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 31 March 2020

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

Contract Price
SPOT 1587.90
Month 1 1588.60
Month 6 1593.80
Month 12 1594.30
Month 24 1589.00

LME GOLD CLOSING PRICES, US$ PER fine troy ounce

LME Gold Volumes and Market Open Interest

Trading date Volume1 Open Interest2 
26 Mar 10    - 
25 Mar 10 7,029
24 Mar 10 7,029
23 Mar 66  7,029
20 Mar 43 7,029
19 Mar 22 7,031
18 Mar 47 7,029
17 Mar  44  9,302
16 Mar 70  9,302
13 Mar 32  9,302
12 Mar 39  9,302
11 Mar 27  9,297
10 Mar 37  9,297
9 Mar 25  9,302
6 Mar 10 9,297
5 Mar 10 9,297
4 Mar 10  9,297
3 Mar 10  9,297 
2 Mar 10  9,297

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 
31-Mar 1608.10 1603.40 1608.70
30-Mar 1622.50 1625.40 1622.50
27-Mar 1622.40 1623.10 1622.40
26-Mar 1616.10 1617.40 1627.90
25-Mar 1627.90 1612.10  1612.10 
24-Mar 1594.50 1597.20 1597.00 
23-Mar  1493.30  1499.20  1528.00
20-Mar 1505.29 1501.20  1497.60
19-Mar 1480.60 1474.10 1477.00
18-Mar 1504.80 1515.30 1498.80
17-Mar  1473.20 1476.00 1538.90
16-Mar 1504.20 1463.60 1490.50
13-Mar 1587.90 1581.30 1563.40
12-Mar 1637.60 1632.70 1583.70 
11-Mar 1662.50 1666.20 1653.30 
10-Mar 1656.40 1662.90 1656.30 
09-Mar 1676.90 1676.10 1671.50 
06-Mar 1684.50  1687.30 1684.90
05-Mar 1646.10 1648.00 1658.20
04-Mar 1644.50 1644.20 1643.20
03-Mar  1598.10 1601.80 1621.10
02-Mar  1609.60 1605.90 1598.40

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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