The Hindu Business Line  Sep 10  Comment 
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is stuck within the ₹414-₹433 range for the fifth consecutive week. The contract is currently poised at the mid-poi...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 3  Comment 
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) is trading in a sideways range, as indicated last week. The contract has been stuck between ₹414-433 a kg...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 27  Comment 
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) reversed higher, and is up by over 2 per cent in the past week, contrary to expectations of a fall. Positive US hous...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 25  Comment 
Copper futures rose 3.3% last week, as investors have grown more confident about the global economy and after Glencore surprised markets with an upbeat forecast on copper demand.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 20  Comment 
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange has fallen sharply in the past week by about 3 per cent. Weak economic data release from the euro zone and weak housing d...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 13  Comment 
As expected, the copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) has dropped in the last week. However, the contract is still retaining its ₹424-439 a kg sideways range...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 6  Comment 
The copper futures contract is continuing to oscillate around its 200-day moving average level of ₹432 a kg for the fifth week now. The contract has been ranged between ₹424 and ₹439...


COMEX Copper futures are traded on the COMEX division of the NYMEX under ticker symbol HG in U.S. cents per pound.[1]

The chart at left shows front-month copper prices on the Commodities Exchange (COMEX) in U.S. cents per pound.

Delivery Dates

COMEX Copper futures are delivered every year in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December (all months).[1]

The following is a table with COMEX Copper futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
January, 2009HGF9HG/F9-NC
February, 2009HGG9HG/G9-NC
March, 2009HGH9HG/H9-NC
April, 2009HGJ9HG/J9-NC
May, 2009HGK9HG/K9-NC
June, 2009HGM9HG/M9-NC
July, 2009HGN9HG/N9-NC
August, 2009HGQ9HG/Q9-NC
September, 2009HGU9HG/U9-NC
October, 2009HGV9HG/V9-NC
November, 2009HGX9HG/X9-NC
December, 2009HGZ9HG/Z9-NC

Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One COMEX Copper futures contract on the COMEX division of the NYMEX is 25,000 pounds.[1]

Tick Value

Price changes are registered in multiples of five one-hundredths of one cent (0.05¢ or $0.0005) per pound, equivalent to $12.50 per contract. A fluctuation of one cent (1¢ or $0.01) is equivalent to $250 per contract.[1]

Daily Price Limit


Trading Hours

  • On the CME Globex electronic platform: 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM, New York Time.[1]
  • Open Outcry (pit session): 8:10 AM until 1:00 PM, New York Time.[1]

Last Trading Day

Trading terminates at the close of business on the third to last business day of the maturing delivery month.[1]

Deliverable Grades

Grade 1 electrolytic copper conforming to the specification B115 as to chemical and physical requirements, as adopted by the American Society for Testing and Materials, and of a brand approved and listed by the Exchange.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The COMEX division of the NYMEX's contract specification for COMEX Copper futures
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