Whether you’re looking for an easy way to reduce your risk or want to seek profits you can access immediately in evolving zinc markets, COMEX Zinc futures provide a compelling alternative to forwards. Our Special High Grade Zinc futures contract (ZNC) offers the ability to deliver or take delivery of Zinc ingots in a timely, transparent and efficient. The contract is registered and regulated by facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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Features and benefits

Price transparency

Any potential profit you earn can be accessed almost immediately.  No waiting until contract expiry to use your gains.

Mitigate risk

Minimize your risk with central counterparty clearing facilitated by CME Clearing so you can rest easy without worrying about your counterparty’s ability to fulfill their side of the trade.

Greater accessibility

Monthly contract listing translates to greater liquidity which focuses around monthly expirations.

Better security

Settlement prices are derived from pricing activity in the electronic markets using the volume weighted average price (VWAP), providing the opportunity to participate in establishing the settlement price.

More offsets and savings

If you become a COMEX member there are a variety of reduced rates memberships available. You also could reduce initial margin requirements through margin offsets if you trade multiple COMEX products, for instance, copper.

Nearly 24-hour access

COMEX Zinc futures trade nearly around the clock, so when surprise events happen, you have the access you need to act.

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