METALS AND ENERGIES
Afx Markets Online offers a flexible trading conditions for all its spot metals and energies, an easy way to gain exposure to some of the world’s most popular commodities from within your MetaTrader 4 trading platform.
Precious metals are attractive to speculators as they offer insights into economic health and are often viewed as a safe haven during times of economic turmoil. As market demand is not driven by any one individual geography, many smart investors trade precious metals in order to diversify their portfolio and hedge their positions, even when the markets are down. Precious metals are susceptible to dramatic changes in supply and demand because they are not driven by any one country in particular but the world as a whole. You can buy or sell to take advantage of both rising and falling markets without any additional commission charges applied.
Afx Markets Online allows trading of energy contracts including Brent crude and WTI oil CFDs from your Afx Markets Online MetaTrader 4 platform. USOUSD is a spot commodity pair based on West Texas Intermediate crude oil, or WTI, which is a light ‘sweet’ oil traded in Cushing, Oklahoma – the sweetness referring to the oil’s low Sulphur content. USOUSD can be considered US Oil, and is heavily affected by developments in Northern America.
UKOUSD is a spot commodity pair based on Brent Crude Oil, while Brent technically refers to oil produced in the North Sea it is often referred to as UK Oil. Brent Crude is used as the pricing benchmark for two thirds of the world’s oil production.