Trading Precious Metals with VPFX

The glittery allure of precious metals has been a driving force behind the rise and fall of empires. For centuries, men have fought wars, toiled relentlessly and launched lasting dynasties with precious metals like Gold, Silver, Platinum and more becoming the fuel for their growth. And even in today's modern times, precious metals trading continues to captivate growth seekers and money makers the world over.

The pull and power of precious metals has remained steadfast over the years, but trading in them has taken on a whole new level of precision and finesse. In today's world of stocks and futures, wealth creators need to understand how CFDs work and keep a finger on the beating pulse of the commodities market in order to succeed as precious metal traders. Reliable trading platforms are imperative for success in these trades.

And VPFX can help you benefit from the high economic value that can be derived from precious metals trading.

Competitive
Spreads

No Hidden
Charges

Zero
Commission

Highly
Liquid

Minimum Lot Size
1oz Gold & 50oz Silver

No
ReQuotes

Long & Short Position in
the same account

Ultra-low
latency

Introduction - Precious Metal Trading

There are a host of good reasons as to why you too should join into the treasure hunt that happens to be precious metals trading. Referred to as the 'Safe-Haven' by investors across the globe, precious metals allow traders to hedge their investments against all kinds of market movements.

Gold, Silver and other Platinum group metals happen to be the go-to choice for anyone looking for a good investment option. As an asset, they have proven to retain their value in times of political instability, economic uncertainty, dollar weakness, inflation/deflation and even wars. They are always a safe bet for all kinds of investors.

Precious metal traders can either choose to speculate on the rise and fall of gold and silver prices through Spread Bets and CFDs. Or they can choose to make investments in precious metals via commodity trading and ETFs.

No matter what format you choose for including precious metals in your portfolio, you WILL need to fully understand how this market operates, the risks associated with futures markets and also track the activity of market participants that shape up the commodity exchange as it exists today. Even the slightest delay in acting can cost you a fortune here. This is where we come into the picture.

VPFX can be your partner and guide to help you navigate the adventurous journey into the world of precious metals trading.

What affects precious metal prices and
subsequent returns for investors?

Supply and Demand

The availability of precious metals and their increased need in the market is one of the main contributing factors for change in precious metal prices. Disruption in mining/transportation of these metals can, for example, drive prices higher while favorable changes in extraction technology can help bring their value to lower levels.

Economic instability

Precious metals provide lasting value to investors. This is why most market players tend to choose them as viable investments in times of economic or political unrest. Regime changes, wars, market movements and any forms of uncertainty always help to drive the value of precious metals towards the higher end of the spectrum.

Strength of the dollar

Precious metals are dollar-denominated. Hence, any major changes in the value of the dollar will have a sizeable impact on prices of metals like gold, silver and platinum. When dollar falls, precious metals are a good place for investors to store USD which tends to drive their prices higher.

Interest rates

Government decision making often guides people in the direction of moving their money in safe avenues like precious metals. . When interest rates are slashed, fixed income investors suffer from lower return on their money. This usually drives them in the direction of choosing avenues that offer more stable value. Precious metals become the most obvious choice in such a scenario.

Quantitative Easing

Precious metal markets tend to do better in economic conditions where inflation is on the rise. When governments resort to printing more money to augment circulation in the economy, the value of currency gets diluted and people tend to move their investments in goods like precious metals that are considered to be a much more reliable store of value.

Output from various industries

The overall performance of economic sectors that depend on precious metals for use as raw materials can also have a marked effect on their value. Whenever you see a favorable change in outputs of the automotive industry, jewelry, electronic goods like computers and cellular phones etc., you will definitely witness an increase in demand for precious metals as well. And these trends tend to drive the market prices of these metals towards higher levels.

Why start trading precious metals with VPFX?

VPFX combines diversity, flexibility and safety together to put you on the path towards growth and profitability in your commodities trading journey. Our services let you select your preferred financial instrument, your preferred trading platform as well as your funding source. We will simply prove to be the catalysts that will drive your wagon towards success.

AT VPFX, WE:
  • Are fully licensed and regulated - compliant with multiple market regulation authorities across the globe like the World Gold Council, National commodities markets and more.
  • Offer highly competitive spreads to make commodities and precious metals trading easy for you.
  • Provide lightning-fast execution of your transactions so that you can get the highest advantage from even the smallest movement in precious metal prices.
  • Let you earn additional returns through referral schemes and similar programs related to commodities exchange trading.
  • Ensure safety of your money through various inherent checks and balances in our system for segregating client funds in Tier-1 Banks as well as for maintaining compliance with various market regulation authorities.
  • Offer trading solutions with No Transaction Fee and Minimum commissions.
  • Provide a trading platform that can be accessed with equal ease on desktops, laptops, mobiles, tablets computers and even through our web-app.
  • Will help you gain access to educational materials, market data, industrial insights as well as risk management tips to help you fully understand the precious metals trade.

CONTRACT SIZE

(1 lot = 100,000 base units)

SYMBOL

XAGUSD

XAUUSD

MINIMUM LOT

0.01

0.01

CONTRACT SIZE

1 LOT = 5000 OZ

1 LOT = 100 OZ

CONTRACT SIZE

(1 lot = 100,000 base units)

Precious Metals Trade and Management - FAQs

Metals such as Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and other elements from the periodic table that are considered rare and valuable are often the first choice of investors looking to hedge their money and ensure steady returns even in times of economic instability. Gold enjoys the highest degree of trust as an investment vehicle, owing to its property of retaining its value even in the toughest of times. Industrial applications of these metals in jewelry, car parts, electrical components and the like ensure sustained demand across the globe. So yes, you CAN get rich by trading in precious metals, provided that you make the right investment decisions and have a trading platform like VPFX to help you execute your trades.

Sound market analysis, risk management and detailed understanding of industrial demand and supply of precious metals are imperative for investors looking to make it big in this trade. You also need a reliable trading platform that offers super-fast trade execution, reliable service and is easy on the pocket with their fees/commissions. Maintaining a steady and lucrative return-on-investment from precious metal trade isn't difficult - but it does require you to make smart investment and risk management decisions.

To start trading in precious metals, you will need to create a Spread Betting or CFD trading account. You will also need to explore futures, spot and options trading modes for your investment transactions. Alternatively, you can also invest your money directly into stocks of companies that produce precious metals. This will help you gain exposure to the demand-supply movements in this market as well as understand industrial uses of gold, silver, palladium, platinum and other precious metals. This format also allows you to invest in ETFs which are designed to mirror real-time market movement of precious metal prices.

Base metals are commonly occurring metals that are known to corrode, tarnish, oxidize or otherwise change their chemical make-up post reaction/exposure with other elements. Zinc, Copper, Lead, Nickel etc. are some of the most prominently traded base metals. These are usually used in various industrial applications as well as for making alloys.

Precious metals are metallic elements that contain inherent value and are rarely occurring in nature. These elements are used in a wide variety of applications across the board and are thus, always considered to be in demand, whether for decorative or industrial purposes. The most commonly traded precious metals are silver, gold, palladium and platinum - all of which are used in manufacture of jewelry as well. These metals also have a history of being used as currency and are always considered as safe-haven investments that are free of risks related to market changes and economic instability

When it comes to investment friendly metals, Gold is the grand-daddy of them all. It is near-indestructible, doesn't corrode, offers excellent durability and is an amazing conductor of heat and electricity. The intrinsic value of this metal in decorative jewelry is accepted across the globe. It also finds extensive industrial application owing to the intrinsic properties of this metal. Even in comparison to Platinum or Silver, Gold emerges as the clear winner! Hence, Gold is a safe-haven investment - one that is known to retain its value due to sustained demand even in the toughest of economic conditions. It is perfect for portfolio risk-management.