Trade Metals

Want to trade Metals like Gold (XAU), Silver (XAG), Platinum (XPT) and Palladium (XPD)? You can do just that at GBE brokers where You can trade metals against the Euro and the US dollar. Open Your Demo or Live account now and let us know what You think and what You would like to see next from GBE brokers!

But how can You trade Metals?

In addition to currencies, metals are also traded on the international financial markets on CFD basis. The two most traded metals are Gold (XAU) and Silver (XAG). Generally, both these metals are traded against USD but trading against EUR is offered as well. Alike on the FX market, metals are traded in pairs. XAUUSD is the symbol for the Gold trading product and XAGUSD for the Silver trading product.

Let’s take a look at the following hypothetical example of trading Gold*:

Let’s assume that 1 ounce (0.01 lots) Gold (XAUUSD) has a value of approximately $1,300 on the market at this given time.  If you sell 1 ounce Gold (short) at a rate of $1,300, you are in effect shorting $1,300. If the price per ounce decreases to $1,100 for instance and you buy (long) back the previously sold ounce for a cheaper price, you have a profit of $200. And vice versa if the price for 1 ounce increases to $1,500 and you close your sell (short) position you will lose $200.

*Please note that instrument value weight may change. The examples provided on our website are hypothetical and should not be used as guidance or advice. You can always contact our team if you have a question.

The below table includes all the Metals we offer.

InstrumentsNameMargin %Trading Session
COPPER.fCopper Futures5Mon.-Fri. 04:00-11:30 / 12:15-21:00
XAGEURXAGEUR5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XAGUSDXAGUSD5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XAUEURXAUEUR5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XAUUSDXAUUSD5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XPDUSDXPDUSD5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XPTUSDXPTUSD5Mon. - Fri. 01:00 -
XAUUSD.fGold Futures5Mon. – Fri. 01:00 – 23:45

*In regards to Futures Products please consult our Futures Expiries document. Future Products can be identified by the suffix “.f” at the end of the instrument name.