Commodities Trading

Vantage FX offers the opportunity to trade a range of commodities with maximum Forex leverage. Clients can trade precious metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium, as well as crude oil across two different trading products that will match individual trading styles and experience levels.


Spot Precious Metals / CFD Commodities

Trading spot precious metals with Vantage FX occurs in a very similar way to a standard forex trade, in that traders are able to purchase these goods against the USD or AUD, much the same as one would a currency pair on the Vantage FX MetaTrader 4 Platform.

Instrument HoursSymbolSpreadLot Size (1 lot) Min. VolumeMax. LeverageTrading
Gold vs USD XAUUSD Variable 100 oz 0.01 lot 500:1 24h*
Gold vs AUD XAUAUD Variable 100 oz 0.01 lot 500:1 24h*
Silver vs USD XAGUSD Variable 5,000 oz 0.01 lot 500:1 24h*
Silver vs AUD XAGAUD Variable 5,000 oz 0.01 lot 500:1 24h*
Platinum vs USD XPTUSD Variable 1,000 oz 1 lot 500:1 24h*
Palladium vs USD XPDUSD Variable 1,000 oz 1 lot 500:1 24h*
Crude Oil CL-OIL Variable 1,000 USD/bbl 0.01 lot 500:1 24h*


*Spot gold, silver, platinum and palladium trading takes place on a 24 hour basis, with only a brief cessation during which the market closes from 17:15 Eastern Time to 18:00 Eastern Time (07:15 – 8:00 AEST Australian Eastern Standard Time).

*Those interested can trade crude oil from 18:00 Eastern Time to 17:15 Eastern Time (07:15 – 08:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Whether you are looking to trade gold, silver or oil you can begin from as few as 0.01 lots to ensure that you are maintaining a safe risk factor. Spot commodities allow you to short sell as easily as taking a long position and can also be traded by market, limit, stop and trailing stop orders. Platinum and Palladium requires minimum volumes of 1 lot.

As with Forex, all positions held overnight will be rolled to the new spot value date and will therefore incur an overnight swap charge or credit to the client’s account.


Binary Option Commodities

Vantage FX clients are also able to trade on commodities via the purchase of binary options. Unlike usual commodities trading, purchases in binary options of commodities are merely investment purchases on the predicted movements in the actual commodities.

High/Low, One Touch and 60 Second Binary Options are the available types of binary options available for commodities trading. The following commodity movements can be traded upon:

  • Oil
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Gold/JPY
  • Gold/EUR
  • Gold/Silver
  • Copper
  • Corn
  • Coffee
  • Sugar