Total Trader is at the forefront of online futures trading, offering access to one of the widest selections of online, offline and pit-traded futures available.
Futures & Metals Trading with Total Trader
Total Trader offers a large selection of 400+ online-traded futures contracts from 15 major exchanges around the world including:
- Precious metals including: Gold, Silver (also minis) and Copper
- Energies including: Crude, Heating Oils, Gasoline and Natural Gas
- Wide range of globally traded Financials
- Expanding range of Agriculturals: Softs, Meats, Grains
Spot Metal Trading
Spot Gold and Silver are the first in a new range of Spot Tradable Commodities that are ideal for both long and shorter-term speculative investing. Spot Commodities allow you to short sell as easily as taking a long position and can also be traded by Market, Limit and Stop orders.
Spot Gold and Silver are traded through the Forex Trade Module in our Total Trader trading platform.
Leverage small price movements in these market commodities by up to 50 times with our low margin requirements. With our low margin requirements you need to deposit just 2% of the trade value in collateral during weekdays and 4% over weekends. Remember to only use leverage within your limits, leverage can magnify returns and losses.
About Futures & Metals
In addition to improving overall portfolio returns, futures have the ability to perform well in a variety of economic climates, including inflation and periods of down stock markets.
One reason for this is that futures investing and trading has the ability to take advantage of price trends in either direction. For example, during periods of inflation, commodities such as gold, silver, oil, and grains tend to do well.
Differences between Futures and Stocks
A major difference between futures and stocks is that stocks represent ownership in a corporation whereas futures contracts represent a future obligation to receive or deliver a commodity at a future date. Therefore, futures investors can sell short just as easily as they can buy long.
Another major difference is the length of time you typically hold a futures contract or stock shares. While stock investment generally suggests a long-term time frame, futures investors (speculators) may commit their funds for only a few minutes, hours, days or possibly months.
Access to Global Markets
The establishment of global futures exchanges allow futures investors and traders to diversify their trading systems by participating in over 50 different markets worldwide. These include currencies, stock indices, financials, agricultural products, precious metals, and energy products.
This gives futures investors and traders a variety of opportunities for profit potential and risk reduction through an array of non-correlated markets.