTN OTN.Z20.C15900
5 Year Treasury Note Futures ZF ZF.Z20
5 Year Treasury Note Options OZF OZF.Z20.C1250
2 Year Treasury Note Futures ZT ZT.Z20
2 Year Treasury Note Options OZT OZT.Z20.C1100
Eurodollar Futures GE GE.Z20
Eurodollar Options GE GE.Z20.C09950
30 Day Fed Funds ZQ ZQ.Z20

CME/CBOT Agricultural Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
Corn Futures & Options ZC / OZC ZC.Z20 / OZC.Z20.C0600
Soybean Futures & Options ZS / OZS ZS.X20 / OZS.X20.C1000
Soybean Meal Futures & Options ZM / OZM ZM.Z20 / OZM.Z20.C0500
Soybean Oil Futures & Options ZL / OZL ZL.Z20 / OZL.Z20.C0500
Oat Futures & Options ZO / OZO ZO.Z20 / OZO.Z20.C0250
Rough Rice Futures & Options ZR / OZR ZR.X20 / OZR.X20.C1440
Wheat Futures & Options ZW / OZW ZW.Z20 / OZW.Z20.C0450
HRW Wheat Futures & Options KE / OKE KE.Z20 / OKE.Z20.C0380
Mini-Sized Corn Futures XC XC.Z20
Mini-Sized Wheat Futures XW XW.Z20
Mini-Sized Soybean Futures XK XK.X20
Feeder Cattle Futures & Options GF GF.X20 / GF.X20.C0800
Live Cattle Futures & Options LE LE.Z20 / LE.Z20.C0700
Lean Hog Futures & Options HE HE.Z20 / HE.Z20.C0400
Lumber Futures & Options LBS LBS.X20 / LBS.X20.C2000

CME/COMEX Metals Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
Gold Futures GC GC.Z20
Mini Gold Futures QO QO.Z20
Micro Gold Futures MGC MGC.Z20
Copper Futures HG HG.Z20
Silver Futures SI SI.Z20

ICE Softs Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
Cocoa Futures & Options CC CC.Z20 / CC.Z20.C3000
Cotton No. 2 Futures & Options CT CT.Z20 / CT.Z20.C9200
Coffee Futures & Options KC KC.Z20 / KC.Z20.C13000
Frozen OJ Futures & Options OJ OJ.X20 / OJ.X20.XC9000
Sugar No. 11 Futures & Options SB SB.V20 / SB.V20.C1350

ICE Index Contracts

Contract / Product Symbol Example
US Dollar Index Futures & Options DX DX.Z20 / DX.Z20.C1000

DISCLAIMER: There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures and options products. Losses in excess of your initial investment may occur. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Please contact your account representative with concerns or questions.

By Ironbeam| July 8, 2020| Trader Education| 0 Comments

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