Maps IG offers gold (spot), silver (spot) , crude oil (futures), Brent oil ( future) and other commodities trading. Gold and silver are traded in exactly the same way as pure currency pairs with no physical purchase or sale of the material. Their main counter currency is the US Dollar.

Commodities trading is an ideal way to diversify your investment portfolio and is becoming increasingly popular due to the potential for high returns on investment. A commodity is defined as any product which has a commercial value and can be traded on an authorized commodity exchange. Following the financial crisis of 2008, gold and crude oil trading saw huge growth as investors sought security of these precious resources over paper money. With recent gold and oil price increases, the profit potential for commodities has been growing significantly.

Trading hours are 24 hours a day, five days a week.

WHY TRADE COMMODITIES WITH Maps IG?

Fees :  Trade fee free, commission free, also for spot metals trading no charges.

Spot and Futures commodities :  Trade metals and energies via futures contracts (crude oil) as well as spot (silver and gold).

Metals - Gold :  Due to its rarity and unique industrial and high tech uses, gold trading has always been a favourite amongst investors. Gold is considered a safe haven in times of economic, geopolitical and financial instability, and holds its value which is particularly valuable during inflation and USD devaluation.

Metals - Silver :  Silver trading is a highly volatile tradable commodity offering interesting investment opportunities for traders.

Energy - Crude oil :  The West Texas Intermediate (WTI), also known as “light, sweet” is a type of crude oil that is used as a benchmark in oil pricing due to its high quality (light weight and low sulphur content). WTI crude oil future contracts are the most popular oil contracts traded on the commodities market and due to the volatile nature of crude oil can offer huge potential for profit.

Leverage :  Within one click, you can buy or sell commodities 24 hours a day and benefit from unbeatable leverage of 1:1 to 1:500 (up to 1% margin). The use of leverage allows investors to enter and trade on the commodities market with very little capital.

Technology :  Our user friendly multi-product MT4 Trading platform allows you to trade forex, commodities, and CFD’s from the same account. With easy 1 click execution, commodities can be bought or sold at competitive and real-time prices.

Regulations :  Feel safe and secure trading with Maps IG. We are a licensed and regulated investment firm, always following the best practices and procedures. Clients’ funds are kept in segregated accounts and are also safeguarded through a compensation fund.

Important Your risk when trading commodities

Commodities trading with leverage can lead to high profits, but may also lead to substantial losses. When buying a commodity futures contract, your risk is in theory limited to the commodity’s price becoming zero which is unlikely. During sale, risk is unlimited since a commodity price has no actual limit. However through the use of offsetting positions during market movements and placing stop loss orders which Maps IG allows, you can limit the potential losses during commodities trading.

Commodities

Products

Exchange

Product margin

Product spread

Trading hours

Bullion

       

Gold Spot

N/A

1.00%

30

Sunday 23:00 - Friday 21:00 (Mon - Thurs Break: 22:00 - 23:00)

Gold KG

N/A

1.00%

30

Sunday 23:00 - Friday 21:00 (Mon - Thurs Break: 22:00 - 23:00)

Silver Spot

N/A

1.00%

3

Sunday 23:00 - Friday 21:00 (Mon - Thurs Break: 22:00 - 23:00)

Energy

       

UK Brent Oil

ICE

1.00%

3

Daily 01:00 - 23:00 (Closing 22:00 Friday)

US Crude Oil

NYMEX

1.00%

3

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

US Natural Gas

NYMEX

1.00%

4

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

Commodities

       

US SUGAR

CBOT

3.00%

5

Daily 08:30 – 18:00

US Coffee

CBOT

3.00%

3

Daily 09:15 - 18:30

PLATIUM

CBOT

3.00%

21

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

COPPER

CBOT

3.00%

4

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

GOLD FUTUER

CBOT

3.00%

3

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

US COCOA

CBOT

3.00%

3

Daily 09:30 - 16:50

 

 

Upcoming Instruments

Heating Oil

NYMEX

1.00%

3

Sun 23:00 to Fri 22:00 (Daily break between 22:00 and 23:00, Mon to Thu)

ROB Coffee

NYBOT

3.00%

4

Daily 09:00 - 17:30

Soy Bean

CBOT

3.00%

10

Daily 01:00 - 13:45 & 14:30 - 19:15

UK Cocoa

LIFFE

3.00%

4

Daily 09:30 - 16:50

UK Sugar

LIFFE

3.00%

8

Daily 08:45 - 17:30

US Wheat

CBOT

3.00%

8

Daily 01:00 - 13:45 & 14:30 - 19:15