Metals trading

Discover the benefits of trading metals including gold, platinum and iron ore on our award-winning platform.
  • Go long or short

    Profit from falling as well as rising prices on precious metals

  • Hedging opportunities

    Hedge against falling indices and periods of market turbulence

  • Range of markets

    Trade copper, palladium, platinum and other metals markets

Why trade metals?

Metal prices are driven by many factors, including geopolitical risk, and some are seen as safe-haven markets during times of heightened market volatility. You can buy (go long) or sell (short the market) depending on whether you think the price of a metal will rise or fall.

  • Markets
    Diversify your portfolio
    Metals and commodities are often used by traders as part of their portfolio diversification to mitigate risk.
  • Markets falling
    Go long or short
    When you trade metals with us, you can profit from both rising and falling markets.
  • Leverage
    Take advantage of leverage
    You only put up a fraction of the value of the trade to open a position. Leverage can magnify your profits and your losses.
  • Clock
    Trade anytime, anywhere
    Our multi-award-winning platform gives you instant access to metals and thousands of other tradable instruments.

Competitive pricing

Major metals market news

Our performance in numbers

1 k
Active clients*
1000 +
0.55 s
Average execution
1 +
Years' experience

*Active City Index clients since 2020

Mobile trading app

Seize trading opportunities with our easy-to-use mobile apps, with simple one-swipe trading, advanced charting, and seamless execution. Available on Android and iOS.

TradingView charting

Complete with in-chart trading, custom indicators, alerts and drawing tools.

Trading Central

Harness the power of technical analysis and access insightful data on our most popular markets.

Performance Analytics

Gain deeper insight into your trading and discover how you could improve your performance.

Mobile apps

How to trade metals with City Index

  1. Choose a market
  2. Decide which market you want to trade on using CFDs. We have a huge range of trading tools to find trading opportunities: including advanced charts, SMART Signals and more

  3. Choose the direction
  4. Buy if you think your market will increase in value or sell if you think it will fall

  5. Add a stop loss
  6. Manage your risk with an optional stop loss, which closes your position out if the market reaches your predetermined level

  7. Monitor and close your trade
  8. See your profit and loss updated in real time. Exit your trade by clicking the 'close trade' button

How to trade with City Index
How to trade gold

Discover what gold trading is, what moves the value of gold and how to trade gold futures, options, spot prices and stocks.

How to trade silver

Learn everything you need to know about trading the precious metal, a popular alternative to gold trading.

What moves the price of gold?

Gold is prized for its stability – when other markets fall, gold can retain its value. But that doesn’t mean it’s free from volatility.

Put our trading platform to the test

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Gold and Silver
Gold and Silver
Gold and silver

Speculate on gold and silver with CFDs, and gain exposure to precious metal prices as a future or spot market.