Trade Forex, Metals, CFDs and Indices
Choose from an array of instruments to trade with! Retail margin trading continues to offer opportunities, whatever the volatility in the markets. We provide a wide range of instruments to help you get the most out of your trading strategy.
In addition to Forex, Tradesto offers our clients the ability to trade Spot Metals, Indices, Equities and other CFDs all within our MetaTrader4 platform.
Contract for Difference
A CFD is an agreement between two parties to exchange the difference between the opening price and closing price of a contract.
CFDs are derivatives products that allow you to trade on live market price movements without actually owning the underlying instrument on which your contract is based.
You can use CFDs to speculate on the future movement of market prices regardless of whether the underlying markets are rising or falling. You can go short (sell), allowing you to profit from falling prices, or hedge your portfolio to offset any potential loss in value of your physical investments.
Similar to trading Forex, CFDs allow investors to hold both “long” and “short” positions granting the retail trader with the opportunity to profit in either a rising of falling stock market. Additionally, investors have the convenience of limiting losses or claiming gains by using stop losses and limit orders.
Because CFDs are traded on margin rather than paying the full value of a transaction, the investor only needs to pay a percentage when placing a trade. Trading with margin grants the investor with leverage, which in turn allows the investor to access a larger amount of shares than buying or selling actual stock shares. By offering CFDs, we are allowing our investors to speculate on instruments and markets that may otherwise be unavailable or difficult for them to trade.
Tradesto is listed on the Allocated Bullion Exchange (ABX)
Trade Physical Precious Metals Online
The MetalDesk platform provides you with access to an online global precious metals exchange. You can now trade physical gold, silver and platinum wherever you are using an online platform in the same way that you would trade stocks, forex or futures. Safely invest in the precious metals of your choice via this easily accessible electronic environment, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
Live pricing and instant order execution give you the ability to take advantage of every trading opportunity. 11 global trading, storage and delivery locations provide you with the opportunity to optimize your trading activities and diversify your investment location.
Better Pricing and Liquidity
Multiple liquidity providers located around the world provide around the clock live pricing. Through MetalDesk you have access to this unique physical gold, silver and platinum exchange, which gives you the ability to tap into and enjoy the exchange’s higher liquidity and tighter spreads; benefits that are key considerations to any trader or investor and clearly outweigh the traditional method of purchasing gold in a shop.
Use Your Gold as Collateral
Conventionally, holding physical investments such as gold meant that the value stored in that asset could not be used until the holding was sold and returned to cash. We’ve provided a solution to this constraint. Using our electronic Vault Warrants you are able to now use your gold as collateral. This cross-product margining offering allows our clients to maximize trading opportunities and hedge exposures as effectively as possible.
Full Legal Title to Investment Held by Investor
The large majority of purchased gold in the world today is unallocated, especially when bought through the banking system. Concisely put, this means that you do not own the gold but the bank owns the gold and you are a creditor to the bank, which in turn opens you up to counterparty risk. The exchange has redefined and circumvented the way gold has traditionally been traded.
All bullion on the exchange is stored on an “allocated” basis. This means that legal title remains with you, the client, at all times and that your ownership and legal title to the bullion would survive any insolvency scenario. Any creditors of the exchange would have no claim to your gold being held in the vaults; translating to physical investments that literally and physically belong to you.
Why Trade Physical?
With MetalDesk, our clients are able to now trade physical metal products, across a range of bars and coins, and even take delivery.
The unique properties of allocated physical precious metal allow you to diversify your investment portfolio. Research indicates that a 5-25% portfolio allocation to gold can improve the risk/return ratio of an investment portfolio – it plays a role in almost all investment portfolios.
Other precious metal paper contracts, otherwise know as ‘unallocated’ contracts, such as OTC trades and CFDs, allow you to get exposure to the price action of the metal, but not own legal title to the underlying physical asset. As the holder of an unallocated contract you are an unsecured creditor of the counterparty who sold you the contract.
The counterparty risk associated with unallocated trading does not give these paper contracts the same safe-haven status as an allocated physical previous metal investment.
When trading through MetalDesk you hold allocated title to your gold, silver or platinum investment. This ensures that your ownership remains intact and that your investment is always your outright legal property: a true safe-haven trade or investment.
Benefits of Trading Physical Precious Metals
Superior Portfolio Diversification Benefits
Physical precious metal has a lack of correlation with traditional asset classes. An allocation to physical gold is considered to be one of the most effective means of diversifying your portfolio.
High Quality and Liquid Asset
Being virtually indestructible and having no liability attached to it, physical gold has preserved wealth as a safe haven asset throughout the ages, unlike paper currency.
MetalDesk provides access to investment-grade bullion sourced directly from world leading refineries, making it an extremely liquid asset to own.
Excellent Risk Management Tool
Gold helps manage risk more effectively by protecting against infrequent but consequential negative events, often referred to as “tail risks.” Gold hedges against extreme inflation situations such as deflation, hyperinflation and currency devaluation. Gold typically exhibits a negative correlation with the U.S. dollar, as well as other currencies.
The fundamentals of mining costs have crossed the threshold and for the first time this century it is cheaper to buy an ounce of gold than produce an ounce of gold.