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COMMODITY SYMBOLS

Commodity futures contracts are quoted with symbols. Commodity quotes have three parts. The 1 or 2 character Contract symbol, the one character Month symbol, and the last digit of the year in which the contract expires. The reference guide below will familiarize you with the commodity symbols so that you learn how to read metal futures and options prices. 

Example: December 2009 Gold Futures (GCZ9)
 GC - Gold, Z - December, 9 - 2009

COMMODITY MONTH SYMBOLS
What are the commodity month symbols?

MONTH

SYMBOL

 MONTH

SYMBOL

MONTH

SYMBOL

January

F

May

K

September

U

February

G

June

M

October

V

March

H

July

N

November

X

April

J

August

Q

December

Z

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COMMODITY CONTRACT SYMBOLS
What are the commodity futures contract symbols?

CONTRACT

SYMBOL

GOLD

GC

SILVER

SI

PLATINUM

PL

PALLADIUM

PA

COPPER

HG

ALUMINUM

AL

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