Commodities trading product details

Compare the benefits and costs of spread betting and trading CFDs on commodities with IG

Commodities

Commodities spread betting

With no regular expiry points this product works in the same way as daily funded bets in that it has an arbitrary expiry far out in the future. You can access commodity markets with lower spreads, no rollovers and continuous charting.

Min. spread
Spot Gold 0.3
Spot Silver 2.5
Oil – Brent Crude 3.0
Oil – US Crude 3.0
Chicago wheat 0.8
London sugar 0.6

Commodities CFD

With no expiry points this product works in the same way as our index CFDs. You can access commodity markets with lower spreads, no rollovers and continuous charting.

Min. spread
Spot Gold 0.3
Spot Silver 2.5
Oil – Brent Crude 3.0
Oil – US Crude 3.0
Chicago wheat 0.8
London sugar 0.6

Commodities futures

Commodities futures spread betting

Spread betting is a tax-free,1 leveraged way to trade on commodities. You also pay no commission, and you can go both long or short on markets like gold, silver and Brent Crude.

Min. spread
Oil – Brent Crude 4.0
Oil – US Crude 4.0
Chicago wheat 1.0
London sugar 0.8

Commodities futures CFDs

Contracts for difference (CFDs) let you trade on margin, and you can go long or short on a wide range of metals, energies and softs.

Min. spread
Oil – Brent Crude 4.0
Oil – US Crude 4.0
Chicago wheat 1.0
London sugar 0.8

Commodities futures MT4 costs

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Min. spread
Spot Gold 0.3
Spot Silver 2.5

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Spread betting

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Stockbroking

Markets Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 10,000, including indices, shares, forex and commodities Over 4400 international shares
Commission Free (charge is in the spread) Shares only (see more details) From £6 per deal
Overnight funding Yes Yes No
Tax free* profits Yes No No
Traded in £ per point Contracts Units
Minimum trade size 50% of normal for first two weeks1 £1 per trade for first two weeks1 No minimum
Margin/leverage From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices From 0.5% for forex, 5% for shares and margin factor for indices No
Platforms available All platforms except L2 All platforms Web platform, L2, mobile and tablet apps
Risk management  Full range of tools available Full range of tools available No
Demo account Yes Yes No

1 Introductory offer. See more details.

* Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.

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