CME Group Micro Gold and Gold Products Update – August 2020

  • 4 Aug 2020
  • By CME Group
  • Topics: Metals

Micro Gold Futures (MGC) update

  • The COMEX Gold market traded to all-time highs during July 2020.
  • The active contract briefly traded through 2000 USD/oz on July 31.
  • The settlement on July 31 of 1985.9 was the all-time high settlement for the active contract.

*  APAC hours represent 8 a.m.-8 p.m. SGT/HKT

Source: CME Group

MGC price movement and daily range (expressed in terms of 1 lot notional)

*  Intraday price movement is expressed as the difference between the daily high price and the daily low price, multiplied by the contract notional size in troy ounce.

Source: CME Group

Options heatmap

From the period of June 30 to July 31, the following options showed relatively large builds in OI:

  • December ’20 2000 calls (+5,031 lots)
  • March ’21 2125 calls (+5,575 lots)
  • December ’20 1675 puts (+3,040 lots)
  • September ’20 1800 puts (+3,075 lots)

Source: QuikStrike Options heatmap tool


Key economic events in August

  • August 3 – US ISM Manufacturing PMI – 10 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 5 – US Balance of Trade – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 6 – US Initial Jobless claims – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 7 – US Non Farm Payrolls – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 11 – US PPI – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 12 – US Inflation numbers – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 14 – US Retail Sales – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT
  • August 27 – US GDP Growth Rate – 8:30 p.m. SGT/HKT

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