Commodities, whether they are related to food, energy or metals, are an important part of everyday life. Anyone who drives a car can become significantly impacted by rising crude oil prices. The impact of a drought on the soybean supply may influence the composition of your next meal. Similarly, commodities can be an important way to diversify a portfolio beyond traditional securities – either for the long term or as a place to park cash during unusually volatile or bearish stock markets, as commodities traditionally move in opposition to stocks.
Trading CFDs on commodities is a more convenient way to access the commodities markets than purchasing the product outright.
Commodities have a fixed leverage independent of your account’s leverage.
You can right-click on any commodity symbol on market watch and see the margin percentage by clicking on specifications.
You can trade Commodities on all LCM account types and platforms including the Desktop trading platform, Mobile trading apps for iOS and Android and Webtrader.
Commodities have no fixed lot requirements. Flexible order sizes give traders greater control in sizing their trade positions and allocating their portfolio.