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How do I calculate how much margin I need to trade a commodity?
The formula to calculate how much margin is required is quantity x price x margin.
When do commodity CFD orders expire?
FOREX.com offers two types of CFDs: futures CFDs, which are dated for a specific contract month and expire, and cash CFDs, which are non-expiring and roll into the next contract month, with a basis adjustment (credit or debit in the difference between contract months). Note that only the futures CFDs are available on the MetaTrader 4 platform. You can check standard expiry definitions in the table below. This can also be found under the Market 360 tab for each market on the FOREX.com Web Trading platform, or under the Company tab in the Terminal window of MetaTrader 4.
When a CFD futures market expires, we close all open positions based on our most recent prices and all open orders are cancelled. To retain your open positions in a market, you must manually open a new position in the next contract month.
|Coffee||Fixed||4 exchange days prior to 25th calendar day of month preceding contract month
|Corn||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||12%|
|Cotton No 2||Fixed||6 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month
|Heating Oil||Variable||3 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||10%|
|NY Cocoa||Fixed||6 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||6.50%|
|US Natural Gas||Variable||4 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||28%|
|Soybean||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||7.50%|
|Sugar No 11||Fixed||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||8.50%|
|Wheat||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||13%|
|UK Crude Oil||Fixed||Last exchange day of 2 months prior to 1st day of contract month||10.5%|
|US Crude Oil||Variable||4 exchange days prior to 25th calendar day of month preceding contract month||11%|
|Copper||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||7.50%|
|Palladium||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||17.5%|
|Platinum||Variable||2 exchange days prior to 1st day of contract month||9%|
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*Refers to FX executions for the FOREX.com group. Please note that multiple factors may impact execution speed, including but not limited; market conditions, platform type, network connectivity, trading strategies, and account type. FOREX.com's execution statistics represent orders executed on FOREX.com's platforms during market hours between May 31, 2023, 5:00 pm ET, and June 30, 2023, 5:00 pm ET for all FOREX.com's international affiliates and exclude trades/orders entered on the MetaTrader platform.
Market volatility, volume, and system availability may delay trade executions. Price can change quickly in fast market conditions, resulting in an execution price different from the price available at the time order is submitted. Price improvement is not guaranteed and will not occur in all situations.
Excludes trades that received non-standard order processing and orders that failed to trigger