Commodities trading

Commodities are popularly traded instruments in CFD trading. We offer CFDs on a wide range of cash and forward commodities instruments, including Brent and WTI Crude Oil, Gold and Silver. Our spreads on Gold and Natural Gas start from 0.3 points and from 3 points on crude oil.

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Commodities trading: CFD product details

View the spreads, margins and trading hours for our commodity CFD trading instruments. 

ProductMinimum spread*Margin rate from**Trading hours (EST)**
Cocoa Bulk Bean (UK)3.53.93%Daily 04:30 - 11:55
Cocoa (US)4
 
3.51%Daily 04:45 - 13:30
Coffee Arabica3
 
7.38%Daily 04:45 - 13:30
Coffee Robusta3
 
6.20%Daily 04:00 - 12:30
Copper2
 
6.58%
 
Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Corn0.9
 
7.44%Daily 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Mon-Thr20:00-00:00
Cotton15
 
4.52%Daily 00:00 - 14:20 / 21:00 - 0:00
Crude Oil Brent3
 
11.99%Mon 00:00 - Fri 17:00
(daily break between 18:00 and 20:00) Sun 18:00 - 0:00
Crude Oil West Texas3
 
12.3%Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Feeder Cattle20
 
3.35%Daily 10:05 - 14:00
Gasoline2.5
 
11.19%Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Gold0.33.84%Sun 18:00 - Fri 16:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00)
Heating Oil2.812.7%Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Lean Hogs105.7%Daily 09:30 - 14:05
Live Cattle102.63%
 
Daily 09:30 - 14:05
Lumber106.17%Daily 10:00 - 14:05
Natural Gas0.313.72%Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Oats97.89%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Orange Juice107.65%Daily 08:00 - 14:00
Palladium108.06%
 
Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Platinum104.77%Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Rough Rice44.27%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Silver2.59.25%Sun 18:00 to Fri 16:00
(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)
Soybean1.55.86%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Soybean Meal78.9%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Soybean Oil94.79%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00
Sugar Raw46.79%Daily 03:30 - 13:00
Sugar White75.57%Daily 03:45 - 12:55
Wheat0.87.96%Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00
Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15
Sun 20:00 - 00:00

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What is commodities trading?

Commodities CFD trading is a popular way to speculate on the financial markets. The origins of commodities trading can be traced back to Asia hundreds of years ago. Commodities are mostly traded in two forms – cash and forward – with the settlement (or delivery) dates being the main difference between the two. Cash settled commodities have a settlement date that is usually in the near future, while forward commodities usually settle further in the future and therefore, tend to have wider spreads.

The most popularly traded commodity sectors are energies (like oils and natural gas), metals (including gold, silver and copper) and soft commodities (such as cocoa, coffee and sugar and wheat). See how you can start trading commodities with us.

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*A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, or you are trading out of hours, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trades, see our platform for more information.

This data is provided for general information only and may not be current. Please refer to the product overview area of our trading platform for real-time information on the spreads, margin rates, commission (as applicable) and trading hours of a particular product.

​Please note, the change in price that results in a P&L change equal to your stake size is represented by the last large digit in the price shown on the platform.

​At the end of each trading day (5pm New York time), positions held in your account may be subject to a holding cost. The holding cost can be positive or negative depending on the direction of your position and the applicable holding rate. Historical holding rates, expressed as an annual percentage rate, are visible on our platform within the overview section of each product. View further details about our CFD trading holding costs

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