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Spot Gold
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Spot Silver (5000oz)
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Brent Crude
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US Light Crude
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Natural Gas
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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

  • Low spreads on popular markets

    Deal on Spot Gold from 0.5 points, Spot Silver from 3 points and US Light Crude from 4 points

Summary of standard spreads

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

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Spot Gold 0.5 0.5 0.7
Spot Silver (5000oz) 3.0 3.0 4
US Light Crude 4.0 4.0 n/a
Brent Crude 4.0 6.0 n/a
Chicago wheat 1.0 1.0 n/a
London sugar 0.8 0.8 n/a
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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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