What is a commodity?

A commodity is a physical good that can be bought or sold on the various commodity markets. Commodities can be categorised into either hard or soft varieties. Hard commodities are natural resources like oil, gold and rubber and are often mined or extracted. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as coffee, wheat or corn. Read about our commodity definition.




Crude Oil West Texas
Crude Oil Brent
Natural Gas
Heating Oil


Coffee Arabica
Lean Hogs
Live Cattle
Sugar Raw

Commodity Indices

Precious Metals Index
Energy Index
Agricultural Index

How do you trade on commodities?

The commodity markets are traded on in a similar way to other types of financial instruments, but there are some points to be aware of in order to avoid any shocks or surprises when dipping your toe into commodities trading. Learn how to trade commodities.

What is leveraged commodity trading?

One of the features of spread betting and CFD trading on commodities is that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of your position to open a trade, known as trading on leverage. Remember, trading on leverage can also amplify losses, so it’s important to manage your risk.

How can I trade commodity CFDs?

Commodity CFDs are a type of derivative product available globally, with zero commission fees (other charges may apply). Check out our CFD trading page for more information on commodity CFD spreads and margin rates.