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LME Trading Fees


In addition to any commission that a broker may charge its clients the LME charges its members both a trading fee and a clearing fee. Trading is always done in the name of the member and if the member is trading for a client the trade is later crossed into the client name.

The above fees are member fees. When a member trades for a client the member is charged to register both sides of the trade and therefore doubling the per lot fee.

LMEselect is considered Non-Ring and therefore for electronic trading on the LME a client incurs exchange and clearing fees.

*Please note that these fees are quoted by the London Metal Exchange and may be subject to change. Exchange fee charging structure may vary between brokers.

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5 Factors Which Affect Your Cost Of Trading

Market Bid / Offer Spread

This is the amount by which the ask price exceeds the bid price for a metal trade in the market.

Forward Adjustment (Swap)

This is the trade executed to adjust your three month trade to your prompt date.

Transaction Fee

Also known as execution fee, is charged by the exchange.

Clearing Fee

This is the amount charged by the clearing house – LMEClear.

Brokerage Fee

This is the amount charged by your broker for its services and the execution & clearing of your transactions.


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