Engage with global energy markets by trading the world’s most popular commodities.


Execution type


Avg. spread
per lot/side
Long swap
Short swap
Stop level*

Trading hours

Daily break 20:45-22:10
Daily break 20:55-00:10
All timings are in server time (GMT+0).


Spreads are always floating, so the spreads in the table above are yesterday’s averages. For live spreads, please check your platform.

Fixed margin

Margin requirements for energies always remain fixed, regardless of the leverage you use, except for specific periods of higher margin requirements:

  • For USOIL: from 17:45 GMT+0 on Friday to 22:59 GMT+0 on Sunday
  • For UKOIL: from 17:45 GMT+0 on Friday to 00:30 GMT+0 on Monday

During the above periods, the margin requirements for both USOIL and UKOIL are set at 5% (1:20 leverage).


Swap is the interest that is applied to all energies trading positions that are left open overnight. When the swap rate is negative, this means that a swap is deducted from a position. However, when there's a positive figure for the swap rate, the amount is credited. Swaps occur at 21:00 GMT+0 each day, excluding the weekend, until the position is closed.

Please bear in mind that when trading energies, triple swaps are charged on Fridays to cover financing costs incurred over the weekend.

We do not charge swaps for the instruments marked in the table above if you have Extended swap-free status.

If you are a resident of a Muslim country, all accounts are automatically swap-free.

Stop level

Please note that the stop level values in the table above are subject to change and may not be available for traders using certain high-frequency trading strategies or Expert Advisors.

Frequently asked questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions about trading energies with Exness.

Margin requirements for energies always remain fixed, regardless of the leverage you use.

The following rules apply when it comes to setting levels for pending orders:

  • Pending orders along with SL and TP (for pending orders) must be set at a distance (at least the same as current spread or more) from the current market price.

  • SL and TP in pending orders must be set at least the same distance from the order price as the current spread.

  • For open positions, SL and TP must be set at a distance from the current market price which is at least the same as that of the current spread.

At Exness, we know how it feels when your pending order falls in a price gap, so it’s only fair that we guarantee no slippage for virtually all pending orders that are executed at least 3 hours after trading opens for an instrument. However, if your order meets any of the following criteria, it will be executed at the first market quote that follows the gap:

  • If your pending order is executed in market conditions that are not normal, such as during a period of low liquidity or high volatility.

  • If your pending order falls in a gap but the difference in pips between the first market quote (after the gap) and the requested price of the order is equal to or exceeds a certain number of pips (gap level value) for a particular instrument.

Gap level regulation applies to specific trading instruments.

Swap-free trading is offered for USOIL.

For instruments not included in the extended swap-free list, swaps are charged every day except for weekends. For more information on how swaps are calculated, check out our Help Center article. To help you estimate your swap costs, you can use our handy Exness calculator.

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