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Copper Futures Quotes

How is copper quoted? The copper futures price is different than the copper options price. Commodity and futures prices like copper prices are usually quoted the same way prices are quoted in the cash market (physical market). That is, in dollars, cents, and sometimes fractions of a cent. Different commodities are quoted in different trading units. copper prices are quoted per ounce. Be certain you understand the price quotation system for the particular commodity that you consider trading.

The NYMEX copper futures contract is a contract for future physical delivery of 25,000 lbs of copper; however, the vast majority of the futures positions are offset well before delivery. The NYMEX copper futures contract is priced in dollars and cents per pound. The copper futures trade in $0.0005 ($0.05 cents)increments, equivalent to $12.50 per contract.

Example of Futures Quote:

1.5085 means $1.5085 per pound.

Copper Options Quotes

The NYMEX copper options contract controls 25,000 lbs of copper based on the underlying futures contract. The copper option strike prices are $0.01 (1¢) per pound apart for strike prices below $0.40 (40¢), $0.02 (2¢) per pound apart for strike prices between $0.40 (40¢) and $1.20, and $0.05 (5¢) per pound apart for strike prices above $1.20.

Example of Options Quote:

0.0665 means $0.0665 per pound
$0.0665 X 25,000 ounces = $1,662.50

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