Add a touch of gold to your next

Add a touch of gold to your next

Get more out of the world’s most popular precious metal with our competitive spreads, starting at just 0.20 pts. Whether you’re looking to hedge or diversify your portfolio, explore your potential with spot gold CFD and trade this safe-haven asset with City Index today.

Trade spot gold CFD with an ultra-tight spread of just 0.20pts.
  1. Register
    an account
  2. Deposit
    and fund securely
  3. Start trading
    on spot gold CFD
Trade spot gold CFD with an ultra-tight spread of just 0.20pts.

Why trade gold with City Index?

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Frequently asked questions

Can you day trade precious metals?

Yes, you can day trade precious metals including gold, silver, platinum and more. To day trade these precious metals, you need to ensure that you all your positions are closed by 5pm EST. This avoids the risk of overnight gapping and funding charges impacting your bottom line.

CFD trading is a popular way to day trade precious metals. It enables you to speculate on metal prices without ever taking ownership of the markets themselves, and provides access to leverage to make your capital go further – although leverage will also increase your risk.

Learn more about CFD trading on precious metals.

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What are the trading hours for metals?

You can trade most metals – including gold, silver and platinum – 23 hours a day from Monday morning to Friday. However, there will be times when precious metal markets are more volatile and liquid than others.

The precise times for each market will vary depending on whether you’re trading its spot, futures or options variant. You can see a full rundown of the hours for each market on our commodity hours page.

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How do you trade metals?

There are a few different ways to trade metals. Most metals trading in the open market is executed via futures – derivatives that involve trading a metal on a set date in the future at a price set today.

To buy and sell metals futures, you’ll need an account with a futures broker. Or, you can trade on futures prices using CFDs – which enable you to go long or short on metals without ever taking ownership of the underlying asset.

Learn more about how to trade commodities.

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