Gold & Oil Trading
Since the beginning of time gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium have been renowned as valuable, the reason for their high value is due to their rarity. They are expensive and difficult to mine and appreciated by industries and investors alike.
In today’s trading world it is possible to gain profits from a commodity, such as gold without having to physically own the metal.
At ECNOptions you can trade gold, platinum and other precious metals online, easily and seamlessly. Try metals trading with the leading regulated broker and enjoy the following benefits.
Trade gold, platinum, silver & copper with competitive spreads
Make bigger trades with leverage of up to 400:1
Choose between MetaTrader 5 platforms
Trade whichever way you think the market will go – long or short
Access the markets while you’re on the move with our mobile apps
Get 24/5 live client support in your language
Trade Other Metals with ECNOptions
ECNOptions offers a range of other metals to trade:
These markets tend to be less liquid, and therefore less volatile, than the gold market which means trading hours are shorter. However, they do offer more stability than gold, which means they are often used as an alternative investment when markets are volatile.
Factors Influencing Gold and Precious Metal Trading
The trade of this precious metal is interwoven with that of the trade of currencies, and with the financial markets in general.
Several different factors come into play when analysing the movement of the Gold price:
Supply - can be affected by decline in yields, political instability and the discovery of new seams
Demand - mainly comes from jewellery and use in technological products
Market Volatility - Gold has often been used as a safe haven investment when markets are unpredictable
An example of a period of market volatility
The 2008 economic crisis related to growth in gold value, topping $1,400 in 2010. The crisis began in October 2008 where all markets Gold included endured a downward spiral as a result of the credit markets being seized up.
Gold was being sold in vast amounts by investors who were looking to cover their losses in other markets. Eventually the United States government started to work on a bailout plan amounted to $700 billion. The cash injection allowed the markets to recover however personal losses were felt in areas on interest rates and mortgage payments.
A graph illustrating the above example:
As a client of ECNOptions you will receive regular market reports and live, streaming news updates as well as all the analysis of the latest moves in the metals markets.
How ECNOptions Can Help
Join ECNOptions for as little as $100 and start trading gold and other metals today. Not only can you earn a sign-up bonus of up to $10,000, depending on your initial deposit, but you’ll get access to a range of advantages and benefits that are exclusive to ECNOptions clients.
We offer a range of intuitive and customizable platforms, including automated trading solutions, so you’re guaranteed to find the trading environment that suits your style. You can trade gold and other commodities on the same screen as your forex trades, buy and sell directly from live charts, and set stops and limits in order to protect your capital.
ECNOptions also offers award-winning customer support, in more than 15 languages, whenever the markets are open.
Gold Trading & Forex
Gold trading on ECNOptions is easy to understand, especially if you’ve already gained some experience of the forex market. Gold units are measured in Troy Ounces against a currency – usually the dollar – in a similar way to a Forex currency pair.
Crude oil is a natural and liquid commodity found in rock formations in the earth’s core. Oil wells are essential in the extraction process, as they are formed to release oil from deep within the earth. Oil is an essential commodity in that we make use of it every day once it has been refined into petroleum products such as petrol and gasoline.
Crude Oil Trading
Trade oil and a range of energy products on the most advanced platforms with high leverage, competitive spreads, and exclusive news, analysis and educational materials.
As one of the world’s leading forex and CFD brokers ECNOptions offers a number of distinct advantages for oil traders.
Trade a full range of energies - from crude oil to gasoline
Get leverage of up to 100:1 on your trades
MetaTrader 5 platforms available
Trade on the move with our apps for iOS and Android
Copy experienced traders with Mirror Trader auto-trading
Get live multilingual customer support whenever the market is open
Oil & Energy CFDs
One of the main advantages of trading commodity CFDs (Contracts for Difference) with Saxo Market is the flexibility and freedom they offer the trader. With CFDs you can trade Crude Oil and other Energy products at live market rates without any of the fees or complications associated with trading directly in the oil futures market.
You can both buy and sell short without any restriction and without paying a fee, so you can put your analysis into action whichever direction you think the market is headed.
Why trade Oil and Energies
High leverage of up to 100:1
Tight spreads provided directly by interbank liquidity
Fast executions and mobile trading available
No need for storage/transportation and associated risks
ECNOptions offers the following Oil and Energy CFDs:
Understanding The Oil Market
There are a number of factors that drive the volatility of the oil market. First and foremost is the huge demand for oil as fuel and in industry. Supply and demand is crucial to determining the oil price – particularly as the yield from certain major oil fields declines. Political instability is also an influence on oil prices – some of the main oil production centres are in unstable regions and this can affect production.
Market sentiment is also hugely influential on the oil price – particularly in terms of short-term speculation, which accounts for the overwhelming majority of oil trades.
As an ECNOptions client you’ll get a wide range of material, such as reports, news updates, economic calendar and market analysis, to help you assess the market and make educated decisions.
Why trade with ECNOptions
Trade with a trusted and fully regulated broker with over 10 years’ experience & a presence in 150 countries.
Multi award-winning innovative broker, Best Broker award for 2015 and 2016. 24/5 dedicated account managers, available by e-mail, telephone, and live chat in your language.
Clients funds are kept in segregated accounts with leading international banks.Trade on over 250 instruments including forex, CFDs for stocks, commodities & indices