Trading BriefsThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
THE Kansas City Board of Trade set calendar month records for its hard red winter (HRW) wheat futures contract and the exchange as a whole in February. A total of 714,517 contracts were traded at the exchange last month, second only to 765,357 contracts traded in August 2010. HRW wheat wheat futures trading volume of 689,530 contracts was second only to 752,373 contracts in August 2010. The previous February volume record for the exchange was 547,690 contracts in 2006, with the previous HRW wheat futures record at 492,978 lots in 2006.