Why trade commodity CFDs with CMC Markets?
You wanted tighter commodity CFD spreads and lower margins.
CMC Markets has revolutionised commodity CFD trading with the introduction of cash prices into our CMC Next Generation platform, enabling us to cut the cost of trading your favourite commodities, like gold, silver, crude oil, copper and many more.
You can now trade gold, for example, from just 0.4 point spread with an initial margin of 0.50%, and Crude Oil Brent now from just 3.5 point spreads with a 0.75% margin requirement. Coupling this with innovative platform features means you can now trade any commodity CFD amount on your terms.
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Wide range of commodity CFD products.
Natural resources and agricultural products have been traded for centuries, but our customers have access to a whole host of different commodity types from precious metals such as gold and silver to volatile energy commodities such as crude oil, gasoline and natural gas.
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No minimum trade sizes with our CFD fractional trading
Our CMC Next Generation platform allows us to offer you the unique ability to trade commodity CFDs at a fraction of any amount. This effectively means a unit is no longer the minimum trade size when trading commodity CFDs. With CMC Markets you can trade from as little as 1/1,000th of a unit. This feature also allows you to trade in nice round amounts in your local currency. For example, if you trade gold it is quoted in USD. With fractional trading you can enter a trade using an AUD amount and the CMC Next Generation platform will automatically calculate the number of units as a fraction so you can transact the trade. Even if that trade size is 0.001 of a unit, we give you the control over your asset allocation.
Automatic currency calculations
When you open a trade in a currency that is not your account-based currency (for example, if you are trading overseas markets), the CMC Next Generation platform will automatically value your position, such as gold and crude oil (both quoted in USD), into Australian dollars using the latest market exchange rates (USD/AUD). We do this for all of your overseas trades so your real-time profit and loss is valued in your own currency.
Up to 20 years’ worth of price history on major Commodities
If you trade using technical analysis, you will find up to 20 years of price history built into our charts for commodities. Traditionally when trading futures contracts, you can only view price history for the period of the futures contracts of, say, three months. Due to our cash price for commodity CFDs that has no expiry, we can show a smooth continuous price within our charts for an extended period.
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