Copper Futures and Options

    Effective at the close of trading July 28, 2017 for the August 2017 contract month and beyond, the Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“COMEX” or “Exchange”) will increase the spot month position limits for five (5) Copper Futures and Option contracts from 1,000 to 1,200 futures contract equivalents, as noted below and in Appendix A of COMEX Submission 17-274.

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COMEX 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:

  • Liquidity: Experience global liquidity around-the-clock
  • Cost-Efficient: Affordable, transparent exchange fees with margin offset savings
  • Extensive trading opportunities: Cyclical movements in construction and industrial machinery and political situations affecting government-controlled copper mining
  • Central clearing: Guaranteed counterparty credit and segregation of customer funds
  • Price transparency: Equal access while maintaining anonymity in bids and offers
Product Last Change Chart Globex Vol
2.9675 +0.0065 Show Price Chart 4,701

Copper Futures Volume and Open Interest

Copper futures have seen record open interest in 2017 and it continues to grow.

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Benefit from Copper Margin Offsets

Significant savings

The initial margin charge on a Copper contract could be partially offset if you have the opposite position in another commodity contract cleared through the same FCM at CME Group.

Copper could be offset with other liquid commodity contracts at CME Group, including  other base and precious metals, ferrous metals, energy and FX products.

Base Metals and Ferrous

Margin Offsets

ALI – Aluminum futures


ZNC – Zinc futures


TIO – Iron Ore futures


AUP, EDP – Aluminum Premium futures


Precious and PGMs

Margin Offsets

PA – Palladium futures NYMEX


PL – Platinum futures NYMEX


SI – COMEX 5000  Silver futures


Crude Oil

Margin Offsets

CL – NYMEX Crude Oil futures


OQ – DME Oman Crude Oil


CY – Brent Financial futures


MFF - Coal API4 futures



Margin Offsets

XAI - Industrial Select Sector Futures


XAB - Materials Select Sector Futures



Margin Offsets

AD - Australian Dollar futures


* Margins are subject to change. Above data as of March 23, 2017. View most current rates.

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