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Historically gold coinage was widely used as currency; when paper money was introduced, it typically was a receipt redeemable for gold coin or bullion. In an economic system known as the gold standard, a certain weight of gold was given the name of a unit of currency.
|Silver||Silver has long been valued as a precious metal, used in currency coins, to make ornaments, jewelry, high-value tableware and utensils and as an investment in the forms of coins and bullion. Silver metal is used industrially in electrical contacts and conductors, in mirrors and in catalysis of chemical reactions.
Trading Hours: Monday – Friday: 5:00-20:00 GMT
|Oil|| Sweet crude oil is a type of petroleum. Petroleum is considered “sweet” if it contains less than 0.5% sulfur, compared to a higher level of sulfur in sour crude oil. This type of oil is considered a benchmark for oil and is traded at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The oil is considered a natural hedge against inflation as in the last few years was highly correlated with the world’s growth.
Trading Hours: Monday – Friday 07:30 – 20:00 GMT
|Copper Futures|| Copper futures are hedging tools that offer copper price mitigation opportunities to a range of market participants. They also provide global price discovery and opportunities for portfolio diversification
Trading Hours: Monday – Friday 8:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (7:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT)
|Natural Gas Futures|| Henry Hub Natural Gas (NG) Futures allow market participants significant hedging activity to manage risk in the highly volatile natural gas price, which is driven by weather-related demand. They also provide efficient transactions in and out of positions
Trading Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT)