Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 69% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets, CFDs, OTC options or any of our other products work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Trade on the UK’s award-winning best platform*, Next Generation

Open a live or demo account

Spread bet or trade CFDs on 100+ commodities, such as crude oil, gold, sugar, natural gas and copper

Make use of our advanced trading charts and tools

Enjoy exclusive commodity indices for precious metals, agriculture and energy sectors

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Why trade on commodities with us?

With CMC Markets, you can choose to spread bet tax-free** or trade CFDs on a wide range of commodities, including popular global choices such as gold and crude oil, or more niche choices such as cotton and heating oil.

We offer tight spreads starting from just 0.3 points and lightning-fast execution^, so learn more about our advanced Next Generation commodity trading platform.

Commodity trading on the UK's best trading platform*

Our Next Generation platform has won numerous awards over the years. Here are some key features and highlights that separate our commodity trading software from the rest:

Margin rates starting from 5% on gold and 10% on crude oil

Award-winning customer service*

100+ cash and forward instruments

Multiple execution types, including guaranteed stop-loss orders

Over 115 technical indicators and drawing tools, 70 patterns and 12 chart types

Our commodity market offering

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Trade on commodities with the UK’s best broker*

Next Generation

Enjoy 100+ cash and forward commodities within our Product Library. Our Next Generation platform can be utilised for desktop, mobile and tablet devices.


Traders can also trade CFDs on a handful of commodities using MetaTrader 4, one of the world’s most popular trading platforms. Create and download Expert Advisors (EAs) to assist your automated trading strategies.


Best Spread Betting Provider

The City of London Wealth Management Awards


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Best Telephone/Email Customer Service

Investment Trends UK Leverage Trading Report

Commodity trading app for on-the-go

Mobile charting

Our mobile charts, available on our iPhone, iPad and Android™ apps, include over 25 of the most popular technical indicators and 15 drawing tools from our Next Generation platform.

Price projection

Our pattern recognition scanner allows you to search for common technical chart and candle patterns, providing a price projection.

Instant notifications

Set up trading alerts via push, SMS or email, so you never miss an important market event, price alert or order notification.

Customisable dashboard

Simply resize, remove or reposition the different tiles to tailor a layout that suits you best.

Cash vs forward commodities

See the differences between trading on cash and forward instruments on our Next Generation commodity trading platform to decide which is better suited for you.

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Discover our commodity indices


Expecting big things in energy? 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.

Commodities indices


What is a commodity trading platform?

A commodity trading platform allows traders to speculate on the price movements of raw materials, such as gold, crude oil, cotton and copper, using leverage. If you think that the commodity will rise in value, you could ‘buy’ or if you think it will fall, you could ‘sell’. See our commodity offering.

What is the best platform for trading on commodities?

Our commodity trading platform has won awards for both spread betting and CFD trading, along with best customer service and mobile/tablet features*. Open an account to start commodity trading on the UK’s best trading platform.

Can you trade commodity futures?

At CMC Markets, we offer an alternative derivative product called ‘forward contracts’, which work in the same way as futures contracts but are non-standardised. We offer forward prices on a large number of commodities, such as gold, crude oil, silver and natural gas.

How do commodities move other financial markets?

Commodity prices can also have an effect on other financials markets, including stocks and currencies. As an example, when there is demand for oil in Australia, this can have a major impact on the price of AUD currency pairs, as well as the value of gold being correlated to mining stocks such as BHP Billiton.

How do I start trading on commodities?

To get started with our commodity trading platform, you can open a demo account to practise risk-free with virtual funds. This also allows you to trade tax-free** in the UK and Ireland.

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