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How To Trade In Commodity Derivatives?

Historically commodities market moves in the opposite directions to stock markets, providing an excellent opportunity for portfolio.

Trade In 34 products across
Bullion, Base metals, energy & Agri Commodities
Lightning fast platform
with live streaming data
Trade with biggest exchange
In india for Commodities - MCX


Futures: Allows you to hedge your positions or take leveraged bets on Commodities

Intraday Futures

Allows you to take thrice the exposure as compared to the Futures margin

Futures Margin

Trade in Futures on commodities with lesser capital as compared to the actual commodities

Options: A financial derivative contract that allows you right to buy or sell a Commodity on future date by paying some premium

Options - Margin

Hedge your positions or take a bet on future price of Commodity by buying or selling options


Agri commodities

Put your money where your mouth is! Half of Indian workforce is employed in farm outputs


Trade in Crude oil, world's most traded and valuable commodity aka black gold

Oil and Oil Seed

Trade in the vegetable oil where India occupies the fifth position in the world

Base Metals

Trade in building blocks of infrastructure like Zinc, Aluminium, Copper etc.


Benefit from price movements of Gold & Silver without bearing the risk of possession

Have questions?

Any Axis Direct customer can avail Commodity Derivatives facility through a simple one-time online registration process by clicking here and within 48 hours you will be provided rights to trade in commodity derivatives. In case, you are not an existing Axis Direct customer, you can open your account by clicking here

Once the commodity rights are enabled, you can use the same login credentials of Axis Direct and access commodities platform with streaming market watch and real-time market information.

To open a Commodity Derivatives Account, you need to open a 3-in-1 account first. In case you don’t have an account, you can register your request by clicking here

Once 3-in-1 Account is opened, you can place online request through a one-time online registration process and within 48 hours the commodity derivatives rights will be enabled

No. Existing Demat & Bank Account will be linked to Commodity Derivatives Account

Below are market timings for Commodity Derivatives Trading.

Commodity Market Time
Agricultural (Agri) 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Internationally link Agri (Cotton, CPO, SYOREF etc) 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Other Commodities (Gold, Silver, Crude etc) 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

This predominantly depends on the exchange you are trading in. In India, commodity trading is predominantly done on two exchanges: Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) and National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX). The following commodities are actively traded in these two Exchanges:

Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX)

• Bullion: Gold and Silver
• Metals: Aluminum, Copper, Zinc etc.
• Oil and Oil Seed: Refined Soy Oil, Soy Bean etc.
• Energy: Brent crude oil, Crude oil, etc.
• Other commodities: Urad, Chana, Wheat, Guar Seed, Sugar, Potato etc.

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX)

• Bullion: Gold and Silver
• Metals: Aluminum, Copper, Nickel, Sponge iron and Zinc.
• Oil and Oil Seed: Castor oil, Crude Palm oil, Soy Oil, Soy Bean etc.
• Energy: Brent crude oil, and Furnace oil.
• Agro Commodities: Cotton, Chana, Maize, Guar seed, Sugar, Rubber, etc.

For a list of newly listed commodities, please visit and

To begin with, you can place commodity trades only through web (either on desktop or laptop) and/or through dealer trading desk on 022-42274564.

For an existing AxisDirect customer, there are no additional Account Opening charges for Commodity Derivatives Trading. As an introductory offer, till 31st Dec 2018, FLAT 0.03% brokerage (or Rs 25 per order whichever is higher) will be charged for trades in future contracts whereas Rs 50. per lot will be charged for Option trades.

Mark-to-Market is a process by which the open positions in commodities are revalued on intraday basis taking into consideration the Latest Traded Price (LTP) of the commodities. On the day you enter a futures contract, Mark to Market or MTM is the difference between your entry value and the day’s closing price. In the case of a carried forward position, it is the difference between the day’s market price and the previous day's closing price.

If the MTM % falls below the threshold% (65% to 70%) of the net margin deposit available with Axis Direct, then the customer needs top up the funds immediately, failing which Axis Direct will square off the open position.

All commodity contracts are cash settled in Axis Direct. This means that you can get out of a contract, without taking the delivery of the commodity. You can simply pay the difference between the Buy and Sell contracts in cash. You need to square off or rollover the open position on or before start of Tender period.

Customer will have to square off all intraday open positions as per the below market timings on the same day itself, failing which Axis Direct will square off the Intraday Open positions, on best effort basis.

Commodity Market Time Auto Square Off Timer (Intraday Product)
Agricultural (Agri) 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 4:30 PM
Internationally link Agri (Cotton, CPO, SYOREF etc) 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM 8:30 PM
Other Commodities (Gold, Silver, Crude etc) 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM 11:00 PM