Trade precious metals online

Discover the easy way to trade precious metals online when you trade with Axi. Get the advantages of award-winning service and low spreads on gold, silver, copper and more

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Why trade precious metals online with Axi?

When you trade precious metals with Axi, you’re able to profit from the market price movements of some of the world’s most valuable and sought-after commodities, using a service that’s trusted by traders in more than 100 countries.

Top precious metal commodities

Top precious metal commodities

Access the most well-known precious metals, including gold, silver and copper

Fast execution and competitive spreads

Fast execution and competitive spreads

Super competitive spreads with ultra fast execution speed

Trusted, regulated and award-winning broker

Trusted, regulated and award-winning broker

60,000+ traders in over 100 countries trust us with their trades

30:1 leverage

30:1 leverage

Trade precious metal CFDs online with 30:1 leverage

Zero commission

Zero commission

Deposit and withdraw freely with absolutely $0 commission

All strategies welcome

All strategies welcome

Personalise your strategy and automate your trading using Expert Advisors

Most popular precious metals to trade

See our bid, ask, and spread prices across all our top traded precious metal CFDs, including gold, silver, copper and platinum.

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What other precious metals can I trade with Axi?

The market for precious metal products includes Gold, Silver, Copper and Platinum. Speculate on the price of these metals online via our spot and futures CFDs.

Gold
Learn how to trade gold online, with reliable execution speeds and competitive spreads.
Silver
Diversify your portfolio by trading commodities, learn how to trade silver online with Axi.
Copper
Diversify your portfolio by trading commodities and learn how to trade copper online with Axi.

Futures CFDs derive pricing from underlying futures contracts, while bullion CFDs derive their pricing from the underlying spot market. For a complete overview of all the precious metals available to trade and what time zone they are active in, check out the product schedule.

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  1. Open a free live trading account
  2. Add funds by depositing into your account
  3. Monitor the market and choose the precious metal you want to trade

Learn more about how to trade gold, silver, and copper, or discover the right trading account type for you: standard, pro or swap-free trading account.

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What is metal trading?

Trading metals online, the practice by which traders buy and sell in the metals market, is typically facilitated through online trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4. This is simply the software traders use to speculate and invest in the price movement of metals.

The majority of metal trading online involves precious metals, with gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium often used by investors to help diversify and build a balanced portfolio. Find out more about how the commodity market works and all the commodities available to trade.

How to trade precious metals online?

Precious metals trading, particularly in the retail trading domain, focuses on ‘Contracts for Difference’, commonly referred to as ‘CFDs’. CFDs allow traders to speculate on the price movement of metals, without taking direct ownership of the underlying asset. CFDs allow you to speculate on both rising and falling prices, meaning you can trade in a bull or bear market.

An example of a precious metals trade

Trader A determines that the price of gold is likely to increase against the US dollar, so the trader enters a long (buy) position. Trader A opens their CFD trade when the gold price is at $1,300 an ounce and the XAU/USD CFD contract subsequently rallies (increases) to $1,320 an ounce. Since the price has gone up, Trader A decides to close their position and banks a profit –(calculated from the difference between entry and exit levels).

What are the most traded metals in the world?

In a world largely governed by technology, metals serve as an important physical cog in the global economy; the likes of gold, silver, copper, palladium and other metals are used as raw materials in many essential consumer products.

The price of gold – a traditional form of currency and one of the most heavily traded precious metals – clocked all-time highs at $2,075 an ounce (ticker: XAU/USD) in August 2020. To this day, the precious metal remains sought after. Not only does gold represent a store of value, but it also serves as a symbolic value (think wedding rings and Olympic medals) and is found in the manufacture of electrical components.

Benefits of precious metal trading

Discover the benefits of trading precious metals and learn about the unique features of this commodity market.

Volatility

Volatility

Precious metals undergo fluctuations in supply & demand with their intrinsic value never diminishing.

Go 'long' or 'short'

Go 'long' or 'short'

Ability to go long or short on precious metals with no restrictions.

Liquidity

Liquidity

Metals often offer greater flexibility and more liquidity.

Safe haven appeal

Safe haven appeal

In times of market turmoil or disruption, precious metals can serve as safe-haven markets.

Portfolio diversification

Portfolio diversification

Precious metals can give traders much-needed diversification to their portfolio.

Leverage

Leverage

Trade larger position values while only depositing a small percentage of the notional value.

What factors influence the price of precious metals?

Precious metals are viewed as a store of value, which for some represents a desirable investment in times of market uncertainty. The inherent rarity of precious metals, along with a ductile quality that makes them suitable for jewellery, dentistry and electronics – ensures they remain sought after, making supply & demand a primary price driver.

Supply and demand

Inflation

Monetary policy

US dollar

Global macroeconomic trends

Precious metals trading platforms and tools

Utilise our world-class trading platforms and powerful tools to enhance your trading experience. With an Axi account, traders of all levels have access to top resources to help further improve their skills.

MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 is the smart choice for online traders everywhere who are looking for a trading edge. Simple for beginners and full of advanced functions for professionals, the MT4 platform helps you unlock unlimited trading possibilities.

Learn about MT4

PsyQuation

Built to utilise Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, PsyQuation is a highly advanced trading analytics platform designed to reduce your trading mistakes and provide powerful performance analytics.

Learn about PsyQuation

AutoChartist

Autochartist continuously scans the market for customised trade opportunities, based on realtime pricing and your specific trade setups, then alerts you to potential trades.

Learn about Autochartist

Discover more markets to trade with Axi

Choose from a variety of global markets to trade with Axi, using ultra competitive spreads & flexible leverage to trade your edge.

Precious metals trading FAQs

Through CFD trading, Axi provides clients with a range of precious metals to trade and invest in. The most popular precious metals are our Bullion Spot CFDs: gold, silver, and platinum, against the US dollar (Symbols XAU/USD – XAG/USD – XPT/USD).

Bullion Spot CFDs are also accessible against other quote currencies, such as the Australian dollar, Swiss franc, Euro and British pound.

Precious metals are also available in the form of commodity futures CFDs. With these instruments, traders and investors can access gold and silver futures CFDs, as well as Copper.

Risk is inherent in all investments, but, as you would expect, some investment methods exhibit less risk than others. Common risks associated with trading precious metals, and other financial markets, are market risk, investment risk and trading risk.

The risk of trading precious metals, in terms of trading risk, is largely concentrated on execution risk, gap risk and slippage risk (the expected price of a trade and the price at which the trade is executed).

Trading hours for Axi clients in the precious metals market kick off at 01:00 Monday (server time) and close at midnight Friday (24:00—server time). This includes gold, silver and platinum products. There is a market break that occurs between 24:00 and 01:00 (server time) each morning.

Precious metals market hours for gold and silver commodity futures CFDs open at 18:01 Sunday and close at 16:59 Friday – a trading break occurs between 16:59 and 18:01 (New York).

To access more information, refer to our product schedule.

Due to their perceived reliability, precious metals are often viewed as an effective way to balance or diversify an investment portfolio against risk or volatility, or to hedge against inflation and act as a safe haven.

To trade precious metals online with Axi, as well as the base metal copper, the minimum trade size is 0.01 of a standard lot.

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