How to Short Sell Commodities [Update: 2017]

Which Commodities Can You Short Sell?

In short: it depends which instrument you are using for shorting (eg, put option vs spreadbetting vs CFDs). For example, one popular CFD provider offers these commodities to short:-

  • Aluminium
  • Barley
  • Brent Crude Oil
  • Canola
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Coal
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Copper
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Electricity
  • Energy Commodities
  • Environmental Commodities
  • Ethanol
  • Feeder Cattle
  • Gold
  • Heating Oil
  • Lead
  • Lean Hogs
  • Live Cattle
  • Precious Metals
  • Molybdenum
  • Natural Gas
  • New Commodities
  • Nickel
  • Oil
  • Orange Juice
  • Palladium
  • Palm Oil
  • Platinum
  • Pork Belly
  • Propane
  • Random Length Lumber
  • RBOB Gasoline
  • Renewable Energy Certificates
  • Rough Rice
  • Rubber
  • Silver
  • Soybean
  • Steel
  • Sugar
  • Tin
  • Wheat
  • White Certificates
  • Wool
  • Zinc