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Bullion Trading

Trade on Gold and Silver

The simple aim of trading bullion is to buy when prices are low and sell when prices are high. Bullion trading isn’t strongly correlated directly to equities and to other commodities and often represents underlying risk sentiment. This makes it a very useful hedge against losses in other investment classes.

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Why choose Hantec Markets for Bullion Trading

Cutting-edge trading tools

Sophisticated yet user-friendly technology available over a variety of bullion trading platforms.

Trust and support

Exceptional customer service in 15 languages. Hantec Markets Limited is a FCA regulated company and therefore your funds are held in segregated accounts, covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to £50k.

24hr bullion trading

We provide our clients unrestricted access to their bullion trading account 24 hours a day, 5 days a week via the MT4 platform enabling you to react to changing markets.

Competitive pricing and tight spreads

We offer some of the tightest spreads on the market along with competitive low commission rates.

Bullion Trading Conditions

Why do financial investors trade bullion

A physical product

Bullion refers to precious metals as metals, as opposed to jewellry or coins. When you buy gold or silver bullion you’re usually buying bars, blocks or other standardized shapes, sometimes referred to as ingots. By buying the metal in this more industrial form, you save money and come closer to paying only its “melt value.”

Hedge positions

One method that investors use to limit potential risk is the implementation of ‘hedged’ positions. For example, if you have a long position on a stock that is accruing losses, you can open a position in the opposite position using a short CFD.

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The Bullion Market

The bullion market is made up of traders buying and selling pure gold and silver. As an over-the-counter market that is open 24 hours, bullion trading is easily accessible and while most trading takes place in London, online bullion trading today can be accessed with ease. The bullion market – or precious metals as it is also called – generates high revenue with most transactions being conducted electronically or by phone. The value of precious metals – Gold and Silver – is based on their industrial and commercial uses and is a commonly used hedging instrument against inflation.

The online bullion market is the easiest gateway to trading gold and silver at the best available precious metal prices. It provides investors with easy and flexible access to the market compared to physical bullion trading, which can be more complicated to trade in bigger quantities as it comes in bars and coins in established sizes. This makes it difficult to buy and sell in odd amounts.

Precious Metals meaning

Precious metals are metals that are considered to be a rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical element holding a high economic value. Precious metals prices have historically been much higher than more common industrial metals and have a history of continued growth. Precious metals in bulk form are known as bullion and there are records of precious metals transactions in London dating back to the 17th century.

Gold/Silver Options

Another way of trading gold and silver is by buying or selling gold and silver options. A gold or silver option is an intention to sell or buy gold or silver at a future date at a specific price. The delivery date, strike price and quantity are all fixed at the time of the opening of the position. An option is nothing but just that; it is an option to buy a specific amount of gold and silver at a future date at an agreed gold price or silver price, but the trader has no obligation to actually execute the option.

An option is similar to a futures contract in the sense that the date, price and amount are all determined in advance. But whereas a futures contract has to be executed at the agreed future date, there is no obligation to actually execute an option.

There are different opinions as to which is the best precious metal to invest in. The movement in gold price receives a lot of attention in the global marketplace but silver is also considered important to predicting potential movements in the commodities markets and general trading as well. Lots of traders set up a precious metal account to buy and sell silver based on global macro-economic trends.

Check out our live prices chart for the latest gold spot price and silver price today on the right.

 

Bullion Glossary of Terms

Gold Option

An option to buy or sell gold bullion at a future date at a set price.

Gold Fix

Twice a day, The London Gold Market Fixing Ltd. sets the price of gold based on the basic economic principles of supply and demand. The world then uses these prices to determine the price of bullion and gold-related products.

Hedging

Hedge is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset. Normally, a hedge consists of taking an offsetting position in a related security.

Gold/Silver Ratio

A ratio (X:1), demonstrating how many ounces of silver (X) it takes to purchase one ounce of gold – the fixed variable. Investors use the fluctuating ratio to evaluate the relative value of silver, which determines if it’s an optimal time to purchase gold or silver. It also helps investors diversify their precious-metal holdings.

Account types

Hantec Markets offer a variety of both live and demo trading accounts and also offer Islamic, Joint and Corporate accounts.

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Forex, CFDs and Spread Bets are leveraged products which can result in losses greater than your initial deposit. Therefore you should only speculate with money that you can afford to lose.
Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved, seeking independent advice if necessary prior to entering into such transactions. Please click here to view our Risk Disclosure.

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