Supply and Demand
Oil volatility is largely driven by supply and demand. Go long or short and take advantage of trading one of the worlds most traded natural resource.
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|Symbol||Raw Account Lowest Spread*||Standard Account Lowest Spread|
|Brent Crude Oil (UKOUSD)||0.03 USD||0.03 USD|
|West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (USOUSD)||0.03 USD||0.03 USD|
|Silver (XAGUSD)||0.01 USD||0.01 USD|
|Gold (XAUUSD)||0.1 USD||0.1 USD|
With Focus Markets you have access to oil CFDs, which provide the easiest and most affordable way to invest in the oil market. Brent Crude Oil sets one of the global price benchmarks for oil and the top benchmark for Atlantic crude oils. The Brent Oil (BCO/USD) price is influenced by the same factors that affect the oil industry worldwide, including discrepancies between supply and demand, geopolitical events, and the price of the American dollar.
Traders can also invest in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Oil CFDs. WTI is crude oil produced and distributed primarily in North America. It’s one of the three main oil benchmarks along with Brent Oil and Dubai crude. The price difference between the top two, Brent and WTI, is known as the Brent-WTI spread. Both can be traded at similar prices, but also reflect their own specific markets, unique supply and demand, etc.
Metals are regarded as safe haven assets since their limited supply keeps their prices stable in the long term. As the most traded precious metal, gold is no exception; despite still being a subject to some market volatility, its value is much steadier and less dependent on supply and demand. Gold is one of the best financial instruments for traders wanting to diversify their portfolio and hedge against instability in the Forex and equity markets.
Silver is simultaneously and heavily utilised as a precious metal and an industrial metal, making the dynamics of the silver market more complex, with supply and demand having a bigger impact on its value. The price of silver is more volatile compared to that of gold because the market is smaller, the demand is ever changing and the liquidity is lower. However, this also means that more exciting trading opportunities can arise.