The most active energy markets trade in electricity, gas, coal, oil and CO2 emission certificates. In Europe alone there are more than twenty different energy exchanges. The significance of energy trading has grown rapidly in recent years as a result of increased energy consumption. Almost no country can cover its energy needs from its own sources today. Energy trading offers the possibility to ensure the needed supply of energy.
Thus, oil and gas are not only the main sources of energy but also quite popular speculative assets. The energy market is characterized by high volatility and liquidity, with good opportunities for earning. For example, the average daily fluctuations in oil prices are 2-4 times higher than in major currency pairs quotations.
Natural resources are extremely sensitive to political events and natural disasters. This makes it easy to predict their future movements.
The energy market has several important features:
• hydrocarbons are non-renewable sources of energy, so in the long run, they stick to an unconditional upward trend;
• energy resources can be traded with the help of settlement futures and urgent spot contracts;
• oil and gas are traded only on commodity exchanges, which operate on a specific schedule.
We offer you to use a leverage service at a rate of up to 1:100 at any time, as well as with the help of professional analysts. You will also have free access to the demo account if you do not have the experience trading on energy resources. Trading on a demo account is fully consistent with real trading. But in this case you do not risk your capital - all transactions are concluded in virtual money.