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Full commodities spread bet details, including spreads, margins and dealing hours.
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Full commodities MT4 contract details, including dealing hours, spreads and margins.
Spread bet or trade CFDs on a wide range of popular and niche metals, energies and softs
Use our risk management tools to manage your positions even in volatile times
Spread bet or trade CFDs to gain full exposure with just a small initial deposit, but remember with leverage comes increased risk
Deal on Spot Gold from 0.5 points, Spot Silver from 3 points and US Light Crude from 4 points
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).
|Spot Silver (5000oz)||3.0||3.0||4|
|US Light Crude||4.0||4.0||n/a|
|Full spread bet details||Full CFD details||Full MT4 details|
It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes,
and there's no obligation to fund or trade.
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:
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:
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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