GC=F - Gold Dec 19

COMEX - COMEX Delayed Price. Currency in USD
1,497.10
-0.50 (-0.03%)
As of 8:27AM EDT. Market open.
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Pre. SettlementN/A
Settlement Date2019-12-27
Open1,497.70
Bid1,496.90
Last Price1,497.60
Day's Range1,492.70 - 1,503.00
Volume113,548
Ask1,496.80
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