Introduction to Trading Soft
When most people think of commodities, they think of products like gold and oil, known as hard commodities. Soft commodities are usually grown or farmed, which is why they are often referred to as agricultural commodities. Classic examples of soft commodities are coffee, cocoa, corn, wheat, and many others.
It’s not just securities and financial assets being traded on exchanges. Billions of dollars’ worth of agricultural commodities are traded each day, making it one of the world’s largest markets. The demand is always growing to keep up with the several billion inhabitants of this planet. Large producers, manufacturers and merchants rely on futures contracts to source raw goods at fixed or hedge against seasonal or supply chain risk.
The Benefits Of Trading Soft Commodities As CFDs
Trading soft commodities using Contracts for Difference (CFDs) opens up the futures market to the average trader interested in diversifying the instruments they trade.
What We Offer
Speculate on the price of some of the most essential products in the world from anywhere with trading platforms from all screens and devices
You can access leading soft commodities futures from one trading account, such as corn, wheat, coffee, cocoa, sugar, and more.
Trade soft commodities with much tighter spreads than you’ll find on the leading commodities exchanges.
Besides the agricultural products available to trade with AFXMarkets, you can find many more CFD products inside our trading platforms.
Choose the right trading account to match your investment goals. Whether you’re a day-trader looking to profit from short term price movements or a position trader, looking to benefit from the long-term appreciation or depreciation of precious metals, then AFXMarkets probably has a suitable account for you.
Here are the four most popular trading accounts for precious metals traders.
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Trade Commodity CFDs Online
AFXMarkets offers two premium online trading platforms to analyse and trade the world’s most active markets. Detailed charts can show years of historical price information for all available products, including cotton, cocoa, sugar and many more.
We offer MetaTrader 4, the world’s most popular and advanced trading platform with endless capabilities, and our very own AFXMarkets trading platform, which is ideal for beginners looking for a modern trading interface.
Cocoa is the foundation of the global confectionery market, worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually, due to the concentrated growing regions and seasonal effects on production.
Coffee is the most consumed beverage globally, yet the coffee bean can only be grown in certain climates. Most coffee growing regions are subject to political and social instability creating supply chain stability risks.
Cotton is at the centre of the worldwide textiles and fashion industry. Although cotton can be grown in most continents, the crop can fall victim to various pests and weeds, as well as droughts.
We Offer More Than
If you want to speculate on the price of essential goods from around the world, then you’ve come to the right place. However, the soft commodity markets are only open for a few hours each day, which severely limits the opportunities you can access. You might be interested to know that you can trade other CFDs, such as forex almost 24-hours a day.
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Our vision is to provide a one-stop destination for traders and investors to access a wide range of products in the financial markets. With one trading account, you can discover hundreds of financial instruments. If you don’t see any good trading opportunities in the commodity market, you could easily view the charts of numerous forex pairs, stocks, precious metals and more. If you do find an opportunity, you can go right ahead and open a position. There is no need to open a new account or change any settings.
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