A commodity is a product of primary processing that is mass-produced and sold in bulk. Examples of such products are gold, oil, gasoline, coffee, corn, sugar, etc. Final products that are completely ready for consumption are not commodities.

Such products' main features are the standard of consumer properties, interchangeability, transportability, and batch separability. Usually, the leading trade in such goods concentrates on commodity exchanges, including commodity derivatives.


2023-05-03 • Updated

Frequently asked questions

  • What is the minimum lot size for gold and silver?

    The minimum lot size for trading XAUUSD and XAGUSD is 0.01.

  • What are precious metals?

    In the Forex market, it’s gold, silver. Gold is obviously the most attractive and the most traded one. However, the other ones, especially silver, showed that they can be very volatile, too, and hence, provide a lot of trading opportunities. Potentially, including precious metals into your portfolio may not only diversity it but increase its long-term profitability.

  • What is crude oil?

    Crude oil is the primary commodity from the energy sector. It is much more than a resource that allows us to have petrol, gasoline, and other chemical components – it’s a geopolitical asset. That’s why its price fluctuates a lot due to a number of factors, and potentially provides a lot of investment and trading opportunities. You can trade two primary brands of crude oil with FBS: WTI and Brent.

  • How to trade crude oil and natural gas with a broker?

    To trade oil and gas online, you need to open an account with a reliable and licensed broker such as FBS. Then go to MetaTrader 5 or the FBS Trader app and find the energies you want to trade: Brent (XBRUSD), WTI (XTIUSD), or gas (XNGUSD). You can trade energy commodities in both directions. For example, if you think Brent spot price will rise, open a long (buy) position. If you think it will fall, open a short (sell) position.

    At FBS, you can trade crude oil and natural gas on favorable terms—zero commission, competitive spreads, and 1:200 leverage. Open a Standard or Cent account to try crude oil trading!

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