A huge range of commodities futures are available and 27 commodity markets with no fixed expiries (1)
Why trade commodities with Guardian ?
Wide range of markets
Trade using spread betting or CFDs on 27 commodities markets including energy, metals and softs.
Risk management tools
Manage your risk in volatile markets.
Highly competitive spreads
Trade with the lowest spreads on the market with no insurance costs.
Technical analysis tools with backdated price charts for the last three to five years.
Your profit/loss will be simple and clearer with no need to close and reopen on expiry.
Small initial deposit
Only pay a small percentage of the trade value.
What is commodity trading ?
Commodity trading is the buying and selling of raw materials / assets.
These materials are used throughout the world and are the cornerstone of global economic activity.
There are two types of commodities
Including metals and energies such as silver and gas.
Mainly agricultural such as wheat and cocoa.
The value of commodities is dictated by many factors including:
Supply and demand.
Political and economic news and events.
The movement of the US dollar, as commodities are normally priced in USD.
Where are commodities traded ?
Commodities trade on various specialist exchanges including:
LIFFE – agricultural products.
Chicago Mercantile Exchange – energy and metals.
London Metal Exchange – non-precious metals.
CE Futures US – agricultural products.
Chicago Board of Trade – agricultural products.
ICE Futures Exchange - energy.
Commodities futures spreads
Spreads are based on the underlying market. If the underlying market spread increases our spread may increase.
Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances.
Negative balance protection applies to trade related debt only and is not available to professional traders.