Gold and silver trading
Go long or short
Profit from falling as well as rising prices on precious metals gold and silver
Hedge against falling indices and periods of market turbulence
Range of commodities
Trade gold, copper, platinum and other metals markets
Why trade gold and silver?
Diversify your portfolioAdd gold and silver to your portfolio to hedge against inflation and diversify your investments across asset classes.
Trade on leverageTake advantage of leveraged trading to speculate on precious metals with no need to own the underlying asset.
Choice of marketsTrade gold across future and spot markets, or using our innovative Knockout Options.
Gold and silver news and analysis
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Gold and silver trading platforms at City Index
Trade over 6000 markets on our browser-based platform, complete with customisable workspaces, fast and reliable execution and advanced charts.
Simplicity and speed
Simplify your deal ticket with our exclusive ‘one-click trading’ mode, so you don’t miss out on opportunities in fast-moving markets.
Gain deeper insights into your trading behaviour with the new Performance Analytics tool, designed to help you improve your trading decision-making across four key metrics.
Stay ahead of the curve with our technical analysis research portal from Trading Central, helping you to identify potential opportunities.
Mobile trading apps for gold and silver trading
Seize opportunities with our powerful mobile trading apps, complete with advanced charting, custom technical indicators and a range of intelligent trading tools.
Access the industry-leading TradingView charting package, complete with over 80 custom technical indicators, drawing tools and trading through charts.
Open and close positions in seconds directly from charts with one-swipe trading and amend any stops and limits by dragging orders on the chart.
Spot developing trends and trading opportunities with smart signals and in-app market insight.
Gold is traded all over the world by speculators, funds and investors who seek to profit from market price movements or hedge against inflation.
Silver is a precious metal commodity that is widely used as a hedge against inflation or as a safe haven. Discover how to start silver trading, including how to trade silver futures and stocks.
Everything you need to know about the precious metals and the differences between them - including how to trade them.
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Frequently asked questions
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.
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 aren’t keeping any positions open overnight – which 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.
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, with a break from 06:00 to 07:00 SGT. 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 or futures variant. You can see a full rundown of the hours for each market on our commodity hours page.