CFD Trading on Commodities

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Trade oil and other CFDs online as a more flexible way to invest and diversify your portfolio.
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Commodity Trading

Trading CFDs on commodities is a more convenient way to access the commodities markets than purchasing the product outright. With GS FOREX you can trade CFDs on:

Commodity Trading

Trading CFDs on commodities is a more convenient way to access the commodities markets than purchasing the product outright. With GS FOREX you can trade CFDs on:

  • UK Brent oil (spot)
  • US crude oil (spot)
  • US natural gas (spot)

The prices of oil and other energy products fluctuate according to a huge number of factors, including demand, supply and general confidence in the global economy.

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  • Easier access to popular commodity markets
  • Fantastic way to diversify your portfolio
  • Low margin requirements

What is Commodities CFD Trading?

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement between the buyer and the seller. It means the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the commodity’s current price and its price at the point the contract specifies. By trading CFDs on commodities, investors are speculating whether the value of the instrument will rise or fall.

One of the benefits of CFD trading is that you’re trading on the expectation of a price movement, so you don’t have to actually buy (or take delivery of) the underlying asset. Because you can take a short position (expecting the price to decrease) as well as a long one (expecting the price to increase), you can still make a profit when the commodity falls in value, not just when it rises. This gives commodity CFD traders greater flexibility and more opportunities to earn from market movements. By the same token, you should be aware of the potential for losses when going long or short on a commodity’s price.

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Trading Platforms

GS FOREX offers the industry’s leading trading platforms: MetaTrader 5 (MT5).
Discover all the tools and commodity CFD trading software you need with the industry’s most popular platforms. Smart analytical tools help you identify potential in the markets and plan your next move. MT5 can be downloaded onto your computer or phone. You can also trade online directly in your browser with WebTrader. GS FOREX also offers mobile trading. Download our currency trading app MT5 Trader for Android or iOS to open, close or modify positions on the go. Mobile trading allows you to react quickly to sudden market movements wherever you are.
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Trading commodities CFDs with leverage means that you can access the market at a much lower initial cost than if you were trading the underlying energy product. Please remember that leverage increases potential losses incurred as well as profits won. You can trade CFDs on UK Brent oil with a leverage of 1:52, US crude oil with a leverage of 1:49, and US natural gas with a leverage of 1:19.
*Leverage is offered based on your knowledge and experience.


Our CFDs on commodities trading accounts have competitive spreads, ranging from 4 to 11 pips on our PRO AND STANDARD accounts. For more information about the spreads and leverage offered on different accounts, please visit our Trading Accounts Comparison page.

Trading Hours

Traders can access GS FOREX’s trading services whenever the market is open, meaning you can in effect trade 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. For US natural gas and US crude oil, the market opens at 01:00 and closes at 23:45. For UK Brent oil, the market opens at 03:00 and closes at 23:45.

Lot Sizes

Depending on instrument and account type, there are a range of lot sizes to choose from with GS FOREX. The right commodity CFD lot size for you will depend on your level of experience and trading style. Our lot sizes range from 1000 to 10000.

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