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Trade Precious Metals

Savor that ‘golden‘ opportunity.
Traders looking to diversify their investment portfolios can now benefit by adding precious metals such as Gold and Silver to their trading strategies.
Since the beginning of time, these hard commodities have been recognized as valuable, and even today, precious metals have their place in a savvy investor’s portfolio. Gold and Silver are both considered to be an asset class, and a great number of investors regard them as stores of value in times of monetary uncertainty, with the anticipation that their prices are more likely to withstand economic downturns or crises than any other asset class. Precious metals trading also has versatility in that it’s a reliable long-term investment but also provides opportunities for active traders.
EightCap currently offers two Gold and Silver crosses, which can be traded alongside our Forex currency products directly on the MetaTrader 4 platform. We also offer precious metals with the same competitive spreads and leverage as you find on currency pairs, meaning up to 400:1 is available.
Precious Gold
Let’s start with the grand-daddy of them all: Gold.
Probably one of the world’s oldest and most trusted forms of metal commodity, Gold is often considered a ‘safe haven‘ investment and used as a hedge against other markets in times of uncertainty.
The value of gold is determined by the market 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Compared to other type of metals, gold prices are less affected by the laws of supply and demand mainly because new mine supply is vastly outweighed by the sheer size of above-ground, hoarded gold. To put it simply, when the hoarders feel like selling, the price drops. When they want to buy, new supply is quickly absorbed and the gold prices are driven higher.
MT4 Symbol: XAU/USD
Currency: USD
Contract Size: 100 oz
Precious Silver
Alongside Gold, Silver is another one of the most important and commonly traded precious metals. However, unlike gold, the price of silver swings between its perceived role as a store of value and its very tangible role as an industrial metal. For this reason, price fluctuations in the silver market are far more volatile than gold.
With the ability to profit when the market moves in either direction, silver is one of the most popular products for traders looking for short term trade opportunities.
MT4 Symbol: XAG/USD
Currency: USD
Contract Size: 5,000 oz

Trading Metals with EightCap

Trading precious metals with EightCap requires no physical purchase of the commodity. Instead, any time you trade Gold or Silver, you’re purchasing a CFD (Contract for Difference) – that follows the underlying price movements of the asset over a specific time period – giving you opportunities to profit in both rising and falling markets without any additional commission charges applied.
At EightCap, traders are able to purchase Gold and Silver against a currency – usually the US Dollar – in much the same way as one would a currency pair on the proprietary MetaTrader 4 platform. This means when you trade Gold and Silver, you have the ability to take a long or short position in Gold or Silver while at the same time take an opposite position in the US dollar.
As with all our CFD products, you’re able to apply leverage to your Gold and Silver trades. This reduces your margin requirement, making it an effective way to diversify your capital across different trade types and help spread your risk.
Precious Metals Market Information
Symbol Currency Spread Contract Size Minimum Order Size Value per Tick Market Hours (Server Time) Break Time (Server Time)
XAU/USD USD Variable 100 ounces 0.01 USD $0.01 Mon 01:00 – 24:00, Tues – Fri 00:00 – 24:00 00:15 – 01:00 (except Mon)
XAG/USD USD Variable 5,000 ounces 0.01 USD $0.50 Mon 01:00 – 24:00, Tues – Fri 00:00 – 24:00 00:15 – 01:00 (except Mon)
In the table above you will find contract specifications for our Precious Metals CFDs. Please note the information is intended for informational purposes only. For detailed information including real-time spreads and up-to-date margin requirements, please download a copy of our MT4 demo trading platform.

Portfolio Diversification

Protection against Economic Downfall

Hedge against Inflation

Limited Risk Concentration

Ready to Explore Gold and Silver Trading?

Discover the benefits of trading precious metals today. With EightCap, you can trade these metals on the MT4 platform in the same way as regular Forex currency trading.
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