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Commodities trading

In addition to our vast range of commodity futures, we now offer commodities with no expiry points1

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The new way to trade commodities

Our new commodity product enables you to take a cost-effective short-term view on 47 key commodity markets.

The new offering works in the same way as an index CFD or daily funded bet. And just like an index position, you’ll pay a funding charge for holding your commodity position overnight.

As there are no fixed expiries1, we are also able to offer continuous charting on these markets. This means your technical analysis will be available as long as you want it. We have used past data to backdate our charts for the last three to five years, so you can get an accurate historical look.

How do we make our prices?

In the absence of a continuously traded underlying market, we have created an algorithm to derive a price from the forward curve of each commodity. It will automatically calculate and apply day-to-day funding requirements.

  • Lower spreads

    Enjoy the best commodity spreads on the market with no insurance costs, including on gold and oil

  • Increased transparency

    As a continuous stream, your profit/loss will be clearer over the position's lifetime and with a daily funding charge for holding a position overnight, there's no need to close on expiry and open a new position

  • Continuous charting

    Take advantage of technical analysis, available as long as you want, and backdated price charts for the last three to five years

  • MT4 costs and details

    Full commodities MT4 contract details, including dealing hours, spreads and margins.

Why trade commodities with IG?

  • Unique range of markets

    Spread bet or trade CFDs on a wide range of popular and niche metals, energies and softs

  • Sophisticated risk management

    Use our risk management tools to manage your positions even in volatile times

  • Trade commodities on margin

    Spread bet or trade CFDs to gain full exposure with just a small initial deposit, but remember with leverage comes increased risk

Commodities

Commodities

Deal on commodities either as a spread bet or a CFD. 

 

Spread betting

CFDs

MT4

Spot Gold 0.4 0.4 0.7
Spot Silver (5000oz) 3.0 3.0 4
US Light Crude 3.0 3.0 n/a
Brent Crude 3.0 3.0 n/a
Chicago wheat 0.8 0.8 n/a
London sugar 0.6 0.6 n/a
  Full spread bet details Full CFD details Full MT4 details

 

Our spread is based on the underlying market spread. If the underlying market spread increases, our spread may increase.

Commodities futures

Commodities futures

Deal on commodities either as a spread bet or a CFD. Download MT4 to get faster execution and greater automated trading (only available for gold and silver). 

 

Spread betting

CFDs

Gold 0.6 0.6
Silver 3 3
US Light Crude 4.0 4.0
Brent Crude 4.0 6.0
Chicago wheat 1.0 1.0
London sugar 0.8 0.8
  Full spread bet details Full CFD details

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It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.

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New to commodities trading?

Commodities are the basic building blocks of the global economy. They are natural resources traded on dedicated exchanges around the world. 

There are two types of commodity – soft and hard. Soft commodities are typically agricultural like wheat or sugar, whereas hard commodities are metals or energies like silver and gas.

The production and consumption of commodities depends on many factors, including:

  • Supply and demand 
  • The weather
  • Economic and political events
  • The US dollar (commodities are normally priced in the US currency)

As a result of all these factors, commodity prices can fluctuate significantly.

How and where commodities are traded

Commodities are traded on a number of exchanges that specialise in particular markets, including:

  • LIFFE – agricultural products
  • London Metal Exchange – non-precious metals 
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange – energy and metals
  • ICE Futures US – agricultural products
  • Chicago Board of Trade – agricultural products 
  • ICE Futures Exchange - energy

Commodities are also generally traded as futures contracts. These are simply agreements to trade an asset at an agreed price and date in the future. This enables you to trade the contracts themselves without ever having to own the underlying asset.

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