Commodities trading

Commodities are popularly traded instruments in spread betting and CFD trading. We offer spread bets and 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 oils.

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Commodities trading: spread betting product details

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

Product Minimum spread* Margin rate from Trading hours
Cocoa Bulk Bean (UK) 3.5 3% Daily 09:30-16:50
Cocoa (US) 4 2% Daily 09:45-18:30
Coffee Arabica 3 2% Daily 09:15-18:30
Coffee Robusta 3 3% Daily 09:00-17:30
Copper 2 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 21:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Corn 0.9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Cotton 15 3% Daily 02:00-19:20
Crude Oil Brent 3 0.75% Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (daily break 23:00-01:00 Mon-Thu)
Crude Oil West Texas 3 0.75% Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Feeder Cattle 20 3% Daily 14:30-19:05
Gasoline 2.5 2% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:15-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Gas Oil 6 1% Mon 06:00-Fri 22:00
Gold 0.3 0.50% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00)
Heating Oil 2.8 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:15-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Lean Hogs 10 3% Daily 14:30-19:05
Live Cattle 10 1.5% Daily 14:30-19:05
Lumber 10 3% Daily 15:00-19:05
Natural Gas 0.3 3% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Oats 9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Orange Juice 10 3% Daily 13:00-19:00
Palladium 10 2% Daily 06:00-21:00
Platinum 10 2% Daily 06:00-21:00
Rough Rice 4 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Silver 2.5 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00)
Soybean 1.5 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Soybean Meal 7 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Soybean Oil 9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Sugar Raw 4 3% Daily 08:30-18:00
Sugar White 7 3% Daily 08:45-17:55
Wheat 0.8 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15

Commodities trading: CFD product details

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

Product Minimum spread* Margin rate from Trading hours
Cocoa Bulk Bean (UK) 3.5 3% Daily 09:30-16:50
Cocoa (US) 4 2% Daily 09:45-18:30
Coffee Arabica 3 2% Daily 09:15-18:30
Coffee Robusta 3 3% Daily 09:00-17:30
Copper 2 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 21:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Corn 0.9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Cotton 15 3% Daily 02:00-19:20
Crude Oil Brent 3 0.75% Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (daily break 23:00-01:00 Mon-Thu)
Crude Oil West Texas 3 0.75% Sun 23:00-Fri 22:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Feeder Cattle 20 3% Daily 14:30-19:05
Gasoline 2.5 2% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:15-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Gas Oil 6 1% Mon 06:00-Fri 22:00
Gold 0.3 0.50% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00)
Heating Oil 2.8 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:15-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Lean Hogs 10 3% Daily 14:30-19:05
Live Cattle 10 1.5% Daily 14:30-19:05
Lumber 10 3% Daily 15:00-19:05
Natural Gas 0.3 3% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00 Mon-Thu)
Oats 9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Orange Juice 10 3% Daily 13:00-19:00
Palladium 10 2% Daily 06:00-21:00
Platinum 10 2% Daily 06:00-21:00
Rough Rice 4 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Silver 2.5 1% Sun 23:00-Fri 21:00 (daily break 22:00-23:00)
Soybean 1.5 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Soybean Meal 7 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Soybean Oil 9 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15
Sugar Raw 4 3% Daily 08:30-18:00
Sugar White 7 3% Daily 08:45-17:55
Wheat 0.8 3% Daily 01:00-13:45 / 14:30-19:15

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What is commodities trading?

Commodities spread betting and CFD trading are two of the most popular ways 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/bet sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade/bet sizes, 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 spread betting holding costs and CFD trading holding costs

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