Energies

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Energies - Spreads / Conditions

Symbol Description Minimum Price
Fluctuation
Value of Minimum Price Fluctuation Spreads
As low as
Value of 1 lot Min/Max Trade Size Margin Percentage Limit and Stop Levels***
OIL WTI Oil 0.01000 USD 1 0.05 100 Barrels 1/100 1.5 % 0.1
NGAS Natural Gas 0.00100 USD 1 0.03 1000 MMBtu 1/100 3 % 0.07
OILMn WTI Oil Mini 0.01000 USD 0.1 0.05 10 Barrels 1/1000 1.5 % 0.1
GSOIL London Gas Oil 0.01000 USD 0.04 1.5 4 Tonnes 1/250 3 % 2
BRENT Brent Crude Oil 0.01000 USD 1 0.05 100 Barrels 1/100 1.5 % 0.1
Symbol Description Server Time Weekday Monday Open Friday Close
OIL WTI Oil GMT +3 01:05-23:55 01:05 23:10
NGAS Natural Gas GMT +3 01:05-23:55 01:05 23:10
OILMn WTI Oil Mini GMT +3 01:05-23:55 01:05 23:10
GSOIL London Gas Oil GMT +3 03:05-23:55 03:05 23:10
BRENT Brent Crude Oil GMT +3 03:05-00:55 03:05 22:05
Instrument Status Sep
16
Oct
16
Nov
16
Dec
16
Jan
17
Feb
17
Mar
17
Apr
17
May
17
Jun
17
Jul
17
Aug
17
WTI Oil
(OIL)
Open 18/07/16 18/08/16 16/09/16 18/10/16 17/11/16 16/12/16 18/01/17 17/02/17 17/03/17 18/04/17 18/05/17
WTI Oil
(OIL)
Close Only 18/08/16 16/09/16 18/10/16 17/11/16 16/12/16 18/01/17 17/02/17 17/03/17 18/04/17 18/05/17
WTI Oil
(OIL)
Expiry 19/08/16 19/09/16 19/10/16 18/11/16 19/12/16 19/01/17 20/02/17 20/03/17 19/04/17 19/05/17
Natural Gas
(NGAS)
Open 25/07/16 25/08/16 26/09/16 25/10/16 24/11/16 23/12/16 25/01/17 22/02/17 27/03/17 24/04/17 24/05/17
Natural Gas
(NGAS)
Close Only 25/08/16 26/09/16 25/10/16 24/11/16 23/12/16 25/01/17 22/02/17 27/03/17 24/04/17 24/05/17
Natural Gas
(NGAS)
Expiry 26/08/16 27/09/16 26/10/16 24/11/16 27/12/16 26/01/17 23/02/17 28/03/17 25/04/17 25/05/17
WTI Oil Mini
(OILMn)
Open 18/07/16 18/08/16 16/09/16 18/10/16 17/11/16 16/12/16 18/01/17 17/02/17 17/03/17 18/04/17 18/05/17
WTI Oil Mini
(OILMn)
Close Only 18/08/16 16/09/16 18/10/16 17/11/16 16/12/16 18/01/17 17/02/17 17/03/17 18/04/17 18/05/17
WTI Oil Mini
(OILMn)
Expiry 19/08/16 19/09/16 19/10/16 18/11/16 19/12/16 19/01/17 20/02/17 20/03/17 19/04/17 19/05/17
London Gas Oil
(GSOIL)
Open 09/08/16 08/09/16 10/10/16 08/11/16 07/12/16 09/01/17 07/02/17 07/03/17 07/04/17 08/05/17
London Gas Oil
(GSOIL)
Close Only 08/09/16 10/10/16 08/11/16 07/12/16 09/01/17 07/02/17 07/03/17 07/04/17 08/05/17
London Gas Oil
(GSOIL)
Expiry 09/09/16 11/10/16 09/11/16 08/12/16 10/01/17 08/02/17 08/03/17 10/04/17 09/05/17
Brent Crude Oil
(BRENT)
Open 28/06/16 27/07/16 29/08/16 28/09/16 27/10/16 28/11/16 27/12/16 27/01/17 24/02/17 29/03/17 26/04/17 29/05/17
Brent Crude Oil
(BRENT)
Close Only 27/07/16 29/08/16 28/09/16 27/10/16 28/11/16 27/12/16 27/01/17 24/02/17 29/03/17 26/04/17 29/05/17
Brent Crude Oil
(BRENT)
Expiry 28/07/16 30/08/16 29/09/16 28/10/16 29/11/16 28/12/16 30/01/17 27/02/17 30/03/17 27/04/17 30/05/17

* Minimum level for placing Stop Loss and Take Profit orders from a current market price.

The margin requirement for CFDs is calculated like this : Lots * Contract Size * Opening Price * Margin Percentage and not based on the leverage of your trading account.

Margin in CFDs when you are hedged is always 50%.

Calendar dates are indicative and are subject to change.

The above spreads/conditions apply to all types of XM trading accounts.

About Energies

The most typical feature of energy prices is high volatility, which is the result of numerous political and environmental factors that influence it. Many supply and demand factors also affect energy prices, the strongest of which is global economic growth. In times of economic prosperity the demand for energies increases, while a decrease in consumption occurs when economy stagnates.

Beside economic changes, extreme weather conditions can also have a great impact on energies, leading to supply disruptions of crude oil, natural gas, or heating oil. As a result, such conditions can decrease or increase demand for many consumer services related to these energies. Moreover, global energy prices are highly affected by the political instability in some of the world’s biggest natural gas fields.

Oil trading is a globalized, 24-hour market, with its prices in constant motion. This makes it an ideal instrument for day traders who look for fast movements and choose CFDs as the easiest way to trade on oil prices.

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