Crude oil is a naturally occurring, unrefined petroleum product composed of hydrocarbon deposits and other organic materials.
What is the Crude Oil market?
Get in on the action of the most traded market in the world.
Crude oil is a global commodity that trades in markets around the world, both as spot oil and via derivatives contracts.
Investors can also play the oil markets in a more indirect manner by investing in oil drillers and oil services companies, or ETFs that specialize in these sectors.
Crude Oil Trading
Crude oil is one of the better commodities to trade on a futures contract because the market is incredibly active, and it is well known to traders around the world. Oil prices fluctuate on the faintest whisper of news regarding pricing, which makes it a favorite of swing and day traders looking for an edge.