Trade commodities commission free with tighter spreads

You wanted lower costs and powerful leverage

CMC Markets has revolutionized commodities trading with CFDs enabling clients to trade commission free with margin rates starting at 5%. Trade nearly 30 commodities including your favourites such as gold, silver, crude oil, copper and many more.

Introducing cash prices and no more contract sizes

Our CMC Next Generation platform now offers cash prices for more flexible commodities trading and long term charts. In addition we’ve eliminated the contract sizes so you can now trade the exact number of ounces of gold and silver or the exact number of barrels of oil you want.

Up to 20 years’ worth of price history on major Commodities

If you trade using technical analysis, you will find up to 20 years of price history built into our charts for commodities. Traditionally when trading futures contracts, you can only view price history for the period of the futures contracts of, say, three months. Due to our cash price for commodity CFDs that has no expiry, we can show a smooth continuous price within our charts for an extended period.


Product Minimum Spread Position Margin From Trading Hours
Cocoa Bulk Bean (UK) 3.5 3.93% Daily 04:30 - 11:50
Cocoa (US) 4 3.51% Daily 04:45 - 13:30
Coffee Arabica 3 7.38% Daily 04:45 - 13:30
Coffee Robusta 3 Daily 04:00 - 12:30
Copper 2 6.58% Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Corn 0.9 7.44% Daily 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Mon-Thr20:00-00:00

Cotton 15 4.52% Daily 00:00 - 14:20 / 21:00 - 0:00
Crude Oil Brent 3 11.99% Mon 00:00 - Fri 17:00

(daily break between 18:00 and 20:00) Sun 18:00 - 0:00

Crude Oil West Texas 3 12.3% Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Feeder Cattle 20 3.35%

Daily 10:05 - 14:00

Gasoline 2.5 11.19% Sun 18:00 - Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Gold 0.3 3.84% Sun 18:00 - Fri 16:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00)

Heating Oil 2.8 12.7% Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Lean Hogs 10 5.7% Daily 09:30 - 14:05
Live Cattle 10 2.63% Daily 09:30 - 14:05
Lumber 10 6.17% Daily 10:00 - 14:05
Natural Gas 0.3 13.72% Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Oats 9 7.89% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

Orange Juice 10 7.65% Daily 08:00 - 14:00
Palladium 10 8.06% Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Platinum 10 4.77% Sun 18:00 to Fri 17:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Rough Rice 4 4.27% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

Silver 2.5 9.25% Sun 18:00 to Fri 16:00

(daily break between 17:00 and 18:00 Mon to Thu)

Soybean 1.5 5.86% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

Soybean Meal 7 8.9% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

Soybean Oil 9 4.79% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

Sugar Raw 4 6.79% Daily 03:30 - 13:00
Sugar White 7 5.57% Daily 03:45 - 12:55
Wheat 0.8 7.96% Mon to Thu 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15 / 20:00 - 00:00

Fri 00:00 - 08:45 / 09:30 - 14:15

Sun 20:00 - 00:00

The spreads, commissions and margins (as applicable) above are provided for information only and were correct as at 23 December 2016

A minimum spread is the lowest spread that will be shown on the given product. If the underlying market spread widens throughout the trading day, the platform spread may also widen. The spreads shown are for the first price available for the average market trade/bet sizes in the relevant product. The spread will widen for larger trade/bet sizes, see our platform for more information.

Please note - the change in price that results in a P&L change equal to your stake size is represented by the last large digit in the price shown on the platform

At the end of each trading day (10:00 pm GMT), positions held in your account may be subject to a holding cost.

The holding cost can be positive or negative depending on the direction of your position and the applicable holding rate.

Historical holding rates, expressed as an annual percentage rate, are visible on our platform within the overview section of each product. View more details about our holding costs