What is Gold Trading?

Gold Is Quite Valuable.

Gold prices can change as a result of political, social, and economic unrest. Traders refer to Gold trading as a “safe haven” because, unlike some stock market shares, its price is not necessarily influenced by government policies or boosted by interest rates.

Gold, on the other hand, can serve as a sort of assurance, as investors may reallocate resources into the gold market during times of uncertainty. This might boost gold’s value by increasing demand as traders try to utilize it as a stock hedge.

So, why do some traders put their money into gold? The answer has something to do with gold hedging. Depending on the economy’s current stability, gold &other precious metals can have a negative association with equities and bonds.

This adds to the perception of precious metal as a safe refuge for investors. When the value of their stock portfolios falls, some traders opt to take chances upon gold trading to offset their losses. Inside the gold market, this is called hedging, and it is a common trading strategy.

Traders are aiming to diversify their portfolio by spreading their bets across a variety of markets, where the gold price may rise in response to circumstances that would normally lead stock and bond prices to fall.

Why not try your hand at gold trading with our free demo account? Before diving into the gold market, you should practice with virtual funds to develop a strong trading technique.

Online Gold Trading

Gold Trading


As just a gold trader, you have a variety of options for dealing with your asset. Buying and selling gold at its current spot price is a simple choice. The spot gold price shows the most up-to-date price at which a buyer can buy or sell the asset for immediate delivery.

Alternatively, a forward agreement, that is an agreement among 2 parties to buy & sell an asset at a specified price at a future date, can be used to trade gold. More information about forward trading can be found here.

CMC Markets provides both spread betting & CFD trading across a variety of markets, namely commodity trading.

To see our attractive spreads, buy & sell prices, margin rates, and common trading hours for gold trading, go to our instrument page for Gold – Cash.

We also have the brand new US Gold Share Basket available to trade using spread bets or CFDs, which monitors the top 15 gold-related stocks.

This basket is worth roughly $20 million and includes Newmont, Barrick, and Franco-Nevada, three of the major gold stocks in the United States.

CFDs On Gold

CFDs (contracts for difference) on gold are leveraged instruments that only demand a tiny proportion of the whole trading value as a margin deposit.

Unlike buying gold at the spot price, you need not hold the underlying asset (as with spread betting), but instead agree to trade the value difference between beginning & closing the position.

Please keep in mind that when there is a chance of profiting from Gold trading, there is also a chance of losing money. More information on CFDs can be found here.

Platform For Trading Gold

As previously stated, our web-based  trading marketplace, Next Generation, allows you to spread bet & trade CFDs on a wide range of stocks & ETFs, and also the physical gold commodity.

Our price charts can be tailored to your trading preferences, allowing you to see your data as clearly as possible when making and exiting trades.

Register for a real account immediately to start trading gold, or practice with £10,000 in virtual cash first to get a feel for our award-winning platform.