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E-micro Gold Futures Contract Specs

Product Symbol MGC
Venue CME Globex
(All Times are New York Time/ET)
CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (5:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Chicago Time/CT) with a 45-minute break each day beginning at 5:15 p.m. (4:15 p.m. CT)
Contract Size 10 troy ounces
Price Quotation U.S. Dollars and Cents per troy ounce
Minimum Fluctuation $0.10 per troy ounce
Termination of Trading Trading terminates on the third last business day of the delivery month.
Listed Contracts Trading is conducted for delivery in any February, April, June, August, October, and December falling within a 24-month period for which a 100 Troy Ounce Gold Futures contract is listed.
Settlement Type Physical - The medium of exchange is an "ACE", Accumulated Certificate of Exchange, not a 10 ounce gold bar. Upon delivery of an E-micro Gold Futures contract, the buyer receives/seller delivers an ACE, issued by the CME clearing house. An ACE represents a 10% ownership in a 100-Troy Ounce Gold bar held in the form of a COMEX gold warrant.
Delivery Period Delivery may take place on any business day beginning on the first business day of the delivery month or any subsequent business day of the delivery month, but not later than the last business day of the current delivery month.
Grade and Quality Specifications Gold delivered under this contract shall assay to a minimum of 995 fineness.
Settlement Procedure Daily E-micro Gold Futures Settlement Procedure (PDF)
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Rulebook Chapter 120
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of COMEX.