Commodities Trading

Trade Commodities on MT4

Trade a wide range of commodities using one of the most popular trading platforms – MT4. Commodities are one of the most heavily traded and closely-watched products in global markets.  Using MT4, you can trade commodities such as:

  • Spot Gold
  • Spot Silver
  • Spot WTI Crude Oil
  • Spot Brent Crude Oil
Commodities trading MT4

Why Trade Commodities?

Trading commodities gives you an easy and cost-effective way to trade one of the most liquid markets in the world.  It also provides instant diversification to your trading portfolio. And because commodities are traded as Contracts for Difference (CFD), you are only trading the price movement and not the physical or underlying instrument.

With MT4, you can track the correlation between oil and gold or oil and currencies. And you can place automatic trades on MT4 to make sure you can capture the relevant price movements.

Using MT4 Genesis smart trading tools, you can track the price of oil and other commodities as they are traded in different financial centres throughout the day. You can also set alerts on the trading platform so that you can capture price movement particularly around high-impact events such as crude oil inventory data reporting.

Benefits of Trading Commodities with GO:

Trade with leverage  commodities are traded on margin, so you can choose the leverage that suits you up to a maximum of 300:1*

Competitive spreads – we have tight spreads on our full range of commodities

Fast trade execution – we provide low latency and efficient price feeds to ensure fast trade execution

Lower trading cost commodities attract a much lower cost compared to other instruments, keeping your trading costs down

Tradeable on multiple devices  using our mobile MT4 platform, you can trade commodities across your favourite mobile devices

Trade long and short you can easily trade long or short positions on commodities since you are only trading the price movements

* The effect of leverage is that both gains and losses are magnified. You should only trade if you can afford to carry these risks. 

List of Commodities to Trade on MT4

Below is the full range of commodities you can trade  via our MetaTrader 4 trading platform.

Instrument Symbol Spread Lot Size Trading Hours
Spot Gold XAU/USD Variable 100 oz 24h*
Spot Silver XAG/USD Variable 5,000oz 24h*
Spot WTI Crude Oil USO/USD Variable 100 Barrels 00:06 24:00
Spot Brent Crude Oil UKO/USD Variable 100 Barrels 00:06 24:00

*Spot gold and silver trading takes place on a 24 hour basis, with only a brief cessation during which the market closes from 17:15 Eastern Time to 18:00 Eastern Time (22:15 - ­ 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time).

How does commodity trading work?

Commodities are usually traded in exchanges that specialise in these products like the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) or the London Metal Exchange.

Commodities are traded using standard size lots – e.g. 1,000 barrels of crude oil and with set expiry dates – e.g. end of each month.

When you trade Commodities with GO Markets, you are actually trading it as a CFD, which means you are only trading the price movement and not the actual commodity.

This gives you the flexibility to trade a fraction of the standard contract. So, instead of trading 1,000 barrels of oil, you can trade a smaller lot of say 100 barrels. This is ideal particularly if you are just starting out in trading commodities as you can set aside a smaller amount of your trading capital to get exposure in this liquid market.

commodities trading on mt4

Trading Precious Metals on MT4

Trading the Commodities market means you can trade precious metals including gold and silver on your MT4 platform. These are two of the most commonly traded metals.

Trading gold and silver on the MT4 platform involves trading pre-set lot sizes. For gold, a lot size is equivalent to 100 oz, and for silver one lot is equivalent to 5,000 oz. This is a great way to take advantage of trading opportunities in this liquid market. The smaller lot sizes allow you to limit your risk and exposure and also allow you to diversify your trading portfolio.

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