Copper Futures and Options

Copper

CME Group Copper futures can be used as a hedging tool for copper price mitigation for a range of market participants.

Benefit from global price discovery and opportunities for portfolio diversification, as well as:

  • Extensive trading opportunities: copper prices are sensitive to cyclical industries, such as construction and industrial machinery manufacturing, and to political situations in countries where copper mining is government-controlled
  • Central clearing: guaranteed counterparty credit and segregation of customer funds
  • Price transparency: equal access for all market participants while maintaining anonymity in bids and offers

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Report - Iron Ore & Copper: Prospects Tied to China, Brazil & Australia

Erik Norland, Sr. Economist

Report Highlights:

  • Iron ore, copper trading sideways after peaking in 2015/16
  • Mining supply also to be blamed as prices held above production costs.
  • Flat prices could signal China's lackluster growth despite stimulus
  • Low U.S. mortgage rates, tight labor market a plus for copper
  • Iron ore supply grew faster than copper's in the past decade

Copper Products

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Exchange Product Group Subgroup Category Subcategory Cleared As Volume Open Interest
HG HG - HG Copper Futures COMEX Metals Base - - Futures 73,853 237,105
HX HXE HX HX Copper Options COMEX Metals Base - - Options 21 3,209
HGS HGS - HGS Copper Financial Futures COMEX Metals Base - - Futures 0 1,931
QC QC - - E-mini Copper Futures COMEX Metals Base - - Futures 24 132
Trade Date: 02 Dec 2016 | PRELIMINARY

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