Commodity Trading

Commodities are the fundamental building blocks of the global economy. They’re the physical goods used by the public and industries, such as gold or silver, and sources of energy such as crude oil.

You can become a commodity trader with ADSS today.

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What influences the price of a commodity?

  • Supply and demand: If the supply of a commodity collapses, its price will rise.
  • Weather and geographical events: This includes storms or natural disasters.
  • Economic and political factors: Political instability in one region can cause a ripple effect around the world.
  • The value of the US dollar: The majority of commodity prices are denominated in USD. It’s the global default currency and volatility in the dollar can impact other markets.

Want to start commodity trading?

As a commodity trader with ADSS, you can trade commodities either as a contract for difference (CFD) or spread bet. When deciding how to invest, think about your trading knowledge, the returns you want to see and your appetite for risk.

Through our commodity trading platforms, we offer competitive spreads for some of the world’s most liquid commodities, including:

  • Heating oil
  • Natural gas
  • US crude
  • UK crude
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver

Market Information

Instrument Spread from Margin from Trading Hours
Spot Gold 0.5 5% 22:00 - 21:00
Spot Silver 1.95 10% 22:00 - 21:00
UK Oil 4 10% 22:00 Sun - 22:00 Mon
00:00 - 22:00 Tue to Fri
(Fri 22:00 close)
US Oil 4 10% 22:00 - 21:00
Copper 1.4 10% 22:00 - 21:00
Market Info Sheet Market Info Sheet (Spread Betting)

COMMODITY TRADING EXAMPLES

Let’s say spot gold is trading at a selling price of $1,200.00 and a buying price of $1,200.30.

GOLD: 1200.00/1200.30

You expect the gold price to rise, so you buy one contract of gold (each contract = 100 ounces).

Scenario A

You bought at $1,200.30, the price went up to 1210.00/1210.30 and you wish to take your profits. You sell your position by closing it at the selling price of $1,210.00.

Your total profit will be ($1210.00-$1200.30) * 100 = $9.70 * 100 ounces = $970

Scenario B

You bought at $1,200.30, the price went down to 1190.00/1190.30 and you wish to limit your losses. You sell your position by closing it at the selling price of $1,190.00.

Your total loss will be ($1190.00-$1200.30) * 100 = $10.30 * 100 ounces = $1,030

Want to start trading?

You can trade commodities either as a Contract for Difference (CFD) or a spread bet with ADSS. When deciding how to invest, think about your trading knowledge, the returns you want to see and your appetite for risk.