Commodity CFDs are contracts that mirror the performance of the underlying commodity with the futures prices calculated as the difference between the purchase price and the selling price, hence the term 'contract for difference'.

HotForex offer a number of commodity and metals CFDs. These range from the soft commodities of wheat, sugar, coffee and corn to the metals palladium, platinum and copper.

Why trade commodity CFDs;

  • Buy if you think the market is rising or sell if you believe that it is overpriced.
  • Open a position with as little as USD $10 for a 0.01 lot position.
  • There are no financing charges if your position remains open at the end of the trading session.
  • No commissions are charged on Commodity CFDs.
  • Please note that Commodity CFDs have a market expiry date.

Trading Hours

Market trading hours are an important factor when trading CFDs. If you have an open position when the markets close, this means you will not be able to close your trade until the market re-opens again the next trading day. Just like many of the traded markets, volatility is also present in the commodity markets. This means that the opening price at the start of the next trading session can be vastly different from the closing price in the previous trading session and as a result you can see large swings in profit and loss. Please see contract specifications for more details.

Swap Rollover

We do not apply any rollover/swap for positions kept overnight on commodities.

Commodity CFDs Trading Details


Description 1 Lot Size Used Margin per lot Spreads * Limit and Stop Levels Tick Size Tick Value
Platinum 50 Troy Oz USD $1500 3.60 0.70 0.1 USD $5
Palladium 100 Troy Oz USD $1500 1.80 0.70 0.05 USD $5
Copper 25000 Lbs USD $1500 0.006 0.0003 0.0005 USD $12.50
Corn 5000 Bushels USD $700 1.25 0.54 0.25 USD $12.50
Coffee 37500 Lbs USD $700 1.30 0.80 0.05 USD $18.75
Sugar #11 112000 Lbs USD $700 0.10 0.05 0.01 USD $11.20
Wheat 5000 Bushels USD $700 1.00 0.57 0.25 USD $12.50

Trading Hours

Instrument Trading Hours (GMT +3) Break Time
Coffee Daily 11:15-20:30 None
Copper Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:15 - 01:00
Palladium Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:15 - 01:00
Platinum Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:15 - 01:00
Sugar #11 Daily 10:30-20:00 None
Corn Daily 03:00-21:00 Daily 15:45-16:30
Wheat Daily 03:00-21:15 Daily 15:45-16:30

Commodity CFDs Expiry Dates 2014

Instrument January February March April May June July
Coffee      19/03/2014    19/05/2014    21/07/2014
Copper  29/01/2014  26/02/2014  27/03/2014  28/04/2014  28/05/2014  26/06/2014  29/07/2014
Corn      14/03/2014    14/05/2014    14/07/2014
Palladium  29/01/2014  27/03/2014      26/06/2014  
Platinum  29/01/2014      28/04/2014      29/07/2014
Sugar #11      28/03/2014    30/05/2014    30/07/2014
Wheat      14/03/2014    14/05/2014    14/07/2014

* These are expected average spreads