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Oil Natural Gas - Oil vs Gas Trading

Oil Natural Gas Investing



Instrument : &SumOIL/GAS

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Leverage 1:100
Margin 1000
Calculation base
Status: Closed Trading
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Natural Gas vs Oil Description

The personal composite instrument «&SumOIL/GAS» reflects the price dynamics of a portfolio composed of futures contracts on Brent and WTI crude oils against natural gas futures contract. The base part of this instrument is composed of 1 barrel of Brent crude oil and 1 barrel of WTI crude oil, the quoted part - 50 million British thermal units of natural gas.

Oil is represented by the instruments #C-BRENT and OIL - the continuous CFDs on respective futures, and gas is represented by the continuous CFD #C-NATGAS. The asset percentage content of the instrument is estimated on the basis of asset prices on the instrument creation date.

The trading instrument &SumOIL/GAS is used for the analysis and trade of the spread between oil and natural gas.

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Application field


PCI Components and their volume
Swipe table
&SumOIL/GASAssetVolume / 1 PCIPercentageVolume (USD) / 1 PCIUnit of measurеment
Base part1#C-BRENT1.00000.06055.9000barrels
Quoted part1#C-NATGAS50.0000.1400137.3500mmBtu


PCI main trading conditions
Swipe table
The volume to calculate Swap and 1 pip value
The size of 1 pip
Margin in USD for the volume and leverage of 1:100
13.13 USD
Creation date
Fixed spread, pip
Floating Spread, pip
Order distance, pip
Swap (long/short) in pips on Vol
The value of 1 pip in USD for the Vol

Trading hours

PCI active trading hours
Week dayTrading hours (CET)Local trading hours
Monday 02:00 — 23:0002:00 — 23:00
Tuesday02:00 — 23:0002:00 — 23:00
Wednesday02:00 — 23:0002:00 — 23:00
Thursday02:00 — 23:0002:00 — 23:00
Friday02:00 — 22:0002:00 — 22:00

Application field

How can PCI be applied in trading?

The personal composite trading instrument &SumOIL/GAS is used for oil and natural gas pair trading, as well as multi-year comparative analysis of the spread and the instruments themselves – continuous futures on Brent oil, WTI oil and natural gas. For example, by building a percentage chart in the NetTradeX terminal for the spread &SumOIL/GAS and three instruments #C-BRENT, OIL and #C-NATGAS (Fig.1) the 5-year relative dynamics (starting from 2010) of these energy assets and oil-natural gas spread can be studied. As is evident from the chart, buying the spread, that is buying oil and selling natural gas, yielded substantially higher returns during most of that period than buying the assets themselves.

OIL vs Natural Gas


Traders who specialize in energy raw materials trading will be comfortable trading this PCI.

Limit volumes (USD) for base and quoted parts = 100000.00 ; 100000.00.

To trade PCI instruments offered exclusively by IFC Markets, you need to open a free account and download the NetTradeX platform.