Soft commodities

Discover the benefits of trading soft commodities such as coffee, orange juice and wheat on our award-winning platform.
  • Range of markets

    Gain exposure to geopolitical events through 20+ different commodity markets

  • Competitive pricing

    We’re lowering the cost of trading, with spreads from just 0.06pts

  • Non-expiry spot contracts

    Simplify your trading experience with our exclusive spot contracts

Soft commodities explained

Soft commodities are generally agricultural products that are grown or bred for human consumption, as opposed to those that are mined. Soft commodities are traded on futures markets where people speculate on price fluctuations as supply and demand changes. Examples of soft commodities include coffee, corn, cotton, orange juice, soy bean oil, and wheat.

  • Markets

    Diversify your portfolio

    Soft commodities are often used by traders as part of their portfolio diversification to mitigate risk.
  • Pricing

    Competitive pricing with ultrafast execution

    Get the edge on the market by utilising of our market leading pricing and instant execution to capitalise on all market movements.
  • 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 soft commodities and thousands of other tradable instruments.

Live pricing

Our performance in numbers

0.1 m+
account holders*
1 .5k+
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 soft commodities

Spread betting Commodities spread betting
CFD trading Commodities CFDs
Best for
Tax-free trading in UK*
Trading in the currency of the underlying market
Trade type
£ per point
Buy/sell a number of CFDs
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*
Markets available
20+ global commodities
20+ global commodities
Costs and charges
Fixed spreads and overnight financing
Fixed spreads and overnight financing

*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 soft commodities 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 soft commodity like wheat or coffee is going to go up in value, you go long or ‘buy’. If you think a soft commodity is going to go down in value, you short or ‘sell’ it. Ready to start trading now? Get started with your application.

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Commodities market hours

Most commodity trading takes place on futures exchanges. Unlike stock exchanges, though, futures can be bought and sold almost 24-hours a day.

Commodity spot prices vs futures

Learn how to trade a range of commodity markets by spread betting or CFD trading, and choose from spot markets or futures contracts.

Put our trading platform to the test

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

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