Gold and silver trading
Why trade gold and silver?
Gold and silver news and analysis
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Ways to trade gold and silver
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How to trade gold and silver
Whether you’re a new or experienced trader, it’s easy to open an account with City Index. All you have to do is complete our short, secure online form and you could be up and running on the live markets in minutes.
If you think a commodity like gold or silver is going to go up in value, you go long or ‘buy’. If you think a commodity is going to go down in value, you short or ‘sell’ it. Ready to start trading now? Get started with your application.
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.
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Gold and silver FAQ
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 market prices using CFDs or spread betting – 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 and spread betting are two popular tools for day trading precious metals. They enable you to speculate on metal prices without ever taking ownership of the markets themselves, and provide access to leverage to make your capital go further – although leverage will also increase your risk.
What are the trading hours for metals?
You can trade most metals – including gold, silver and platinum – 23 hours a day from Sunday night to Friday night, with a break from 10pm to 11pm UTC. 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 your trading its spot, futures or options variant. You can see a full run down of the hours for each market on our commodity hours page.