MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — MGEX announced on March 5 new trading hours for futures and options contracts in the Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) and Index contracts beginning with the April 8 trade date, pending Commodities Futures Trading Commission review.

The new trading hours for HRSW are as follows:

• Sunday to Friday, electronic trading from 7 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. CT;

• Monday to Friday, break in electronic trading from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. CT;

• Monday to Friday, electronic trading and open outcry options from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT.

The contract settlement period for HRSW will be 1:14 p.m. to 1:14:59 p.m. CT.

The new trading hours for all Index contracts will be Sunday to Friday, 7 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. CT.

Additionally, the cash market hours at MGEX become 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.