CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.
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Commodities guide

CFDs

By trading commodity Contracts for Difference (CFDs) with IG, you can gain exposure to the markets at a fraction of the cost of owning a quantity of the underlying commodities.

The idea is that you agree to exchange the difference in value of a particular commodity between the time you open your position and the time you close it. This means that you can trade no matter which direction you think the commodity is going to move. To find out more, please visit our CFD trading module.

CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed your initial deposit.


Digital 100s

Digital 100s offer only two outcomes: yes or no. A digital 100s may ask you, for example, if a particular commodity will be above a certain level at a certain time. This allows you to speculate on the performance of that commodity within a specific time period, achieving either a pre-determined profit or losing your stake.

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Futures

Futures contracts enable two parties to exchange the difference in value of a commodity – or other asset – at a specified future date, for a price agreed today.

Investors use commodity futures either as a hedging tool, or to speculate on the price movement of the underlying asset. Futures contracts dictate the quality and quantity of the underlying asset; these measures are standardised so that they can be traded on a futures exchange. Some futures contracts may call for physical delivery of the asset, while others are settled in cash.

CFDs are a leveraged product and can result in losses that exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone, so please ensure you fully understand the risks and take care to manage your exposure.