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
Coffee 37500 Lbs $1400 1.00 -0.51 -1.54 0.80 0.05 $18.75
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
Palladium 100 Troy Oz $1500 1.80 -0.54 -1.61 0.70 0.05 $5
Platinum 50 Troy Oz $1500 3.60 -0.50 -1.50 0.70 0.1 $5
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 *** Break Time ***
Coffee Daily 11:15-20:30 None
Copper Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:00 - 01:00
Palladium Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:00 - 01:00
Platinum Monday 01:00- Friday 24:00 Daily 00:00 - 01:00
Sugar #11 Daily 10:30-20:00 None
Corn Daily 03:00-21:15 Daily 15:45-16:30
Wheat Daily 03:00-21:15 Daily 15:45-16:30

Commodity CFDs Expiry Dates

Instrument December January February March April May
Coffee   18/12/2015      18/03/2016    18/05/2016
Copper   29/12/2015   27/01/2016   25/02/2016   29/03/2016  27/04/2016  26/05/2016
Corn   14/12/2015      15/03/2016     13/05/2016
Palladium  29/12/2015       29/03/2016    
Platinum    27/01/2016      27/04/2016  
Sugar #11      29/02/2016    29/04/2016  
Wheat   14/12/2015      15/03/2016    13/05/2016

* 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

NOTE - All Pending Orders will be force closed during market breaks. In case any order is left pending, it will be automatically deleted after the daily market closure time.

**** Please note that Server Time is subject to Daylight Savings Time (DST), which begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Server Times:
Winter: GMT+2
Summer: GMT+3 (DST)

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