The main traded precious metals are gold, platinum, palladium, and silver, and the high trading volume on these commodities is attributed to their retained intrinsic value, regardless of economic conditions. The preference for online purchase, and even physical ownership, of precious metals as a long-term investment has tremendously increased in recent decades. Trading precious metals also present opportunities for those interested in short-term investment since derivatives and exchange-traded contracts are a less capital-intensive and simpler way to take a position on their price movements.


Along with the global currency exchange markets,
commodity markets offer various investment opportunities
for retail traders worldwide. Soft commodities such as
sugar, wheat or corn have been traded for centuries, and
investors’ preference for these financial derivatives is
attributed to the major role they play in portfolio
diversification and risk management.

Investing in contract-based tradable goods is a reliable
means of risk reduction even during times of inflation or
economic uncertainty, ensuring both the contract buyer
and seller against drastic price movements that may cause
increased losses.