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What is commodity trading?

Commodity trading is the buying and selling of standardised raw materials or primary agricultural products such as oil and gas, precious metals such as gold and silver, and soft commodities like cocoa, coffee, wheat and sugar.

When you trade on these commodities through spread betting and CFD trading, you're speculating on the price of these raw physical assets, without taking ownership of the underlying asset. Commodity trading is popular among short-term traders who often focus on just on one or two commodities.

Why trade commodities with us?

100+ 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

Experienced customer service 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.

What other traders are saying about CMC Markets

As a financial services pioneer, we‘ve got the expertise allied to over 34 years‘ industry experience.That‘s why 1 million+ global traders and investors put their confidence in us.5

Commodity trading costs

Trade on 100+ cash and forward commodities and get exposure to volatility on favourites like Gold, Silver, Natural Gas, Brent and West Texas Crude Oil, with spreads from just 0.2 points.


Pricing is indicative. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.

Unlock your potential

Our premium membership for traders who want more from their trading account.

  • Save from 5% to 40%2 on spreads
  • Earn up to 3% interest on the available equity in your account7
  • Priority customer service
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Ready to get started?

Start trading with a live account or try a demo with £10,000 of virtual funds.

Do you have any questions?

Email us at clientmanagement@cmcmarkets.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)20 7170 8200 (Lines open 24hrs, Monday to Friday)

10.0030 seconds CFD median trade execution time on CMC Markets' web platform, 1 April 2022-31 March 2023.

2Max discount in tier. Discounts are based on our tiered-volume discount scheme and are variable per product. View our Price+ page for more details.

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.

4Awarded Best Mobile Trading Platform, ADVFN International Financial Awards 2024; No.1 Most Currency Pairs, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2024; No.1 Web Platform, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2023; Best Forex Broker, Good Money Guide Awards 2023; Best In-House Analysts, Professional Trader Awards 2023; CFD Provider of the Year, Investors' Chronicle/Financial Times Celebration of Investment Awards 2023; No.1 Platform Technology, ForexBrokers.com Awards 2022.

51.388 million unique user logins for the CMC Markets invest and CFD platforms globally, as at August 2023.

6Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and can change or may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

7Interest scheme T&Cs apply.


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