Metals Trading

Precious and Industrial Metals

Metals are commodity assets which are mined from the earth. For hundreds of years, governments have been using metals as indicators of value and mediums of exchange, making an ideal trading instrument. Precious metals such as platinum, silver, gold, and industrial metals such as copper are listed for trading based on price movements for each metal. Moreover, these metals have everyday applications ranging from jewelry to electronics.

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Metal Trading with CM Trading

Metal trading is one of the most interesting commodities to break into. From silver and gold trading through palladium, metal is a material that’s in demand across many industries. It can be a very volatile marketplace to trade in. So, where to start? Here are CM trading’s top tips to help you get started.

How do I start gold and silver trading?

Silver and gold trading, or any other metal you prefer, is a fairly simple market to understand.

Silver trading, along with gold, platinum and a few others, is termed ‘precious metal trading’ in the commodity market. Remember- many of these metals aren’t only used in jewelry, however- there are many industrial applications for them. Starting from circuit boards onwards, that is why they trade so highly. You’ll find listings everywhere, but the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Tokyo Mercantile Exchange and the London Bullion Market is the top picks for variety.

You may also want to look at the ‘Industrial’ metals, like lead, tin and copper. There’s even a burgeoning commodities market for scrap metal trading! The London Metal Exchange acts as a hub here, along with the NYMEX again and the Central Japan Commodities Exchange.

There is one thing every commodity trader should know- this market can be very volatile. However, that means that immense profit can be made as well. Volatility is primarily driven by the fact that many of the geo-political areas metals are harvested in, like the Middle East, can be politically unstable. Don’t let that deter you from these lucrative markets, however remember that responsible trading should include doing your homework before hand. Paying attention to international events is a great way to predict the market movement. Far Eastern markets will often be good indicators for the current trading prices, as they open relatively earlier than the rest of the world.

What advantages does metal trading hold?

There are a few distinct advantages to the Metal commodity market.

  • Metal makes a great diversifying tool, completely independent of other markets
  • Great inflation hedge
  • Physical possession is possible unlike other investments (e.g. Gold bullions)
  • There are many investment types to choose from
  • A Wide variety of metals
  • Essential, global currency- metal is always in use

As you can see, there are a few distinct possibilities with metal trading. When you trade with CM Trading, you get the advantage of our unique platform tools to help buoy you through the process, too, so it’s well worth considering investing in this critical resource.

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