Uranium Futures Trading Basics

Uranium futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of uranium (eg. 250 pounds) at a predetermined price on a future delivery date.

Uranium Futures Exchanges

You can trade Uranium futures at New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

NYMEX Uranium futures prices are quoted in dollars and cents per pound and are traded in lot sizes of 250 pounds .

Exchange & Product NameSymbolContract SizeInitial Margin
NYMEX Uranium Futures
(Price Quotes)
UX250 pounds
(Full Contract Spec)
USD 1,620 (approx. 12%)
(Latest Margin Info)

Uranium Futures Trading Basics

Consumers and producers of uranium can manage uranium price risk by purchasing and selling uranium futures. Uranium producers can employ a short hedge to lock in a selling price for the uranium they produce while businesses that require uranium can utilize a long hedge to secure a purchase price for the commodity they need.

Uranium futures are also traded by speculators who assume the price risk that hedgers try to avoid in return for a chance to profit from favorable uranium price movement. Speculators buy uranium futures when they believe that uranium prices will go up. Conversely, they will sell uranium futures when they think that uranium prices will fall.

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