People have been trading in commodities since time immemorial, when only barter operated and currencies did not yet exist. Commodity trade is still conducted today, but now it is performed on a far larger scale, on a stock exchange.

A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type; commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services.

how it works

Usually large trading companies, individual states and other large institutions are involved in commodities trading, but it is also an interesting means of financial appreciation for individual investors.

You do not trade directly with physical commodities, but with their derivatives, the underlying assets of which are certain commodities. These are fixed-term transactions – we set a fixed date for the sale of the things we buy today. Depending on the future price, we’ll see if we make a profit or loss. Many investors are attracted by the fact that in the first phase they pay only a so-called margin, i.e. a small part of the true value of the commodity.

why invest

Commodities develop completely differently from shares, which is their main advantage. And so if you are not succeeding on the stock market, you have come to the right place.

  • Personal trading assistant:
    The highly qualified team of NelsonFX trading assistants offers you support 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. Moreover, you have the opportunity to contact the NelsonFX assistant in your native tongue.
  • Profit not only when prices are rising, but when they are falling too: 
    You can earn in several cases. Earn not only when commodity prices are rising, but when they are falling too.
  • Low demands on time:
    In view of the long-term transactions, investments in commodities do not require you to be active on the market every day.
  • Low risk:
    Commodities trading is not dependent on the value of the actual contracts, but on their difference. In this case, any fluctuation expressed for both contracts will not influence your trading. In addition to this, every commodity has a market-determined extreme the exceeding of which blocks trading in the commodity.
  • Trading in all types of commodities:
    With NelsonFX you have the chance to trade in precious metals, energy, oil, petrol, agricultural products and many others.

how to invest

Simply create a trading account, deposit your money, log into the application, and you can begin.

With NelsonFX you have a wide range of commodities at your disposal, including: precious metals, agricultural products and many others.

During commodity trading we recommend that you utilise so-called diversification, which contributes to the securing of your investments.

Most frequently traded commodities:

  • Oil
  • Coffee
  • Natural gas
  • Gold
  • Wheat
  • Cotton
  • Corn
  • Sugar
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Oil
  • Natural gas
  • Copper
  • Coffee

trading conditions

SymbolLeverage (max)Swap LongSwap ShortMax Order SizeSize of 1 LotSpreadTrading Hours
Cocoa1:10-31,543-4,506100100120009:46 - 17:29
Coffee1:10-1,745-0,2491001 0008009:16 - 17:29
Copper1:10-4,102-0,5861001 0007000:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00
Corn1:10-5,268-0,7521001 0007000:05 - 12:40 , 13:35 - 18:10
Cotton1:10-1,137-0,1621001 00010001:05 - 18:15
NaturalGas1:10-0,432-0,06110010 000700:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00
Platinum1:10-12,041-1,72010010015000:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00
Rice1:10-0,143-0,02010010 000600:05 - 01:55 , 13:35 - 18:10
Soybeans1:10-12,343-1,7631001 00020000:05 - 12:40 , 13:35 - 18:10
Sugar1:10-0,158-0,02210010 0001108:31 - 16:59
UKOil1:10-1,190-0,170101 000600:01 - 22:00
USOil1:10-1,056-0,150101 000600:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00
Wheat1:10-7,497-1,0711001 00030000:05 - 12:40 , 13:35 - 18:10
XAGUSD1:10-2,100-0,3002010 0007000:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00
XAUUSD1:20-17,453-2,493201005800:00 - 20:55 , 22:01 - 24:00

Trading commences each Sunday at 22:00 GMT and closes on Friday at 22:00 GMT. Opening market orders and placing orders during the daily break is not possible. Due to low liquidity in global markets, between 23:00 GMT and 24:00 GMT, spreads for Gold, Silver and Oil might be widened.  

*Leverage is estimated and depends on the real-time value of the instrument.
**Once you open and/or close position, you will pay spread, which is the difference between current Bid and Ask price. Due to market fluctuations the spread might vary. does not receive commission, incentives, fee reductions or rebates from any clearing firm.

Trading Times
Trading hours vary from instrument to instrument; please see the above table for details.

Trading Conditions reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to widen spreads, decrease leverage, control maximum order amounts and limit clients’ total exposure. Please go to our Terms and Conditions for full terms.

The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.


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