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 27 January 2020

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

Contract Price
SPOT 1578.30
Month 1 1580.00
Month 6 1592.10
Month 12 1606.00
Month 24 1624.00

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

LME Gold Volumes and Market Open Interest

Trading date Volume1 Open Interest2 
23 Jan 10     - 
22 Jan 10  9,808
21 Jan 10  9,808
20 Jan 10  9,808
17 Jan 0 9,808
16 Jan 10  9,808
15 Jan 10  9,808
14 Jan 10  10,626
13 Jan 10,621
10 Jan 10,621
9 Jan 10,621
8 Jan 10,621
7 Jan 0 10,621 
6 Jan 10,621
3 Jan 10,621
2 Jan 10,621

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

Historical LME Gold Volumes and Market Open Interest


29,610
29,610

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LME Gold reference prices, US$ per fine troy ounce

 LME Gold
 Date AM Midday      PM 
27-Jan  1583.10 1583.50  
24-Jan 1561.60 1559.30 1565.10
23-Jan 1554.30 1552.60 1562.00
22-Jan 1558.20 1556.10 1556.80
21-Jan 1556.90 1556.50 1551.80
20-Jan 1559.70 1559.90 1559.90
17-Jan 1555.90 1556.60 1557.50
16-Jan 1555.10 1556.00  1553.80
15-Jan 1551.50 1551.70 1548.90
14-Jan 1545.10 1544.10 1545.60
13-Jan 1550.20 1553.10 1550.40
10-Jan 1549.10 1550.40  1553.40
09-Jan 1547.60 1548.10 1552.30
08-Jan 1582.30 1578.00 1572.60
07-Jan 1566.30 1567.60 1567.20
06-Jan 1576.40 1578.40 1573.20
03-Jan 1547.00  1549.60 1547.80
02-Jan 1520.60 1521.90 1526.80

LME Gold Reference prices: Historical data

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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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