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 offers 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.

Commodities Contracts Specifications

Symbol Description 1 Lot Size Used Margin per lot Spreads * Swap Short ** Swap Long ** Limit and Stop Levels Tick Size Tick Value
Coffee Coffee 37500 Lbs $1400 1.00 -0.51 -1.54 0.80 0.05 $18.75
Copper Copper 25000 Lbs $1500 0.006 -0.53 -1.58 0.0003 0.0005 $12.50
Palladium Palladium 100 Troy Oz $1500 1.80 -0.54 -1.61 0.70 0.05 $5
Platinum Platinum 50 Troy Oz $1500 3.60 -0.50 -1.50 0.70 0.1 $5
Sugar Sugar #11 112000 Lbs $700 0.10 -0.13 -0.39 0.05 0.01 $11.20
Cocoa US Cocoa 10 Metric Ton 1.50% 9 -0.5 -1.58 18 1 $10
Cotton US Cotton No.2 50000 Lbs 1.50% 0.26 -1 -3.3 0.56 0.01 $5

Trading Hours

Symbol 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
Cocoa Daily 11:45-20:30 None
Cotton Daily 04:00-21:20 None

Note: 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.


Commodities Contracts Expiration Dates

Symbol January February March April May June July August September October November December
Coffee 18/05/2017 19/07/2017 22/08/2017 20/11/2017
Copper 26/05/2017 28/06/2017 27/07/2017 30/08/2017 29/11/2017
Palladium 28/06/2017
Platinum 27/07/2017 28/09/2017
Sugar 29/06/2017 29/09/2017
Cocoa 03/07/2017 17/08/2017 11/12/2017
Cotton 03/07/2017 22/09/2017 22/11/2017

* These are expected average spreads

** Swaps may be adjusted daily based on market conditions and rates provided by our Price Provider 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.

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Summer: GMT+3 (DST)

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