Commodities boost volumes on BarCap’s forex platform

"Commodities are a popular asset class," said Vince O’Sullivan, director of UK and European FX sales at Barclays Capital in London. "Adding them… has enabled us to extend our online trading capabilities to a wider client base. Due to the flexibility of the system, commodity clients can access the FX platform and become comfortable trading both asset classes."

BarCap launched online commodities trading on September 15 with live spot streaming prices in four precious metals (gold, silver, plati