An introduction to spread betting commodities
spread bet on soft and hard commodities through Spread Betting today
by Abi Moses on 15th December, 2016 and updated 18th December, 2016 4:27pm
Here at Spread Betting our purpose is to educate and serve the spread bettors of the world, helping our valued customers enjoy a range of market analysis and insights to make more informed spreads. This week, our team are eager to promote markets that fall under the ‘Commodities’ category, with trading metals such as gold or silver, energies such as oil or gas, and softs such as sugar or cocoa all accessible through this very website.
Split into ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ divisions, communities refer to physical goods or raw materials; substances that can be traded in a standardised manner on an established futures exchange.
Applying the method of spread betting, investors can predict movements in price, just like they do with Forex and Shares spread betting.
Explaining the process our partners, Spreadex, outline the framework of spread betting on commodities:
‘Put simply, trading on the future price of commodities allows investors to speculate on the value of products ranging from gold to soyabeans and are often popular ways to diversify an investment portfolio or to safeguard investments in times of economic uncertainty.’
While there is no real pinpoint as to how you can devise the perfect spread bet, those that favour the commodities section tend to employ a knowledge of the product, many working within the space or viewing the bet as more of a hobby. Divisions include:
· Soft communities such as wheat, sugar, soybeans, oats and coffee
· Hard commodities such as silver, gold, copper and platinum
· Livestock such as cattle
· Energy markets such as gas, oil and emissions
If you are interested in testing the waters of commodities spread betting then IG is certainly a platform we recommend, offering Spreads from 0.3 points on popular commodity markets. To try your hand at this popular trading style register with IG through this site today.
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