Genève, Switzerland, May 02, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Ferrier and Partners, (http://ferrierpartners.com) the largest and most diverse leader in futures brokerage services for individual investors in Switzerland, is launching its first Commodity Contracts for Difference (CFDs), lowering barriers to trading the most liquid global commodities as demand for energy, agricultural and metals futures contracts grew 71,7% in 2009.
Ferrier and Partners' Commodity CFDs will create greater access to energy, metal, soft commodity and grain markets as well as more flexibility. CFDs are available at smaller trade sizes and are more simply priced (per unit) than the equivalent futures contracts. Furthermore, CFD margin requirements will generally be lower than a future as traders will be able to gain more exposure for less.
According to numbers from Futures Industry Magazine, 2009 saw a 71,7% increase in the market for non-precious metals, a 41.7% increase in the market for agricultural derivatives as well as a 17.8% increase in energy derivatives. Precious metals increased 19.5%.
Bernhard Künzler, Director of Business Development at Ferrier and Partners, says: “2009 saw massive growth in the market for energy, metals and agricultural futures and we are currently in the midst of another commodities rally as investors continue their flight from equities to investments that traditionally hold their value, such as gold and oil. Ferrier and Partners believes this trend is likely to continue through 2010 and we want investors to benefit from this rally. Therefore, we have launched Commodity CFDs to allow traders and investors to take advantage of the potential we see in this market.”
Ferrier and Partners Commodity CFDs will offer up to 20 Commodity CFDs during 2010 and the contracts will be available on Ferrier and Partners' platform.
Bernhard Künzler, continued: “Ferrier and Partners' Commodity CFDs have low margins, small trade sizes, and no commissions, which mean traders will be able to gain exposure to liquid commodities more readily than via futures contracts. Investors will now be able to easily diversify their exposure by adding energies, metals and commodities to their portfolios.”