Traded Average Price Options (TAPOs) give the metal community a flexible way of hedging exposures to average metals prices.
This is particularly useful because a large proportion of physical contracts are negotiated basis the average prices over particular time periods.
TAPOs are financially settled Asian options, whose payoff depends on the Monthly Average Settlement Price (MASP) for the contract month.
LME Aluminium Alloy
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A guide to trading and hedging average prices on the LME (PDF)
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