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.
  • 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.

Commodity CFDs Trading Details


Description 1 Lot Size Used Margin per lot Spreads * Swap Short ** Swap Long ** Limit and Stop Levels Tick Size Tick Value
Platinum 50 Troy Oz $1500 3.60 -0.50 -1.50 0.70 0.1 $5
Palladium 100 Troy Oz $1500 1.80 -0.54 -1.61 0.70 0.05 $5
Copper 25000 Lbs $1500 0.006 -0.53 -1.58 0.0003 0.0005 $12.50
Corn 5000 Bushels $700 1.25 -0.17 -0.52 0.54 0.25 $12.50
Coffee 37500 Lbs $1400 1.00 -0.51 -1.54 0.80 0.05 $18.75
Sugar #11 112000 Lbs $700 0.10 -0.13 -0.39 0.05 0.01 $11.20
Wheat 5000 Bushels $1400 1.00 -0.23 -0.70 0.57 0.25 $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 June July August September October November December
Coffee    21/07/2014    18/09/2014      18/12/2014
Copper  26/06/2014  29/07/2014  28/08/2014  26/09/2014  29/10/2014  25/11/2014  29/12/2014
Corn    14/07/2014    12/09/2014      12/12/2014
Palladium  26/06/2014      26/09/2014      29/12/2014
Platinum    29/07/2014      29/10/2014    
Sugar #11  30/06/2014      30/09/2014      
Wheat    14/07/2014    12/09/2014      12/12/2014

* These are expected average spreads

** Swaps may be adjusted daily based on market conditions and rates provided by our Liquidity Providers applicable to all open positions. Triple swaps are applied every Wednesday