LME Gold

LME Gold combines daily prompts (including spot) out to 25 days with monthly and quarterly dates along a tradeable five-year forward curve. In this way, the system seamlessly blends the daily structure of the London over-the-counter (OTC) market, and the monthly futures approach of existing exchange offerings.

The contract can be traded electronically from 01.00 to 20.00 (London time) via LMEselect, and through the 24-hour inter-office telephone market.

Market participants can access LME Gold prices for free using LMElive.

Data valid for 18 April 2019

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

Contract Price
SPOT 1274.00
Month 1 1275.90
Month 6 1290.10
Month 12 1306.90
Month 24 1336.80

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

LME Gold Volumes and Market Open Interest

Trading date Volume1 Open Interest2 
17 Apr 2,189     - 
16 Apr 2,081  18,924
15 Apr 1,739  19,136 
12 Apr 1,221  19,225 
11 Apr  2,367  19,663 
10 Apr 2,360  19,714
9 Apr 746  18,193
8 Apr 617  19,075 
5 Apr 1,194  19,694 
4 Apr 1,637  19,762 
3 Apr 226  20,848 
2 Apr 2,175  20,932 
1 Apr 436  20,168

Volumes are quoted in lots and published T+2 days in arrears
2 Market Open Interest (the total of member and client open positions in lots) is published T+3 in arrears

LME Gold Volumes and Market Open Interest: Current calendar year


29,610
29,610

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LME Gold reference prices, US$ per fine troy ounce

 LME Gold
 Date AM Midday      PM 
18-Apr 1276.50 1275.50 1275.80
17-Apr 1276.10 1276.60 1275.70
16-Apr  1283.70  1283.90 1275.70
15-Apr  1287.00  1286.70  1285.40
12-Apr 1293.50 1294.60 1293.70
11-Apr 1304.60  1304.80 1298.30
10-Apr 1304.40 1303.60  1305.70
09-Apr 1302.00 1301.80 1303.60
08-Apr 1297.20 1297.60 1300.40
05-Apr 1289.30 1290.00  1289.00
04-Apr  1291.60  1291.00  1282.80 
03-Apr  1291.90  1293.40  1290.40 
02-Apr 1287.20 1287.00 1290.00
01-Apr 1291.80  1289.90  1293.80

 

LME Gold Reference prices: Current calendar year

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LME GOLD Closing prices

LME Gold Contract specifications

Name LME Gold
Contract code AU
Contract type Futures
Underlying material Loco London Fine Gold held in London and complying with standards relating to good delivery and fineness acceptable to the Precious Metal Clearer of the Clearing House for the purpose of effecting settlement with the Clearing House, as such standards are in effect from time to time.
Lot size
100 fine troy ounces
Price quotation
US dollars and cents per fine troy ounce
Clearable currencies
US dollars
Trading venues
LMEselect
Inter-office market
Trading hours 01:00 – 20:00 London time
24 hours
Contract period
Daily Dates tradeable from T+1 to T+3, Monthly Dates for at least 24 months (third Wednesday Prompt) and for a further twelve Calendar Quarterly Dates, as defined in the LME Rulebook
Daily Dates tradeable from T+1 to T+25, Monthly Dates for at least 24 months (third Wednesday Prompt) and for a further twelve Calendar Quarterly Dates, as defined in the LME Rulebook
Minimum price fluctuation (tick size)
$0.100 per fine troy ounce
$0.001 per fine troy ounce
(Carries)
$0.001 per fine troy ounce
$0.001 per fine troy ounce
Termination of trading
The last trading time for LMEprecious Gold Futures shall be 16:00 London time on the Last Trading Day. The Last Trading Day for LMEprecious Gold Futures shall be the Business Day which is one Business Day before the Prompt Date.
Settlement procedure
All unallocated Precious Metal deliveries to LME Clear should be made to LME Clear's nominated Precious Metal Clearer, in accordance with the Settlement Instructions issued by LME Clear
Margining
Realised Variation Margins applied

1 Defined terms used in this contract specification shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the LME Rulebook or LME Clear Rulebook (as appropriate)

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