All our contracts are designed to give those along the metal supply chain, as well as investment communities, the ability hedge against or take on price risk.
Our unique prompt-date structure for physically settled contracts provides flexibility for the metal community to trade daily, weekly and monthly, mirroring physical trading.
The LME cash-settled futures range allows participants to trade monthly prompts out to 15 months against market leading price-reporting agency settlement prices.
All LME contracts are traded in lots - which vary in size from 1 to 50 metric tonnes depending on contract type and the underlying metal - and are priced in US dollars.
The LME publishes official exchange rates to enable settlement in pound sterling, Japanese yen and euros, as well as US dollars.
LMEpassport, a key component of the LME’s drive for a more sustainable future, is a new system that does away with paper certificates of analysis and provides the market with a new voluntary register of a metal’s sustainability credentials.Find out more