By “metals” in CFD trading, we most often refer to the four precious metals gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. Although these are all popular among CFD traders, gold is by far the most traded metal today. Nearly all CFD & forex brokers offer CFDs on at least some of the metals.
What separates particularly gold & silver CFDs from other commodity CFDs is that these metals also are seen by traders and investors as alternative forms of money. They therefore tend to be a safe-haven, and perform well, when currencies or stocks are performing poorly. Other uses of gold and silver in the world of finance is as a hedge against inflation and as a type of financial insurance against unforeseen events.