Commodities trading

Trade commodities with an award-winning broker

Buy and sell oil, natural gas, coffee and more with Alpari

Trading is risky

Find opportunity in the world's biggest commodities markets.

Trading CFD commodities like oil, gas and coffee gives you access to those markets without having to buy anything outright. Oil is one of the most popular markets to trade, so much so that many traders nickname it “black gold”. We also offer natural gas, and a range of 'soft commodities' too.

Key benefits of CFD commodities trading

  • Easy access to popular oil and gas markets
  • Great way to diversify your portfolio
  • Increased consumer demand for commodities paves the way for bigger opportunities

Why trade commodity CFDs with Alpari?

Typically zero spreads on major FX Pairs

Unbeatable trading costs

Take advantage of super-low commission rates and tight spreads.

Fast execution

Faster execution for a better price

Your trades will be executed in milliseconds, so you'll always get the best market price.

Ultimate transparency

Globally trusted

Regulated and Licensed in Various Jurisdictions

Secure & Safe

Total fund security

Trade with peace of mind. Your funds are fully segregated from our own and insured up to $1m.

Live rates

How does Commodity CFD trading work?

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is an agreement between the buyer and the seller. It means that the seller will pay the buyer the difference between the commodity’s current price and its price at the point the contract specifies.

By trading CFDs on commodities, investors are speculating whether the value of the instrument will rise or fall.

What is the difference between CFD trading and investing?

The difference between CFD trading and investing is that CFDs are leveraged. Investing, on the other hand, is non-leveraged.

It is for this reason that CFDs are preferred for both day and short term trading strategies.

What are the benefits of Commodity CFD trading?

One of the main benefits of CFD trading is that you’re trading on the expectation of a price movement, so you don’t have to actually buy (or take delivery of) the underlying asset. Because you can take a short position (expecting the price to decrease) as well as a long one (expecting the price to increase), you can still make a profit when the commodity falls in value — not just when it rises.

This gives commodity CFD traders greater flexibility and more opportunities to earn from market movements. By the same token, you should be aware of the potential for losses when going long or short on a commodity’s price.

Can you trade stock CFDs?

You can trade stock CFDs with Alpari, which is a great way to diversify your portfolio. Trading stock CFDs allows you to access popular company stocks without having to purchase them outright.

You can find out more about trading stock CFDs, including how to open an account with Alpari, the benefits of trading and an explanation as to the process involved, at our stock CFDs page.

Alpari Cashback

Earn ALP bonus points on deposits, trades and other actions, to exchange for cash, refunds or discounts.


When you trade Commodities, you'll own the Oil or Gas itself. Commodity CFDs, on the other hand, allow you to speculate on the price movements without ever owning the asset. A key advantage of CFDs is that you're able to enter contracts for prices falling (going short), as well as rising (going long).

All trading comes with risk and CFD trading is no different. We strongly encourage you to take your time, do your research, and practice good risk management. We have excellent analysis tools to help you.

Leverage is similar to a loan of sorts, based on ratios. For example, if leverage is 1:100, for every $1 you put down as capital on your trade, we'll give you $100. This means that you have access to larger trade sizes without the capital outlay. This can boost any potential profits exponentially, but it may also amplify losses.

All our account types offer Commodities CFDs, but the contract specifications in terms of spreads, lot sizes, swap values and leverage may differ from account to account. Typically, the higher tiered accounts require larger deposits, but offer more favourable conditions.
Gateway to global opportunity
Discover opportunities in Crude Oil, Brent Oil and Natural Gas.