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Trade Commodities

Zero Commissions*

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FXCM can be compensated in several ways, which includes but are not limited to adding a mark-up to the spreads it receives from its liquidity providers, adding a mark-up to rollover, etc. Commission-based pricing is applicable to Active Trader account types.

Why Trade Commodities with FXCM?

Start Small

Control and scale your position sizes with small contract sizes. Micro-contract sizes give you the flexibility to risk less per trade.

Leverage

Trade the most popular Commodities in the world with leverage. See Margin Requirements. However, remember that trading on margin is risky as it can significantly increase your losses as well.

Short Trading

CFD traders can go long or short with a simple click of a button, and speculate on both the rise and fall of Commodities.

Enhanced Execution

FXCM's Enhanced CFD Execution means you trade without minimum stop distances on most products, including Gold, OIL and Silver. Most strategies welcome.

Lower Transaction Costs

Trade commission free with no exchange fees—your transaction cost is the spread.

Platform of Choice

Trade on Trading Station, MT4 or Trading Station or via API.

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Get Started!

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1. by submitting the online application.

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2. Fund your account and place your first trade.

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3. Explore our commodities offering in the trading platform.

Not ready to open an account?
Get a feel for the platform by signing up for a Free Practice Account.

Choose your Platform

Our platforms are battle-tested and have been in development throughout FXCM's 20 year history. You may trade any commodity product you like without regard for what you currently hold in your account, and can also trade FX, Indices and Shares all from the same account.

Explore Commodities in Trading Station

What are the costs of trading?

When trading Commodity CFDs with FXCM, trading costs are included in the spread and there are no extra commission fees charged when opening or closing positions and unlike many other brokers there are no minimum commission levels, so at FXCM you are able to avoid the extra costs of placing smaller trades.

The spread costs can easily be calculated on the Trading Station platform, as you can see the real-time spreads and pip costs (in your account denomination) before you enter any trade. To calculate the spread cost in the currency of your account:

(Pip Cost) x (Number of Contracts) x (Spread) = Total Transaction Cost

Can I hold my positions long term?

Non-Spot Oil and Gas products, as well as Copper, Wheat, Corn, Soy and Natural Gas expire periodically.

  • Oil and gas contracts expire monthly, typically a day before First Notice or when the underlying market contracts expire.
  • Copper contracts usually expire bimonthly
  • Wheat, Corn and Soy contracts usually expire every three months

This means you may want to manage your positions before the contract expires and your positions are automatically closed. See more details in our CFD Expirations Guide.

Any positions held past 5pm EST may be subject to a "financing charge" which reflects in an FXCM account as "rollover." Visit our CFD Product guide for more information.

The financing charges are updated daily and can be seen in the Trading Platforms under RollB and RollS.

Do FXCM apply taxes to clients trading Commodity CFDs?

There are no taxes applied by FXCM when you open and close a CFD position. Please consult a tax professional to advise you on your particular situation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the underlying markets?

With FXCM, you can bet on the price movement of metals, oil and gas, similar to forex. All you need to know is the symbol for the product you want to trade and the contract size.

Symbol Underlying Market
NGAS Natural Gas Future
UKOil Brent Crude Future
UKOilSpot Brent Crude Future SPOT
USOil WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil Future
USOilSpot WTI Light Sweet Crude Oil Future SPOT
Copper Copper Future
XAG/USD Spot Silver
XAU/USD Spot Gold
CORNF Corn Future
SOYF Soy Future
WHEATF Wheat Future
Disclosure

UKOilSpot and USOilSpot have recently been added to our product offering and the spreads displayed above are the target spreads.

What are the trading hours?

Trading hours on Commodities are generally based on the underlying exchange's hours. Learn more.

How much capital do I need to start trading Commodity CFD's?

Commodity margin requirements change frequently, based on the volatility expected in the market. Your trading platform has up-to-date margin requirements. Learn More.

Where can I find Commodities on my account?

You can search a specific Commodity CFD, or you can browse the entire offering in our Symbols List. One you have found the Commodity you want to trade just double click to subscribe and the instrument will appear in the Dealing Rates window.

Commodity Trading is enabled across all FXCM Trading Platforms

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Disclosure

Commissions: Commission-based pricing is available on Active Trader account types. Commissions are charged at the open and close of trades in the denomination of the account.

This tax treatment is applied by default to all positions and may be subject to change in the future. Rebates may be available depending on your individual tax and residency circumstances, or may differ based on the respective jurisdiction. Please contact FXCM support if you believe you may be entitled to a rebate for additional information you will need to provide. This information is for references purposes only, and reliance on the information contained herein is not an alternative to legal advice from an attorney or other professional legal/accounting services provider. This information is not intended as a financial or an investment advice and must not be construed as such. Seek advice from a separate financial advisor. FXCM assumes no liability for errors, inaccuracies or omissions; does not warrant the accuracy, completeness of the information or other items contained within these materials.

Spreads Widget: When static spreads are displayed, the figures reflect a time-stamped snapshot as of when the market closes. Spreads are variable and are subject to delay. Single Share prices are subject to a 15 minute delay. The spread figures are for informational purposes only. FXCM is not liable for errors, omissions or delays, or for actions relying on this information.

Risk Warning: Our service includes products that are traded on margin and carry a risk of losses in excess of your deposited funds. The products may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved.