CFD Commodities

Trade Oil and
Gas commodities

Buy and sell the price of the biggest
oil and gas products

Trading is risky

Find opportunity in the world's biggest commodities markets.

Oil is one of the most popular markets to trade, so much so that many traders nickname it “black gold”. We also offer natural gas as a commodity. Trading CFD commodities like these gives you access to those markets without having to buy anything outright.

Key benefits of commodity CFD trading at a glance

  • Easy access to popular oil and gas markets
  • Great way to diversify your portfolio
  • Increased demand for oil and gas paves the way for bigger opportunities and quick income.

Why trade Oil and Gas CFDs with FXTM?

Typically zero spreads on major FX Pairs

Unbeatable trading costs

Take advantage of super-low commission rates and tight spreads.

Globally regulated & licensed

Faster execution for a better price

Your trades will be executed in milliseconds, so you'll always get the best market price.

Ultimate transparency

Globally trusted

Regulated and Licensed in Various Jurisdictions

Secure & Safe

Total fund security

Trade with peace of mind. Your funds are fully segregated from our own and insured up to $1m.

CFD trading on Oil and Gas Commodities

Trade CFDs on commodities to access some of the world's biggest oil and natural gas markets.

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How does Commodity CFD trading work?

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement between the buyer and the seller. It means that the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the commodity’s current price and its price at the point the contract specifies.

By trading CFDs on commodities, investors are speculating whether the value of the instrument will rise or fall.

What are the benefits of Commodity CFD trading?

One of the main benefits of CFD trading is that you’re trading on the expectation of a price movement, so you don’t have to actually buy (or take delivery of) the underlying asset. Because you can take a short position (expecting the price to decrease) as well as a long one (expecting the price to increase), you can still make a profit when the commodity falls in value — not just when it rises.

This gives commodity CFD traders greater flexibility and more opportunities to earn from market movements. By the same token, you should be aware of the potential for losses when going long or short on a commodity’s price.

What is the difference between CFD trading and investing?

The difference between CFD trading and investing is that CFDs are leveraged. Investing, on the other hand, is non-leveraged.

It is for this reason that CFDs are preferred for both day and short term trading strategies.

Can you trade stock CFDs?

You can trade stock CFDs with FXTM, which is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Trading stock CFDs allows you to access popular company stocks without having to purchase them outright.

You can find out more about trading stock CFDs, including how to open an account with FXTM, the benefits of trading and an explanation as to the process involved, at our stock CFDs page.

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It really depends which account type you go for. You can start with a minimum deposit of $10 on our Micro account, and $500 on our Advantage and Advantage Plus accounts. Learn more about our account types here.

Commodity trading is available on all of our account types, but all 3 are a little different. None are any better or worse for trading oil or gas, instead it depends on your preferences in terms of pricing, trading platforms and execution type. Our Micro account offers trading on MT4 with instant execution. If you're trading on our Advantage or Advantage Plus accounts, you can choose from MT4 or MT5 with market execution. More details on pricing can be found here.

Every kind of trading carries risk, but commodities are often considered high risk. This is because many factors can affect their price, like inflation and the latest confidence in the global economy. On the other hand, the rewards can be greater if you make a profit as commodities are leveraged (which lets you trade a larger amount of a commodity).

Leverage is similar to a loan, meaning that we'll lend you a set amount of money so that you can buy more of an asset, and earn a larger profit on any successful trades although it does mean that your losses are greater too. You can trade CFDs on UK Brent oil with a leverage of 1:52, US crude oil with a leverage of 1:49, and US natural gas with a leverage of 1:19.

The maximum possible leverage for residents of Kenya is 1:400, regardless of instrument or account type.

You can choose from:

  • UK Brent oil (spot)
  • US crude oil (spot)
  • US natural gas (spot)


Start trading commodities with us today