This is a list of the recommended commodity trading brokers that provide futures and spot trading in metals, energy, agriculture and other sectors based on the CBOT, NYMEX, ICE and other exchanges as well as the OTC trading. Nearly all of the presented commodity brokers also offer Forex/CFD trading opportunity. Most of the listed brokers are offshore and have little or no limits on the commodity trading, including high leverages and short-selling. Usually it takes only several minutes to open an account with such a broker and from several minutes up to a day (depending on the funding method) to fund your commodity trading account and start placing real orders in the market.
- Forex4you is a popular currency broker with some commodity trading capabilities. You can trade spot gold and silver, as well as the NYMEX’s futures for corn, natural gas, oil, soybean and wheat. Leverage varies between 1:50 and 1:100 and the spread is paid instead of the commission. You’ll need at least $1,000 to trade commodities.
- AVA INDEX is an index/futures division of Ava FX, a rather old and famous Forex trading broker. The spreads for trading are quite low, but a small extra commission per trade is also applied. Leverage can be set to 1:50 or 1:100. The minimum account size to start trading with this broker is only $100. They offer a wide array of futures and spot commodities to trade, including: crude oil, gold, silver, platinum, corn, soybeans, wheat, natural gas, heating oil, gasoline, coffee, sugar and cotton.
- InstaForex a Forex broker that also provides opportunity to trade CFDs on commodity futures traded on CBOT, NYMEX and ICE. Metals, energy and agricultural futures are available. Minimum margin require to trade is $1,000 (up to $4,000 for some commodities). The leverage can be as high as 1:25. The broker’s commission for each deal is $30.