Metals Trading

Trade Metals CFDs with Helix Access

Helix Access allows trading the spot price for metals including Gold or Silver against the US Dollar or New Zealand Dollar as a currency pair on 500:1 leverage.

Open a trading account with Helix Access, and you will gain exposure to the available global market prices on trading gold CFDs and silver CFDs. Trading metal CFDs with Helix Access, a global regulated, multi-award-winning broker.

What are the benefits of trading Metals?

6 Reasons to Choose Helix Access

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What is Metals Trading?

At Helix Access, we offer you exposure to the most popular precious metals that make up an important commodity asset class. Metals trading is closely linked to the outlook for the overall global markets and major currencies and metals are traded against major currencies in a similar way to other currency pairs on the platform.

Factors affecting precious metal prices include supply and demand, interest rates, economic uncertainty, industrial output and the strength of the dollar with precious metals like gold traditionally viewed as a safe haven in times of volatility. Traders can trade metals to express their outlook on certain industries or to hedge their trading portfolio.

Through careful analysis, CFD traders predict the potential direction of metals prices and attempt to capture gains based on price fluctuations in the short-term or long-term. The market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

An Example of
Leveraged CFD Trading

Suppose you want to trade CFDs, where the underlying asset is the XAUUSD a Metal, also known as Gold vs US Dollar. Let us suppose that the XAUUSD is trading at:

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You decide to buy 100 oz of XAUUSD (1Lot of XAUUSD) because you think that the XAUUSD price will rise in the future. Your margin rate is 0.2% (Account Leverage 500:1) . This means that you need to deposit 0.2% of the total position value into your margin account.


Now, in the next hour, if the price moves to 1793/1793.1, you have a winning trade. You could close your position by selling at the current price of 1793 USD.


In this case, the price of gold moved in your favor. But, had the price declined instead, moving against your prediction, you could have made a loss. This continuous evaluation of price movements and resultant profit/loss happens daily. Accordingly, it leads to a net return (positive/negative) on your initial margin. In the loss scenario where your free equity, (account balance+ Profit/Loss) falls below the margin requirements (358.4), the broker will issue a margin call. If you fail to deposit the money, and the market moves further against you, when your free equity reaches the 50% of your initial margin the contract will be closed at the current market price, known as “stop out.”

If the price
To You could Gain or Lose
for a Long Position
Resulting in a Return
of the Initial Margin
Rises by 1% 1809.92/1810.02 USD 1792 500%
Declines by 1% 1774.08/1774.18 USD -1792 -500%

Why Trade Precious Metals with
Helix Access?

Precious metals are among the Top Commodities To Trade Metals are classified as a hard commodity as they are mined from the earth or extracted from natural resources. Through Contracts For Difference (CFDs), you can gain exposure to metals markets in a unique way that provides a wide range of advantages.

Margin Trading: As CFDs are a leveraged product, you can open large positions by depositing only the margin required. As metals such as gold have high levels of liquidity, commodities trading offers higher levels of leverage than many other tradable instruments.

Go 'Long' or 'Short': One of the main attractions of CFDs is the ability to speculate in both rising and falling prices. The ability to open short positions and benefit from falling prices is a unique aspect of CFD trading and one that creates additional trading opportunities.

Risk Management: Advanced trading platforms such as MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5 offer excellent risk management tools. Their features include a large range of charting tools but also a multitude of order types and alerts to ensure that you are made aware of any changes to market conditions.