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

  • Safe-haven assets

    Hedge against falling markets and periods of market turbulence

  • Range of commodities

    Trade iron ore, palladium, platinum and other metals markets

Why trade metals?

At City Index you can trade on price movement of a wide range of metals including gold, silver, copper and platinum.

  • 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.

Live pricing

Major metals market news

Our performance in numbers

0.1 m+
account holders*
1 .5k+
markets
0.55 s
average execution speed
50 %
of trades successfully executed

*StoneX retail trading live and demo account holders globally since Q4 2020.

Ways to trade metals

Spread betting Metals spread betting
CFD trading Metals CFDs
Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*
Hedging
Trade type
£ per point
Buy/sell CFDs
Tax
No UK Capital Gains Tax (CGT) or Stamp Duty*
No UK Stamp Duty. You do pay UK CGT but losses can be offset against tax*
Trade on
Global indices, FX, shares, commodities and more
Global indices, FX, shares, commodities and more
Commission
Commission-free
Share CFDs only
Platforms
Web, mobile and advanced platforms
Web, mobile and advanced platforms

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

*Spread Betting and CFD Trading are exempt from UK stamp duty. Spread betting is also exempt from UK Capital Gains Tax. However, tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Please seek independent advice if necessary.

Mobile trading app

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

TradingView charts

Complete with one-swipe trading, custom indicators, alerts and drawing tools.


Trading Central

Harness the power of technical analysis and access real-time trade ideas on our most popular markets.


Performance Analytics

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

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How to trade metals with City Index

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 metal like platinum is going to go up in value, you go long or ‘buy’. If you think a metal 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 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

Try a risk-free demo account with virtual funds to hone your trading strategies.

More markets to consider
Bonds
Bonds
Bonds

Take a position on government bonds such as 10-year US T-Note, UK Long Gilt and Euro Bunds.

Markets rising
Markets rising
Interest rates

Make more of short-term trading opportunities by trading on interest rate price movement.

Options
Options
Options

Trade options on over 40 markets, including the UK 100, SP 500 and Germany 40, all from 4 points.