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Note that all contracts are subject to the LME’s rules and regulations and LME Clear span margining.

Contract code CB
Contract type Futures
Delivery type Cash settled
Lot size 1 metric tonne
Contract period
Monthly prompts out to 15 months
Price quotation US dollars per metric tonne
Clearable currency USD
Minimum price fluctuation Venue
Outright Carries
LMEselect $50.00 $0.01
Telephone $0.01 $0.01
Termination of trading Last LME business day of the contract month
Daily settlement procedure LME Trading Operations will calculate daily settlement values based on its published procedure
Final settlement price published by the LME Last trading day
Final settlement procedure1 Final settlement, following termination of the trading for a contract month, will be based on the reported arithmetic monthly average of the Fastmarkets MB Cobalt Standard Grade free market $/tonne in warehouseassessment which is available from 15:00 London time on the last trading day. Please note: the settlement price will be taken from the low end of the standard grade range
Trading venues LMEselect and inter-office telephone
Trading hours LMEselect 01:00 - 19:00 London time
Inter-office telephone 24 hours a day
Margining Realised variation margins applied


Prices for the Fastmarkets MB Cobalt Standard Grade free market $/tonne in warehouse assessment are generally published according to the UK holiday schedule, please refer directly to the provider for the latest information on any amendments or changes.

This is a summary of the contract specifications. For full contract specification details, please refer to the LME Rulebook and for other information, please refer to our disclaimer page. 

Note that all contracts are subject to the LME’s rules and regulations and LME Clear span margining.

1In certain circumstances, the cash-settled futures Index that is used as the Final Settlement Price for this cash-settled future may be known before the last trading date/time. In these circumstances, it will be possible for market participants to enter bids and offers, and to trade, in this cash-settled future on LMEselect and in the inter-office market on the basis of a known price. The Exchange shall not accept any liability for any losses that a market participant may incur as a result of trading activity conducted in these circumstances.

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