Commodities

Commodities

The STX Markets platform offers clients the opportunity to trade a number of global commodity markets. You can trade a full range of energy and metal products which include Crude Oil, Gold, Copper and much more. Please find below a table with our typical spreads for our commodity products.

Commodity Spread IM factor Trading Hours Min / Max Size Tick Factor Equivalent Underlying Quantity
 UK Crude – Futures  5 1% 20:00 – 18:00 ET (Sunday open 18:00, Friday close 17:00 ET)  1 / 200  0.01 1 CFD = 100 barrels
Gold – Futures 0.5  0.50%  18:00 – 17:15 ET 1 / 500  0.1  1 CFD = 10 troy ounces
Heating Oil – Futures  5  10%  18:00 – 17:15 ET (Sunday open 18:00, Friday close 17:00 ET)  1 / 10000  0.0001  1 CFD = 10,000 Gallons
 High Grade Copper – Futures  0.005  3% 18:00 – 17:15 ET  1 / 500  0.0005  1 CFD = 2000 LBS
Natural Gas – Futures  5  10%  18:00 – 17:15 ET (Sunday open 18:00, Friday close 17:00 ET) 1 / 100 0.001  1 CFD = 1,000 MMBtu
Palladium – Futures  5  5% 18:00 – 17:15 ET  1 / 50  0.1  1 CFD = 10 troy ounces
Platinum – Futures  5  5%  18:00 – 17:15 ET (Sunday open 18:00, Friday close 17:00 ET)  1 / 50  0.1  1 CFD = 10 troy ounces
 Silver – Futures  3  1%  18:00 – 17:15 ET (i.e. 24 hours with a 45 minute break)  1 / 200  0.001  1 CFD = 1000 troy ounces
 US Crude – Futures  4  1% 18:00 – 17:15 ET (Sunday opens 18:00, Friday closes 17:00 ET)  1 / 200  0.01  1 CFD = 100 barrels
 Silver – Cash  4  1%  18:00 – 17:15 ET (i.e. 24 hours with a 45 minute break)  1 / 250 0.001  1 CFD = 1000 ounces
 Gold – Cash  4  0.50%  18:00 – 17:15 ET  1 / 500  0.1  1 CFD = 10 troy ounces

Gold & Silver Hours Explained

The ability to trade Gold and Silver will begin on Sunday at 22:00 GMT. At 21:00 GMT there will be a daily break for 1 hour and trading will resume at 22:00 GMT. During the break you will not be able to place market orders or adjust stop and limited orders.

Metals Rollover & Expiration Explained

At STX Markets spot Gold and Silver will rollover in the same manner as our forex pairs. Copper is the only traded metal on our platform that has an expiry date, all other metals will remain open until the client closes the position.