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.
How do we make our prices?
In the absence of a continuously traded underlying market, we have created an algorithm to derive a price from the forward curve of each commodity. It will automatically calculate and apply day-to-day funding requirements.
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
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
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.
Watch Sara explain the basics of
commodities trading in less than two minutes
How and where commodities are traded
Commodities are traded on a number of exchanges that specialise in particular markets.
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.
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.
CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 68% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.