Precious Metals

Utrade allows clients to trade on the most valuable precious metals regarded mainly as investment commodities. They include Gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Each of the listed metals has an International Standards Organization (ISO) 4217 currency code.

OIL & GAS

At Utrade, we acknowledge the fact that oil is considered a major investment commodity in the world today. For that reason we facilitate trade in oil and gas.

SUPPLY MATERIALS

Utrade also provides several supply materials for their clients to trade on. They include custom framings and fine art printings

Underlying Markets

With Utrade, you can bet on the price movement of metals, oil and gas, similar to forex. All you need to know is the symbol for the product you want to trade and the contract size.

SYMBOLUNDERLYING MARKETSEXCHANGETRADE SIZE PER CONTRACTEXPIRATION
USOilWest Texas Intermediate Crude OilNew York Mercantile Exchange10 barrelsYes
UKOilBrent Crude OilICE Futures Europe10 barrelsYes
NGASHenry Hub Natural GasNew York Mercantile Exchange100 MMBTUYes
XAU/USDGoldSpot Market1 Troy ounceNo
XAG/USDSilverSpot Market50 ouncesNo
CopperCopperNew York Mercantile Exchange100 lbsYes

USOIL - WTI

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), also known as Texas light sweet, is a grade of crude oil used as a benchmark in oil pricing. WTI contracts are sold chiefly on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Historically, WTI has traded closely to Brent and the OPEC basket, but it currently is discounted against Brent crude oil. Historical price data for WTI can be found at the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

UKOIL - BRENT CRUDE

Brent Crude is a trading classification of sweet light crude oil that serves as a major benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide. Brent Crude is sourced from the North Sea, and comprises Brent Blend, Forties Blend, Oseberg and Ekofisk crudes (also known as the BFOE Quotation). The index represents the average price of trading in the 21-day BFOE market in the relevant delivery month as reported and confirmed by the industry media. Only published cargo size (600,000 barrels [95,000 m3]) trades and assessments are taken into consideration.

NGAS – NATURAL GAS (HENRY HUB)

NGAS is the pricing point for natural gas futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and the OTC swaps traded on Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Spot and future prices set at Henry Hub are denominated in $/mmbtu (millions of British thermal units) and are generally seen to be the primary price set for the North American natural gas market. North American unregulated wellhead and burner tip natural gas prices are closely correlated to those set at Henry Hub.

COPPER

COMEX Copper is widely considered as one of the key cyclical commodities, given its extensive usage in construction, infrastructure and an array of equipment manufacturing. The biggest end-use is for the production of cables, wiring and electrical goods because of its excellent electricity conducting properties. The construction sector is the second largest user of copper, for plumbing, HVAC and building wiring applications. Although found in abundance and widely extracted as well as recycled, the copper value chain is quite capital intensive. This makes the market susceptible to supply-side constraints, and therefore, volatile price fluctuations.

XAU/USD – GOLD

Gold is traded in the spot market, and the gold spot price is quoted as US dollar per troy ounce. Since 1919, the most common benchmark for the price of gold has been the London gold fixing, a twice-daily telephone meeting of representatives from five bullion-trading firms of the London bullion market. Gold is traded continuously throughout the world based on the intra-day spot price, derived from over-the-counter gold-trading markets around the world (code XAU).

XAG/USD – SILVER

The price of silver is driven by speculation and supply and demand—mainly by large traders or investors, short selling, industrial, consumer and commercial demand, and to hedge against financial stress. Compared to gold, the price of silver is notoriously volatile. This is because of lower market liquidity, and demand fluctuations between industrial and store of value uses. At times this can cause wide-ranging valuations in the market creating volatility.

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