CFDs on Commodities
What are CFDs?
A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement made between the buyer and the seller of a specified asset. This agreement states that the seller will pay the buyer the difference in price between the asset’s value at the time the agreement was made and the asset’s value at present.
CFD trading is one of the most popular options for traders because you’re trading on price movements of an asset, without actually having to buy it.
Why trade CFDs on Commodities?
CFDs offer you easier and faster access to the commodities markets. As a result, it provides you with flexible trading opportunities that have great potential to boost your investment portfolio.
With FXDT, you can choose to trade the following three CFD commodities:
- UK Brent (Spot)
- US Crude (Spot)
- US Natural Gas (Spot)
Competitive Trading Costs
Our CFDs on Commodities are designed in a way that gives clients the same trading benefits as if they were trading instruments on the actual commodities exchange, but without the costs associated with connecting to the actual exchange.
Thanks to leverage, CFDs are attractive to traders because they offer an opportunity to participate in the financial markets with a small initial investment. Traders use a smaller portion of their own capital when opening a position, which opens the doors for potentially bigger returns. That said, it’s important to remember that leverage carries the same potential to increase losses as it does to boost profits.
Fast Execution and Deep Liquidity
Our CFD commodities are tradable with both instant and market execution. FXDT’s commitment to efficient order execution has ensured deep liquidity with many providers, and super-fast execution for more precise trading.
Things to consider when trading CFDs on Commodities:
- Whether you go short or go long, the same rules and margin requirements apply when trading CFDs.
- The margin requirements for CFDs are lower than they are for the underlying asset. Click here for our contract specification details on CFDs.
- Since you can take both short and long positions with CFDs, a falling market retains the same risks when it comes to incurring losses but it can also offer potential profit-taking opportunities.
- The benefits of CFD trading is clear, but always remember that all leveraged assets have similar levels of associated risks and CFDs are no different.
For a full list of specifications offered by FXDT for CFDs on Commodities, please see the “Spot Commodities” tab in our Contract Specifications page, and click on each commodity for complete details.