- Date : 04/01/2022
- Read: 3 mins
This article discusses the steps for placing buy and sell commodity orders on Upstox, Angel One, and Zerodha.
Commodities had a big fall in the first half of 2020 and an even bigger rise in the second half of that year. In 2021, commodities continued to show a good run. As an asset class, commodities gave investors one of the best returns during 2020-21. In this article, we will understand how to do commodity trading on Upstox, Angel One, and Zerodha.
Chart: Performance of Bloomberg Commodity Spot Index
The above chart shows how commodities outperformed in 2020-21. If you had invested in commodities, you would have made excellent returns as an investor.
How to buy and sell commodities on Upstox
Upstox provides trading in various commodities such as precious metals (gold, silver, etc.), industrial metals (copper, zinc, etc.), and agricultural commodities (cotton, rubber, crude palm oil, etc.).
All you need to do is open the Upstox App and select the commodity you want to trade in.
Commodity trading on Upstox App
Placing a commodity buy order on Upstox
Once you select the commodity for trading, you have to select the buy option for buying it. Fill in the order details and confirm the buy order.
Placing a commodity sell order on Upstox
If you have already placed a buy order, and the price has moved up and reached your target, you may book profit by placing a sell order.
How to buy and sell commodities on Angel One
Next, let us see how to trade commodities on the Angel One app. Begin by opening the Angel One app and selecting the commodity you want to trade.
Placing a commodity buy order on Angel One
Let us take the example of gold and see how to place a buy order.
As seen in the above screen, enter the lot(s) of gold you want to buy and the price at which you wish to buy. Press the confirm button and place the order.
Placing a commodity sell order on Angel One
Once the price of gold has moved up and reached your target price, you can place a sell order and book profit.
As seen in the above screen, enter the lot(s) you want to sell and the price at which you want to sell. Press the confirm sell button and place the order.
How to buy and sell commodities on Zerodha
Now let us understand how to trade commodities on the Zerodha App. To proceed with the trade, select the commodity you want to purchase.
Placing a commodity buy order on Zerodha
Let us take an example of crude oil to understand how to place a buy order.
Placing a commodity sell order on Zerodha
Once the commodity moves higher and reaches your target price, you may sell it and book profits.
Commodities have done well in 2021 and given good returns to investors. However, please bear in mind that commodity prices are very volatile, and if the price moves in the opposite direction of your trade, you may end up with losses. Hence, you should employ a stop-loss to protect your profits and avoid deep losses.