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The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs.
Important Notice - Fraud awareness
Important Notice - Scam alert
Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail client accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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FAQ

What is the stock symbol for crude oil trading?

US Oil (WTI)

UK Oil (Brent)

Which are the top five crude oil-producing countries?

Saudi Arabia, USA, Russia, Canada and China

How to trade and buy crude oil?

You can buy options and futures through a commodities exchange or buy shares of an oil ETF. You can also buy shares of oil companies.

Why is crude oil important?

Crude oil is a primary energy and fuel resource. Industries such as plastic manufacturers, airlines and agricultural type businesses rely heavily on crude oil.

How many gallons are in a barrel of crude oil?

A barrel contains 42 gallons of crude oil

How many litres in a barrel of crude oil?

A barrel holds 159 litres of crude oil.

How and where to buy crude oil stocks?

You can buy options and futures through a commodities exchange or buy shares of an oil ETF. You can buy shares of oil companies through a brokerage as well.

How does OPEC influence the supply of crude oil?

OPEC outlines oil production targets and quotas for its members, which translates into a major influence on oil prices.

How does crude oil price affect the price of gas?

Crude oil is the main component used to produce gasoline, hence it is able to control the prices of gasoline from behind.

When does the crude oil market open?

Timings differ according to product and the type of contract, be it a spot rate or futures contract. You can find the timings on Metatrader 4(MT4) by Right-Clicking on the product, eg. ‘WTI’, and then Left-Click to select ‘Specifications’.

To illustrate:(based on MT4 server time)

Brent contract trade timings : 03:01-23:59 (Friday 23:55)
WTI contract trade timings: 01:01-23:59
WTI Futures: 01:01-23:59

Why is crude oil called “black gold''?

Just like gold, crude oil is very expensive and has a high value. It is extracted underground from the soil and is black in colour.