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Trading commodities

Discussion in 'Commodities' started by kokonut, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. kokonut

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    Hey all,

    I've been interested in awhile to trade commodities however I have a few questions.

    1. Do you have to use a CFD account to buy/sell commodities or can you just buy/sell commodities without CFD account?

    2. What is the main broker preferred to be used in here ?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. peter2

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    1. No. The routine way to trade commodities is through futures products. However this is only suitable for larger account sizes as some futures products require 6K margin per contract.

    CFD products can be used by those with smaller account sizes, but the costs are a bigger percentage of your results when compared to futures.

    2. IB and other US futures brokers.
     
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  3. kokonut

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    Thanks sounds great
    Hey thanks for the response I'll look into them, do you use tradingview for your charting ?
     
  4. kokonut

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    Just to confirm there is no other way buying commodities only using futures or CFD to buy them? Can you still trade commodities like shares though when using CFD's?
     
  5. kokonut

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    Sorry I meant can you still trade CFD's like shares ?
     
  6. peter2

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    Commodities are the market, eg let's use gold. Gold is the market.

    We can trade the gold market using a variety of financial instruments eg. futures, options, ETFs, CFDs of ETFs, CFDs on gold stocks, CFDs of futures products and over the counter CFDs like XAUUSD, XAUEUR on MT4 platforms.

    You can buy/sell CFDs in much the same way that you buy/sell shares. CFDs are leveraged fin products with very reduced margin (initial outlay) requirements. You must be aware of the product disclosure conditions of your CFD provider before using them.
     
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    ETF’s are a simple way to go long depending on what commodity you want to trade.

    Eg OOO (crude oil) or GOLD (gold) can be bought and sold just like any other share.
     
  8. kokonut

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    Wow thanks for the help.

    Is CMCMarkets used by anyone in here or any thoughts on them ? they do have a variety of commodities to trade.
     
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