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Gold Options Contract Specs

Options
Contract Unit 100 troy ounces
Minimum Price Fluctuation 0.10 per troy ounce = $10.00
Price Quotation U.S. dollars and cents per troy ounce
Trading Hours Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
Product Code CME Globex: OG
CME ClearPort: OG
Clearing: OG
Listed Contracts Monthly contracts listed for 20 consecutive months and any June in December in the nearest 72 months.
Termination Of Trading Trading terminates at 12:30 p.m. CT on the 4th last business day of the month prior to the contract month. If the 4th last business day occurs on a Friday or the day before a holiday, trading terminates on the prior business day.
Position Limits NYMEX Position Limits
Exchange Rulebook COMEX 115
Block Minimum Block Minimum Thresholds
Price Limit Or Circuit Price Limits
Vendor Codes Quote Vendor Symbols Listing
Strike Price Listing Procedures Strike Price Listing and Exercise Procedures Table
Exercise Style American
Settlement Method Deliverable
Underlying Gold Futures

About Gold

Gold futures are hedging tools for commercial producers and users of gold. They also provide global gold price discovery and opportunities for portfolio diversification. In addition, they:

  • Offer ongoing trading opportunities, since gold prices respond quickly to political and economic events
  • Serve as an alternative to investing in gold bullion, coins, and mining stocks

Things to know about the contracts:

  • Physically delivered
  • Block-trade eligible
  • American-style options
  • Can be traded off-exchange for clearing only through CME ClearPort