Historical Gold Intraday Futures Data (GCA)

Historical Intraday Gold Futures Data (GCA)

Contract Specs:

Gold (GCA)
Contract Size: USD Troy Ounces
Exchange: Comex
Sector: Metal
Tick Size: 0.1
Tick Value: 10 USD
BPV: 100
Denomination: USD
Decimal Place: 1

Symbol Dates:

Data Type Start Date End Date Sample Data
Daily: 1974 Dec 31 Current Download
Intraday: 1987 Sep 03 Current Download
Tick – Trades Only: 1987 Sep 03 Current Download
Tick – Level 1: 1987 Sep 03 Current Download

Gold Facts

Gold (element symbol AU) is classed as a precious metal. Gold is a dense and malleable metal. One of gold’s best properties is the inability to tarnish and corrode, this means gold will retain its visually appealing appearance when used for jewlery and decorative works, e.g. statues, artwork, etc.

Gold is considered to be a precious metal because it is very scarce. Gold’s scarcity is due to how it is formed as gold can only be formed in stars when they become a supernova (explosion).

Sources: Britannica, Live Science

Gold Historical Futures Data – Format Details

Portara provides gold historical intraday futures for CTAs, hedge funds, portfolio managers, quants and traders and institutions.

Gold futures data can be split into three main headings:

  • Daily futures data – which includes either the last price or the settlement
  • Intraday futures data – which includes trade volume
  • Tick data – which can include the bid, ask and settle

You can purchase historical gold intraday data as individual contracts or in a continuous form.

Continuous futures data can be formatted into back-adjusted, forward-adjusted, ratio adjusted and zero adjusted series. Portara can create bespoke rules for each gold contract based on volume, open interest, tick size and calendar date variations. Control delivery month combinations, timezone settings and timestamps that follow exchange or local time globally for any location.

Portara’s standard gold daily futures data is made up of five data points – open, high, low, last-price and settle. Simply choose to have the daily close based on the last price or the settle depending on whether you wish follow extended sessions or just the day session.

Portara’s gold intraday futures data is supplied as default in 1-minute bar. However, you may also choose other bar granularities such as 2 minute bar, 3 minute bar, 5 minute bar, 10 minute bar, 15 minute bar, 30 minute bar, hourly bar etc. You can also have us extract daily data straight from the intraday database. In this case, you would choose the session (even if you need to cross midnight) and we can supply the custom gold daily futures data between only between the custom session markers you choose.

Portara provides gold tick data in ‘Trades Only’ form or as ‘Level 1’ tick data, which includes the bids and asks. Download the gold sample data above. Our default format timestamp is to the millisecond. Gold tick data includes price, the trade volume, and other trade indicators such as bid, ask, trade and settle.

Remember to compare at the file size of gold trades only data to level 1 tick data as they can vary by factors of 10 to 100 fold. If you have questions simply email us and one of our technicians will guide you.


All of our historical data is updated on a daily basis four times per day at the end of the Asian, European, Early US and Globex session. Portara’s enterprise software solution provides timely updates to your historical data, along with compression, roll and custom formatting features on CQG deep history databases. Gold historical data updates are usually ready around half an hour after markets close. No exchange fees or other CQG products are necessary.

You can view other intraday symbols from the Historical Intraday Data Download Table. If you are looking for other gold historical data types such as daily or tick, you can visit the other download tables here:

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