A fact sheet about gold futures and options with contract specifications and information on historical volatility and open interest.
Gold's importance in global markets and responsiveness to world events make our gold futures and options contracts globally accepted liquid financial instruments. They are used extensively as a hedge against inflation and are a safe haven in times of financial uncertainty.
These contracts are available on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, on the trading floor in New York and for over-the-counter (OTC) clearing through CME ClearPort. These contracts provide market users with liquidity, ease of access and unparalleled price transparency.
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Comprised of four exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - we offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the myriad of risks they face in today's uncertain global economy.
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