The EBS Report

Spot | Forwards | NDFs | Metals

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The EBS Report. Find out what’s trending, what themes we’re seeing in our markets, new products and services we’re launching, and how our technology re-platforming is progressing. Stay informed on economic developments and other market events affecting EBS.

  • 12 Oct 2020
  • By CME Group

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Spotlight on Silver: Strong precious metals volumes on EBS

This year has seen volatile conditions in precious metals markets, resulting in increased volumes across EBS’ portfolio of precious metals markets.

With the pandemic affecting metal supply chains and bringing dramatic changes to the interest rate environment, money supply, and inflation expectations, demand for precious metal has been on the rise. This can be seen most clearly in the silver market, where prices have more than doubled since their low point in March. EBS Silver trading activity hit new highs in July.

CME Group also provides the most liquid markets for precious metal futures and options, which complement the EBS spot markets.

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EBS trading volume has also been strong in gold and PGMs. With the rising price for silver and gold, the total dollar value traded on the platform has been even more robust.

EBS offers spot markets for gold, silver, platinum, and palladium against the US dollar ‒ and gold against the Euro.


Our Chief Economist’s perspective on COVID-19 affecting the FX markets