Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or 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.
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Commodity trading

Spread bet and trade CFDs with leverage on 120+ global commodity instruments through our award-winning platform1. Speculate on Gold, Silver, Brent, and West Texas crude oil, plus our exclusive commodity indices, with tight spreads, lightning-fast execution2, and UK-based customer support whenever the markets are open.

FCA regulated

Protected up to £85,0003

FTSE 250 listed

2022 No.1 Platform Technology1

2021 No.1 Web-based Platform1

2021 Best Spread Betting Provider1

Most popular commodities

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More than a commoditiy trading platform

Over 120 cash and forward commodities

Including popular commodities such as Copper and Natural Gas, as well as lesser-traded instruments like Palladium and Wheat.

Trade out of hours

Favourites like Brent and West Texas oil trade up to 23 hours a day, so you don't have to stop when the commodity markets do.

Trade the whole sector

Take a view across a whole commodity sector from a single position, with our bespoke commodity indices.

'Cash' markets

Tighter spreads, no rollovers and charting back as far as 1992 to help your analysis.

Dedicated customer service

UK based, award-winning service online 24/5, whenever you’re trading.

No partial fills

Get the trade you want – we don't reject or partially fill trades based on size.

Trade on over 120 cash and forward commodities

Get exposure to volatility across cash and forward commodities including favourites like Gold, Silver, crude oils and Natural Gas, with spreads from as low as 0.3 points.


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Diversify your portfolio and spread risk with our unique commodity indices, which allow you to take a view on a commodity sector as a whole with a single position.

The platform built for
commodities trading

Fast execution, exclusive insights and accurate signals are vital for a commodities trader. Our award-winning commodity trading platform was built with the committed trader in mind.

Pattern recognition scanner

We automatically scan over 120 of our most popular instruments every 15 minutes for emerging and completed chart patterns, such as wedges, channels and head & shoulders formations, and overlay them on to your charts to alert you to potentially emerging trends.

Learn more about our trading platform

Advanced order execution

We offer a range of advanced order types, including trailing and guaranteed stop losses, partial closure, market orders and boundary orders on every trade, so you have the flexibility to trade your way.

Reuters news and analysis

Keep your finger on the pulse with Reuters news and market commentary from our global analysts.

Industry-leading charting

Choose from over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, more than 70 patterns and 12 in-built chart types.

Platform Android

Powerful trading on the move

Packed with leading-edge features, yet intuitive, and available to everyone; whatever the next step in your trading journey, our platform is equipped with the tools to help you get there.

And when you trade on the move, our feature-rich mobile app gives you all the functionality of our web platform in your pocket.

30+ years. 300,000+ global clients

As a financial services pioneer we've got the expertise allied to more than 30 years' industry experience. That's why over 300,000 global clients6 put their confidence in us.

FCA regulated

Protected up to £85,0003

FTSE 250 listed

2021 No.1 Web-based platform1

2021 No.1 Platform Technology1

2021 Best Spread Betting Provider1




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New to CMC Markets?

Is it free to open an account?

There's no cost when opening a live spread betting or CFD account. You can also view prices and use tools such as charts, Reuters news or Morningstar quantitative equity reports, free of charge. However, you will need to deposit funds in your account to place a trade. You can find out more about the costs of placing a trade.

Is CMC Markets regulated by the FCA?

Yes, CMC Markets UK plc (registration number 173730) and CMC Spreadbet plc (registration number 170627) are fully authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK. Retail client money is held in segregated client bank accounts and money held on behalf of clients is distributed across a range of major banks, which are regularly assessed against our risk criteria.

Is CMC Markets covered by the FSCS?

Yes, your eligible deposits with CMC Markets are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensations Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. If CMC Markets ever went into liquidation, retail clients would have their share of segregated money returned, minus the administrator's costs in handling and distributing these funds. Any shortfall of funds up to £85,000 may be compensated under the FSCS.

How does CMC Markets protect my money?

As a CMC client, your money is held separately from CMC Markets' own funds, so that under property, trust and insolvency law, your money is protected. Therefore your money is unavailable to general creditors of the firm, if the firm fails.

How does CMC Markets make money?

Our income primarily comes from our spreads, while other fees, such as overnight holding costs, make a minor contribution to our overall revenue.

We never aim to profit from our clients' losses. Our aim is to build long-term relationships by providing the best possible trading experience through our technology and customer service.

What can I trade on with CMC?

You can trade on 12,000 markets when you spread bet with CMC Markets. See a list of all our popular markets and instruments.

New to commodity trading?

What is a commodity?

A commodity is a physical good that can be bought or sold on the various commodity markets. Commodities can be categorised into either hard or soft varieties. Hard commodities are natural resources like oil, gold and rubber and are often mined or extracted. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as coffee, wheat or corn.

How do you trade on commodities?

The commodity markets are traded on in a similar way to other types of financial instruments, but there are some points to be aware of in order to avoid any shocks or surprises when dipping your toe into commodities trading. Learn how to trade commodities.

What is leveraged commodity trading?

One of the features of spread betting and CFD trading on commodities is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can also amplify losses, so it’s important to manage your risk.

Why spread bet on commodities?

Spread betting allows you to trade tax-free on the commodity market 24 hours a day, from Sunday night through to Friday night. Trade on your phone, tablet, PC or Mac on 120+ commodity instruments using leverage. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK. Find out more about commodity spread betting.

How can I trade commodity CFDs?

Commodity CFDs are a type of derivative product available globally, with zero commission fees (other charges may apply). Check out our CFD trading page for more information on commodity CFD spreads and margin rates.

1Awarded No.1 Platform Technology, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022; No.1 Web-Based Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2021; Best Spread Betting Provider, The City of London Wealth Management Awards 2021; Best Phone Customer Service & Best Email Customer Service, based on highest user satisfaction among spread betters, CFD and FX traders, Investment Trends 2020 UK Leverage Trading Report.
20.0030 seconds CFD median trade execution time, CMC Markets financial year 2021-22.
3FSCS is an independent body that offers protection to customers of financial services firms that have failed. The compensation amount may be up to £85,000 per eligible person, per firm. Eligibility conditions apply. Please contact the FSCS for more information.
4Max discount in tier. Discounts are based on our tiered-volume discount scheme and are variable per product. Please check our tiers table on the CMC Price+ T&Cs.
5T&Cs apply. 'FT' and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Limited.
6310,363 active clients, CMC Markets financial year 2021-2022. Active clients represent those individual clients who have traded with or held CFD or spread bet positions, or who traded on the stockbroking platform, on at least one occasion during the financial year.