FXI Spot metals

Trade spot gold
and silver

Buy and sell the price of the biggest precious metals

Trading is risky

Trade the price of gold and silver.

Find your next opportunity in one of the most traded markets in the world – precious metals. Available on all of our account types, when you trade gold and silver with us, you trade them against the price of the US Dollar.

Benefits of trading metals at a glance:

  • Widely considered potential safe havens
  • Good for diversifying your portfolio
  • Popular during times of volatility

Why trade spot metals with FXTM?

Typically zero spreads on major FX Pairs

Unbeatable trading costs

Take advantage of super-low commission rates and spreads that go as low as zero for Gold/US Dollar (XAUUSD).

Fast execution

Faster execution for a better price

We will execute your trades in milliseconds, so you'll always get the best market price.

Ultimate transparency

Globally trusted

We're regulated and licensed under the FSC of the Republic of Mauritius and the UK's FCA, among others.

Secure & Safe

Total fund security

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

Trading metals

Gold and silver have been exchanged for goods throughout time, and continue to be a popular choice for many traders today.

Live rates

What is spot metal trading, and why traders love it

The 'spot' price of a metal like gold (XAU) or silver (XAG) is the cash price of that metal at that time.

Metal trading means exchanging gold or silver spot prices for a major currency. An example would be XAGEUR (Silver against the Euro) or XAUGBP (Gold against the British Pound).

Spot metal traders can use both long- and short-term price charts to monitor gold or silver's price movements, and then place a trade depending on how they anticipate the price moves. Traders choose to hold either a long- or short-term position according to their strategy.

One benefit of trading spot metals is that gold and silver unlike currencies are usually more stable during volatile times. These assets are typically seen as a 'hedge' against inflation, meaning that whatever the current state of the financial market, there are still opportunities to potentially profit from them.

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Trading is risky. Your capital is at risk.

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Within the metals market, you can trade 4 specific precious metals. These consist of Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. Because of their scarcity and utility in various industries (fashion, art, technology, etc), these are high-demand resources, and strong hedges against market volatility.

With FXTM, you can start investing in precious metals by trading the spot price of the following instruments:

  • XAUUSD (Gold/US Dollar)
  • XAUEUR (Gold/Euro)
  • XAUGBP (Gold/British Pound)
  • XAGUSD (Silver/US Dollar)
  • XAGEUR (Silver/Euro)

The spot price refers to the price set out in order to buy or sell a security, commodity, etc. This price is also known as the market (or live) price. For gold, for example, the spot price is a rate that may change throughout the day.

It's never been easier to trade in metals, especially with FXTM.

  1. The first step would be to register for an account on FXTM, you can find out how right here
  2. Once you have an account, you can deposit currency into your wallet of choice
  3. Find the metal/s (among our extensive range of assets) you want to invest in
  4. You've made your start in the world of trading!


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