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 gold and silver

  • Safe-haven assets

    Hedge against falling indices and periods of market turbulence

  • Range of commodities

    Trade gold, copper, platinum and other metals markets

Metals explained

Metal prices are driven by many factors, including geopolitical risk, and some are seen as safe havens during times of 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.
Major metals market information

City Index provides clients with the transparent pricing and competitive spreads they need to get the edge trading metal.

Our performance in numbers

1 k
Account holders*
1 k+
Global markets
0.55 s
Average execution
1 +
Staff
1 +
Partners

*Active City Index clients since 2020

Powerful mobile apps

Seize trading opportunities with our most easy-to-use mobile app to date – with seamless multi-device functionality, one-swipe trading and advanced charting. Available on Android and iOS.

Trade on the go

Don't miss an opportunity – open and close positions on our mobile apps wherever you are


TradingView charts

Enjoy one-click dealing, drawing tools, customisable indicators and alerts


Trading Central 

Use live market insight to boost your technical analysis 


Performance Analytics

Refine your strategy and enhance your performance with access to prior trading data

Platforms Mobile

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
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Speculate on gold and silver with CFDs, and gain exposure to precious metal prices as a future or spot market.
Knockout Options
Knockout Options
Knockout Options
Trade with higher leverage and limited risk across a curated selection of major markets with our innovative Knockout Options.