Get flexible, tax-efficient1 access to a
unique range of global commodities markets
Only available on an international account*
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
Trade CFDs to gain full exposure with just a small initial deposit, but remember with leverage comes increased risk
Trade on Spot Gold from 0.5 points, Spot Silver from 3 points and US Light Crude from 4 points
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.
Watch Sara explain the basics of
commodities trading in less than two minutes
Please note: Commodities are available to trade on an international account only
South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.