newratings.com  Mar 11  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Asian shares rose across the board on Friday, shrugging off a subdued start early in the day on anxiety about the dissipating power of global central banks to fight sluggish economic growth and boost inflation. Copper futures...
MarketWatch  Mar 3  Comment 
Copper futures are bouncing off multiyear lows and may be entering a “new bull phase.”
The Times of India  Oct 29  Comment 
Copper futures fell 0.34 per cent to Rs 340.25 per kg on Thursday as speculators trimmed positions amid a weak trend in global markets.
The Australian  Aug 27  Comment 
Copper futures have been boosted by a Chinese market rally which lifted commodities across the board.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 19  Comment 
Copper futures dipped below $5,000 for the first time since the financial crisis, dropping below a key level in a market that has been hit hard by mounting concerns over the health of China’s economy.
MarketWatch  Jul 7  Comment 
Copper futures hit 6-year low as gold points toward lowest close since March
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 24  Comment 
The copper futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) tumbled over 4 per cent in just five trading days from the level of ₹375 on June 15 to ₹359 on June 19. The overall downtre...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 8  Comment 
London copper futures rose on Monday, shrugging off data showing an expected drop in imports by China, but a weak seasonal demand outlook at the top consumer kept the metal prices near their lowes...
The Hindu Business Line  May 27  Comment 
Copper prices moved up by 0.53 per cent to Rs 396.50 per kg at the futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions in tandem with a firm global trend.On the Multi Commodity Excha...
The Hindu Business Line  May 18  Comment 
London copper futures were steady at the start of the trading week on Monday, supported by a softer dollar following weak US economic data.Copper has been consolidating since hitting this y...


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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