In addition to our vast range of commodity futures, we now offer commodities with no expiry points1
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Our new commodity product enables you to take a cost-effective short-term view on 26 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.
Enjoy the best commodity spreads on the market with no insurance costs, including on gold and oil
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
Take advantage of technical analysis, available as long as you want, and backdated price charts for the last three to five years
How do we make our prices?
To price these markets we use two futures contracts on the underlying commodity. For each market we look at the contracts that have sufficient liquidity, then use the two with the nearest expiry dates.
The one that has the closest expiry date is called the front month contract, and is labelled ‘A’ in our diagram. The one with the second-nearest expiry date is called the back month contract and is labelled ‘B’.
As soon as the previous contract expires, the price we offer is equal to the price of ‘A’. When ‘A’ expires, ‘B’ becomes the front month contract, and our price is equal to the price of ‘B’.
In between these two expiry points, our price gradually moves from the price of ‘A’ towards the price of ‘B’. Depending on the commodity, the price of ‘B’ can be higher or lower than the price of ‘A’.
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Spread bet or trade CFDs on a wide range of popular and niche metals, energies and softs
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Spread bet or trade CFDs to gain full exposure with just a small initial deposit, but remember with leverage comes increased risk
Deal on commodities either as a spread bet or a CFD.
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Our spread is based on the underlying market spread. If the underlying market spread increases, our spread may increase.
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).
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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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1 In the case of all DFBs, there is a fixed expiry at some point in the future.