Commodities

A commodity is a natural product that is purchased and sold in its raw form through futures contracts on financial exchanges. Various types of commodities include energy resources, grains, metals, livestock, and more.

Each commodities contract is for a set unit of size. For example, while you may trade wheat in units of 5,000 bushels, you could invest in crude oil for 42,000 gallons a contract, or trade copper by the metric ton. While the quality may vary slightly between producers of a commodity, the products remain in their natural state, and all those of the same grade are priced equally, and are interchangeable, whatever their place of origin.

Explore new investment opportunities on the highly lucrative and dynamic international commodities markets. Diversify your online trading portfolio with agricultural products like coffee; precious metals such as gold; and popular energy products like oil. Invest at any hour, from any device, taking advantage of exceptional volatility on a vast array of raw trading products.

Energy Trading

Energy traders take advantage of fluctuations in the price of a certain specialised set of commodities markets featuring oil, gas, gasoline and heating oil. Energy commodities are some of the most important markets in the world because they set the price for our everyday consumption of the fuel required to live what we now consider to be our normal lives.

Energy market products underpin modern society. From supplying the energy required by the power industry, all the way through to the production, manufacturing and transport industries. If you can name it, we guarantee that it takes energy to create or move around.

If you choose to open a TradeFXHub trading account, you will be able to trade energy markets on MT5 with ease. Whether you’re in your heated home trading from your desktop PC, or you’re driving in the car that is literally fuelled by the energy market that you’re trading, with TradeFXHub you never have to miss an opportunity.

Oil Trading

Otherwise known as ‘Black Gold, for centuries speculators were able to assess the overall health of world economies through the price of Oil.

Explore the Oil market and benefit from the increased transparency of trading a futures market product, through the TradeFXHub MetaTrader 5 Platform.

Trade this highly technical market and take advantage of the correlation between Commodities, Forex and Indices markets yourself. Trade Oil.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 10 Barrels of Oil


 

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is a naturally occurring mixture which is primarily used as a fossil fuel. It is used as a source of energy for cooking and the generation of electricity.

Natural Gas in the United States is traded as a futures contract and each contract traded is worth $100,000+.

Natural gas contracts have become widely popular assets for hedge and pension funds to diversify their Commodities portfolios with. Trade Natural Gas.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 100 Btu


 

Gasoline

Gasoline, otherwise known simply as petrol, is a transparent, petroleum derived fuel that is primarily used to power combustion engines. Consisting mostly of organic compounds, it is mixed with additives to form gasoline.

Traded on futures markets and quoted in US Dollar per gallon, TradeFXHub gives traders exposure to both crude oil via the widely popular MT5 platform. Trade Gasoline.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 420 Gallons of Gasoline


 

Heating Oil

Heating Oil is a low viscosity liquid petroleum product used as a burning oil for fuel. The name comes from its most common use is in building and the home for heating purposes.

The Heating Oil futures contract trade in units of 1000 barrels and is based on delivery in the New York Harbour and traded on futures markets.

Experience trading the heating oil futures contract on MT5 with TradeFXHub. Trade Heating Oil.

TRADE FROM 1.0 Lots Controls 420 Gallons of Heating Oil


 

Low Sulphur Gasoil

Ultra-low-sulfur diesel is diesel fuel with substantially lowered sulfur content. Since 2006, almost all of the petroleum-based diesel fuel available in Europe and North America is some form of ultra-low-sulfur diesel.

The low sulphur gasoil futures contract has been built in order to allow traders an effective trading and real world hedging market.  The underlying physical market for low sulphur gasoil is diesel barges delivered in the ARA region of Europe and is used as the pricing reference for all distillate trading in Europe and beyond.

TRADE FROM 0.10 Lots Controls 420 Low Sulphur Gasoil


 

Cash Oil Trading

TradeFXHub is now able to offer a Cash Oil contract for trading on our award winning MT5 platforms.

When compared to the futures contract, our Cash Oil contract is for traders that don’t want to incur any monthly rollover fees.  You only incur swaps charges on a daily basis.

Trade Oil the way that you want to by choosing our alternative Cash Oil market.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 10 Barrels of Oil


 

TradeFXHub’s Energy Commodity Contract Specifications

Platform
Symbol
Type Market Size/
volume
USD value/
per tick
E.g for tick
value per tick
1%Margin Currency Max.
Leverage
Min.
volume
Max.
volume

CL-OIL
CFD Oil Nymex/
CME
0.01 =
10 barrels
USD$0.10 99.56->
99.57
1% x (10 x
market price)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

NG
CFD
Natural Gas
Nymex/
CME
0.01
= 100 MMBtu
USD$0.1 1.935->
1.936
1% x (100 MMBtu 
x price per MMBtu)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

Gas
CFD
Gasoline
Nymex/
CME
0.01
= 420 Gallon
USD$0.042 1.0158->
1.0159
1% x (420 Gallon 
x price per gallon)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

HO
CFD
Heating Oil
Nymex/
CME
0.01
= 420 Gallon
USD$0.042 1.0950->
1.0951
1% x (420 Gallon 
x price per gallon)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

GASOIL-C
CFD
Gasoil
Nymex/
CME
0.1 =
10 Metric Tonnes
USD$0.1 458.24->
458.25
1% x(10 Metric
Tonnes x price per metric tonnes)
USD 1:200 0.1 20

USOUSD
CFD 
Cash
Market
Cash
0.01=10 
Barrels
USD$0.10 50.00->
50.01
1% x 
(10 x Market price)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

UKOUSD
CFD 
Cash
Market
Cash
1 USD$0.001 65.731->
65.732
1% x 
(10 x Market price)
USD 1:200 0.01 20

When can you Trade Energy Commodities with TradeFXHub?

Product Open (GMT+3)
Oil Mon 01:00 to Fri 24:00
Natural Gas Mon 01:00 to Fri 24:00
Gasoline Mon 01:00 to Fri 24:00
Heating Oil Mon 01:00 to Fri 24:00
Gasoil Mon 8:00 to 24:00
Tue-Thu 3:00 to 24:00
Oil Cash Mon 01:00 to Fri 24:00

Soft Commodities Trading

Soft commodities are an exciting new market that TradeFXHub’s traders now have access to on their MT5 platform. This commodity class is a robust market full of large buyers and sellers of the physical assets that back the futures market.

The term soft commodities generally refers to those that can be grown rather than mined. For example the precious metal gold is dug up under the ground using mining equipment, while the soft commodity of cocoa is grown on a tree.

The roots of soft commodities markets can be traced back thousands of years and continue to play a major role in the liquidity of global futures markets across the globe. They help farmers to hedge their exposure against natural disasters and gives them the ability to lock in long term profits. This keeps both production running smoothly and gives speculators a chance to get involved.

People will continue to want and need soft commodities as the basis of food and clothing production. Take advantage of endless demand and trade soft commodities on MT5 with TradeFXHub.

Cocoa

The word cocoa comes from the Spanish word cacao. Cocao is the common name for a powder derived from the fruit seeds of the cacao tree and are famously the basis for chocolate.

In Spain, it is even famously nicknamed ‘the food of the gods’. The cacao tree is native to the Americas and originated in Central America and parts of Mexico. Today, they grow in a limited geographical zone of about 20° to the north and south of the Equator, with nearly 70% of the world crop today being grown in West Africa.

This geographic concentration makes cocoa a volatile soft commodity to trade. Take advantage of this volatility trading cocoa on MT5 with TradeFXHub.

TRADE FROM 0.1 Lots US Cocoa – Cash


 

Coffee

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. This plant is native to tropical Africa with it’s origins in Ethiopia and Sudan specifically.

Fuelled by relentless global demand, the plant was quickly exported from Africa to countries around the world and coffee plants are now cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in the equatorial regions of the globe.

Trade Coffee on the MT5 platform with TradeFXHub and take advantage of this highly demanded soft commodity with trading access always at your fingertips.

TRADE FROM 0.1 Lots Coffee Arabica – Cash


 

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants. It was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds, leading to its mainstream adoption in clothing and the soft commodities futures market that we have today.

The cotton plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. Current estimates for world production are about 25 million tonnes annually, accounting for 2.5% of the world’s arable land. China is the world’s largest producer of cotton, but most of this is used domestically.

The addition of cotton markets on our MT5 platform allows TradeFXHub’s clients to profit from this truly global soft commodity.

TRADE FROM 0.1 Lots Cotton – Cash


 

Orange Juice

Orange juice is the liquid extract of the fruit of the orange tree. It is produced by squeezing oranges and prior to 1947, the traditional form of consumption for orange juice was fresh-squeezed. This meant that the commercial orange juice industry was constantly contending with the highly perishable nature of freshly squeezed oranges and supply shocks were often both quick and severe.

The invention of the soft commodities market ‘frozen concentrated orange juice’ (FCOJ) in 1947 brought a new standard to the orange juice industry, opening the gates to an international marketplace that was not readily available before.

Bearing in mind orange juice’s sensitivity to weather, the addition of this soft commodity to the TradeFXHub’s MT5 platform allows clients to take advantage of often gloriously sunny trading opportunities.

TRADE FROM 0.1 Lots Orange Juice – Cash


 

Sugar

Sugar is the generic name for sweet, soluble carbohydrates, many of which are used in food but also in the creation of biofuels. As a result, sugar as a commodity sees widespread use that means it is one of the most heavily traded soft commodities in the world.

Sugars are found in the tissues of sugarcane which is cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world roughly between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Sugarcane sees best results when grown in hot, wet climates where there is heavy rainfall which opens the market up to supply being devastate by tropical cyclones.

With the increasing adoption of biofuels around the world, clients of TradeFXHub are poised to take advantage of this increased demand via the MT4 platform.

TRADE FROM 0.1 Lots Sugar Raw – Cash


 

TradeFXHub’s Soft Commodity Contract Specifications

Platform
Symbol
Type Market Size/
volume
USD value/
per tick
E.g for tick
value per tick
1%Margin Currency Max.
Leverage
Min.
volume
Max.
volume

Cocoa-C
Soft 
Commodity
Nymex/
CME
0.1=1 
Metric Tons
USD$0.1 1928.5->
11928.6
2% x (1 Tons x 
price per Ton)
USD 1:200 0.1 20

Coffee-C
Soft 
Commodity
Nymex/
CME
0.1=3,750 
Pounds
USD$0.375 1.3340->
1.3341
2% x (3,750 Pound x 
price per Pound)
USD 1:200 0.1 20

Cotton-C
Soft 
Commodity
Nymex/
CME
0.1=5,000 
Pounds
USD$0.05 0.72152->
0.72153
3% x (5,000 Pound x 
price per Pound)
USD 1:100 0.1 20

Orange-C
Soft 
Commodity
Nymex/
CME
0.1=1,500 
Pounds
USD$0.15 1.2977->
1.2978
3% x (1,500 Pound x 
price per Pound)
USD 1:100 0.1 20

Sugar-C
Soft 
Commodity
Nymex/
CME
0.1=11,200 
Pounds
USD$1.12 0.1443->
0.1444
3% x(11,200 Pound x 
price per Pound)
USD 1:200 0.1 20

When can you Trade Soft Commodities with TradeFXHub?

Product Open (GMT+3)
Cocoa Mon 11:45 to Fri 20:30
Coffee Mon 11:15 to Fri 20:30
Cotton Mon 4:00 to Fri 21:20
Orange Juice Mon 15:00 to Fri 21:00
Sugar Raw Mon 10:30 to Fri 20:00

Precious Metals Trading 

Precious metals are rare, naturally occurring metallic elements which have a high economic value. While having value within industry, they are mostly now used as commodities investment instruments which offer an insight into the health of an economy because they are viewed as a relative safe haven in tough times.

With a TradeFXHub’s MT5 trading account, you are able to have both a long term position in physical gold or silver, while taking advantage of this risk on/off trade in commodities in your trading account. Trading and long term investment go hand in hand as you are able to hedge your physical positions whenever you see the market turning.

Whether you’re a trader or an investor, precious metals markets offer valuable indicators for correlated risk market direction, as well as being able to hedge or trade these predictable technical movements on MT5 with TradeFXHub.

Gold Trading

For centuries, Gold has been used as a safeguard against risk. In today’s highly volatile market environment, adding Gold to your portfolio via the TradeFXHub’s MetaTrader 5 Platform helps to insure against major ‘black swan’ events.

All central banks are printing money, but you can’t print Gold. The fact there is a finite supply of Gold means that speculation will always occur in this asset class.

Increased volatility is what traders live by and thrive on. Trade Gold.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 1 Ounce of Gold


 

Silver Trading

Unsophisticated investors may refer to Silver as a poor man’s Gold, but don’t discount this highly volatile metal yourself. Closely correlated to Gold, Silver presents a vast number of trading opportunities otherwise missed if only trading Gold.

Find your market edge while trading Silver through the TradeFXHub’s MetaTrader 5 Platform.

If you are looking to exploit opportunity on a transparent and highly liquid Commodities market, trade Silver.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 50 Ounces of Silver


 

Copper

Copper is a soft, malleable and highly ductile metal with the chemical symbol of Cu. Copper is one of the major indicators through which investors and traders measure the overall health of the world economy.

Copper futures are traded on futures markets and are highly linked to the commodity currencies of the Australian and Canadian Dollars. If demand for Copper falls, then so will these correlated Forex markets. Take advantage of the correlations between Commodities and Forex by trading the new Copper contract on MT5 with TradeFXHub. Trade Copper.

TRADE FROM 0.01 Lots Controls 250 lbs of Copper


 

TradeFXHub’s Commodity Contract Specifications

Platform
Symbol
Type Market Size/
volume
USD value/
per tick
E.g for tick
value per tick
1%Margin Currency Fixed.
Leverage
Min.
volume
Max.
volume

XAUUSD
Forex 
Gold
FX Spot 0.01 = 1 oz USD$0.01 1070.60->
1070.61
1% x (100 oz x
price per oz)
USD Up to 1:500 0.01 20

XAGUSD
Forex 
Silver
FX Spot 0.01 = 50 oz USD$0.50 12.52->
12.53
1% x (50 oz x
price per oz)
USD 1:400 0.01 20

XAUAUD
Forex 
Gold
FX Spot 0.01 = 1 oz USD$0.01 1070.60->
1070.61
1% x (100 oz x
price per oz)
AUD 1:200 0.01 20

XAGAUD
Forex 
Silver
FX Spot 0.01 = 50 oz USD$0.50 12.52->
12.53
1% x (50 oz x
price per oz)
AUD 1:200 0.01 20

Copper
Copper Nymex/
CME
0.01
= 250 lbs
USD$0.025 2.0655->
2.0656
1% x (250 lbs 
x price per lbs)
USD 1:100 0.01 20

When can you Trade Precious Metals with TradeFXHub?

Product Open (GMT+3)
Gold Mon 01.00 to Fri 24.00
Silver Mon 01.00 to Fri 24.00
Platinum Mon 01.00 to Fri 24.00
Palladium Mon 01.00 to Fri 24.00
Copper Mon 01.00 to Fri 24.00

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