Commodities

Commodities are the fundamental building blocks of the world economy. They’re the physical goods that are used directly by both consumers and industries to produce other consumer goods. There are several types of commodities, including:

  • Energy (crude oil, heating oil and natural gas)
  • Metals (gold, silver and copper)
  • Agriculture (corn, wheat, rice, etc.)
  • Softs (cocoa, coffee, sugar, etc.)

Commodity prices will be affected by a wide range of factors, including:

  • Supply and demand
  • Weather and geographical events
  • Economic and political factors
  • The value of the U.S. dollar (the majority of commodity prices are denominated in USD)

These products tend to be homogeneous in nature and play a fundamental role in the economy. Volatility can often be seen to increase whenever there are disruptions around the globe, such as with social or political unrest, or unusual weather conditions.

Commodities like gold are popular with investors as they have long been considered a store of value and therefore, a “safe haven”.  These safe-haven assets have historically held their value during times of economic and political uncertainty.

NameEquiti's AbbreviationTypeTypical Spread (as a decimal)Margin (Retail)Contract size (1 lot)PL of 1 lotMin/Max trade sizeCommission USD per lotTrading Hours GMT Monday-thrusday/Friday
SilverXAGUSDRolling0.0210.20%5000 troy oz50 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 100Commisssion FREE*Sun 22:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-21:00, 22:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-21:00
GoldXAUUSDRolling0.250.20%100 troy oz100 USD per 1.0 move0.01 / 100Commisssion FREE*Sun 22:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-21:00, 22:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-21:00
WTI Crude Oil USOILRollRolling0.0281%1000 Barrels10 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 200Commisssion FREE*Sun 23:00 - 24:00
Mon 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Tue 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Wed 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Thu 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Fri 00:00 - 22:00
Brent Crude Oil UKOILRollRolling0.0281%1000 Barrels10 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 200Commisssion FREE*Mon 01:05 - 22:00
Tue 01:05 - 22:00
Wed 01:05 - 22:00
Thu 01:05 - 22:00
Fri 01:05 - 22:00
PlatinumXPTUSDRolling1.560.25%100 troy oz1 USD PER 0.01 move0.01 / 100Commisssion FREE*Sun 23:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-22:00, 23:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-22:00
NameEquiti's AbbreviationTypeTypical Spread (as a decimal)Margin (Retail)Contract size (1 lot)PL of 1 lotMin/Max trade sizeCommission USD per lotTrading Hours GMT Monday-thrusday/Friday
SilverSIxxFuture0.0251%5000 troy oz 50 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 10010Sun 22:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-21:00, 22:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-21:00
GoldGCxxFuture0.21%100 troy oz100 USD per 1.0 move0.01 / 10010Sun 22:00-24:00, Mon-Thu 00:00-21:00, 22:00-24:00, Fri 00:00-21:00
WTI Crude Oil USOILxxFuture0.0211%1000 Barrels10 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 10010Sun 23:00 - 24:00
Mon 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Tue 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Wed 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Thu 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Fri 00:00 - 22:00
Brent Crude OilUKOILxxFuture0.0221%1000 Barrels10 USD per 0.01 move0.01 / 10010Sun 23:00 - 24:00
Mon 00:00 - 23:00
Tue 00:00 - 23:00
Wed 00:00 - 23:00
Thu 00:00 - 23:00
Fri 00:00 - 22:00
High Grade CopperHGxxFuture0.0041%100 lbs1 USD per 0.01 move10 / 30000Sun 23:00 - 24:00
Mon 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Tue 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Wed 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Thu 00:00 - 22:00, 23:00 - 24:00
Fri 00:00 - 22:00
Natural Gas NGASxxFuture0.151%100 Million BTUs1 USD per 0.01 move10 / 30000Sun 22:00 - 24:00
Mon 00:00 - 21:00, 22:00 - 24:00
Tue 00:00 - 21:00, 22:00 - 24:00
Wed 00:00 - 21:00, 22:00 - 24:00
Thu 00:00 - 21:00, 22:00 - 24:00
Fri 00:00 - 21:00
CoffeeCOFFEExxFuture0.563%100 lbs1 USD per 0.01 move1 / 10010Mon 09:15 - 18:30
Tue 09:15 - 18:30
Wed 09:15 - 18:30
Thu 09:15 - 18:30
Fri 09:15 - 18:30
CottonCOTTONxxFuture0.333%100 lbs1 USD per 0.01 move1 / 10010Mon 02:00-19:20
Tue 02:00-19:20
Wed 02:00-19:20
Thu 02:00-19:20
Fri 02:00-19:20
US CocoaUSCOCOAxxFuture133%1 Metric Tonne1 USD per 0.01 move1 / 10010Mon 09:45-18:30
Tue 09:45-18:30
Wed 09:45-18:30
Thu 09:45-18:30
Fri 09:45-18:30

Advantages of CFDs on Index Futures

  • Free Demo Account
  • High Leverage
  • No Middlemen
  • Efficient use of capital
  • Hedging other investments
  • Profit Potential in falling/ raising market