All our contracts are designed to give those along the metal supply chain, as well as investment communities, the ability to 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.

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