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Metals & Energies

FWT Markets offers a flexible trading conditions for all its spot metals and energies, an easy way to gain exposure to some of the world’s most popular commodities from within your MetaTrader 4 trading platform.

Precious metals are attractive to speculators as they offer insights into economic health and are often viewed as a safe haven during times of economic turmoil. As market demand is not driven by any one individual geography, many smart investors trade precious metals in order to diversify their portfolio and hedge their positions, even when the markets are down. Precious metals are susceptible to dramatic changes in supply and demand because they are not driven by any one country in particular but the world as a whole. You can buy or sell to take advantage of both rising and falling markets without any additional commission charges applied.

FWT Markets allows trading of energy contracts including Brent crude and WTI oil CFDs from your FWT Markets MetaTrader 4 platform. USOUSD is a spot commodity pair based on West Texas Intermediate crude oil, or WTI, which is a light ‘sweet’ oil traded in Cushing, Oklahoma – the sweetness referring to the oil’s low Sulphur content. USOUSD can be considered US Oil, and is heavily affected by developments in Northern America.

UKOUSD is a spot commodity pair based on Brent Crude Oil, while Brent technically refers to oil produced in the North Sea it is often referred to as UK Oil. Brent Crude is used as the pricing benchmark for two thirds of the world’s oil production.

Advantages of Trading Metals and Energies with FWT Markets

  • Highly liquid markets
  • With leverage of up to 200:1 you can go long or short,
  • Access to institutional grade trade execution
  • Minimum trade size of $0.10 per pip
  • No commission fees on any commodity pairs
  • The ability to hedge positions on a single account
  • You never risk having to own or take possession of the underlying asset.
  • Employ Expert Advisor strategies on precious metals and energies.

Specifications

Forex Currency Pairs Spread on True ECN Account Product margin/Standard lot size Swap Long* Swap Short* 1 pip value per 1 lot in USD Size of 1 Lot Trading hours-GMT  Daily Break
USOUSD 1.0 48 -39.62 35.32 1 USD 100 Barrels Sunday 20:00 GMT – Friday 23:00 GMT 23:00 GMT – 00:00 GMT – 22:00
UKOUSD 1.6 50 -12.07 7.91 1 USD 100 Barrels Sunday 20:00 GMT – Friday 17:00 GMT 23:00 GMT – 00:00 GMT
XAUUSD 1.10 1349*USD -60.00 0.1 10 USD 100 Barrels Sunday 00:00 GMT – Friday 23:00 GMT 23:00 GMT – 00:00 GMT
XAGUSD 0.8 197*USD -1.097 0.056 10 USD 5000 Barrels Sunday 00:00 GMT – Friday 23:00 GMT 23:00 GMT – 00:00 GMT

*Margin Based on a position size of 1 lot

***Leverage on Metal products is always fixed at 1:100

****Swaps may be adjusted daily based on market conditions and rates provided by our Liquidity Providers applicable to all open positions. Triple swaps are applied every Wednesday. XAU AND XAG swaps are in pips/lots. USOUSD and UKOUSDl in US Dollars.

Contract sizes for Gold
Gold – 1 lot = 100 ounces
0.1 lot = 10 ounces
0.01 lot = 1 ounce

Attention: If foreign currency trades are held overnight, rollover or swap fees are incurred for this position or revenues earned. Calculation base is the overnight differential between the currencies respectively currency areas of the open trade in accordance with the positioning (long or short). Both interest gains (positive carry or carry trade) and interest losses (negative carry) may be incurred. During the time period from 24:55 to 01:05 server time increased spreads and decreased liquidity can take place due to daily bank rollover. In case of inadequate liquidity/spreads during bank rollover, widened spreads and excessive slippage may occur. Therefore orders will not be executed during these times.

Please note that Server Time is subject to Daylight Savings Time (DST), which begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October.

Server Times:
Winter: GMT+2
Summer: GMT+1 (DST)

Legal: Financial Wealth Trading Markets (Pty) Ltd is is authorised by the Financial Service Board (FSB) in South Africa as a Financial Service Provider (FSP) with authorisation number 44133.

Risk Warning: Trading leveraged products such as Forex and CFDs may not be suitable for all investors as they carry a high degree of risk to your capital. Please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved, taking into account your investments objectives and level of experience, before trading, and if necessary seek independent advice.