Any article exchanged in trade, most commonly used to refer to raw materials and agricultural products.
Bulk goods such as metals, foods, grain, livestock, currency and lumber that are traded on a commodities exchange or a spot market.
Staple agricultural products. Basic raw materials used to make processed foods.
Typically, raw materials such as natural resources and agricultural products that are traded, usually through futures contracts, on an authorized Commodities Exchange. The price of commodities is usually based on supply and demand.
In City parlance, a commodity is any homogenous item which may be freely bought and sold. Commodities can be shares, furniture or houses, but the term typically refers to things like coffee, cocoa and Soya beans (soft commodities) or gold, aluminum, platinum (hard commodities). Commodities are typically bought and sold in the futures markets where producers combine with manufacturers and speculators to create a liquid market.
either goods in general, or specific raw materials or primary products (cereals, metals, tea, coffee, rubber, etc.) traded on special markets.
Any product traded or sold.
Term used to describe goods that have been mined, produced or harvested, like gold, coffee beans, etc. These are bought and sold in dedicated commodities markets.
Bulk goods such as grains, metals and foods which are traded on a commodities exchange.
Articles of commerce: the law relating to trade in them.
Bulk goods such as grains, metals, and foods traded on a commodities exchange or on the spot market.
Commodities are materials used as ingredients in cookery and food preparation.
Raw materials like wheat, gold, silver, oil, pork bellies, oranges, and cocoa. Commodities are an extremely volatile investment -- their value can soar or plummet overnight.
goods which are traded. Discharge-unload. Dock - a place, usually a man-made area of enclosed water, where ships are loaded, unloaded or repaired. Docker - someone who works in the docks, usually unloading ships and moving goods on the quayside.
Tangible products, such as metals, crude oil or grain, that trade on an exchange, such as the Winnipeg Commodities Exchange or the Chicago Board of Trade. Trading is usually done through futures contracts.
(See agricultural commodities).
Bulk goods such as grains, metals, livestock, oil, cotton, coffee, sugar, and cocoa. They can either be sold on the spot market for immediate delivery or on the commodities exchanges for later delivery. Trade on the exchanges is in the form of futures contracts.
See Futures Contract.
Raw materials such as precious metals or grains, contracts for which are bought and sold on commodities exchanges.
Objects and services produced for consumption or exchange by someone other than their producers. Although humans have always exchanged the goods that they produced for other goods, in the nineteenth century a new focus on the consumption of an increasingly diverse array of commodities by greater numbers of consumers was partly responsible for the gradual shift to a consumer culture. Marx employed the term “commodity fetishism” to describe the almost magical value attributed to objects in a capitalist economy—value derived not from how they are used or the labour that produced them, but from the price they command on the market. The most significant, and most damaging, aspect of commodity culture from a Marxist perspective is its tendency to attribute value to things and the relations between them rather than to people and human relationships.
a.k.a. Futures: bulk goods such as grains, metals, foods, natural resources traded on a commodities exchange.
Are often viewed as the futures markets on both physical and financial items. Sometimes, commodities is used more narrowly to refer to physical goods such as, gold, silver, wheat, and pork bellies. Then financial futures would refer to stock indices, eurodollars, treasuries, currencies, and other security-type instruments. In a more restrictive sense, commodity or commodities refer to the actuals in the spot market.
Raw materials or semi finished goods like coffee, oil, gold, grains, or orange juice. These items are traded on a commodities exchange.
Products used for commerce that are traded on a separate, authorized commodities exchange. Commodities include agricultural products and natural resources such as timber, oil and metals. Commodities are the basis for futures contracts traded on these exchanges.
Physical products that are traded at a futures exchange such as grains, foods, meats, metals, etc.
Broadly defined, any goods exchanged in trade, but usually used to refer to widely traded raw materials and agricultural products such as wheat or corn.
Tangible goods such as metals, oil, agricultural produce traded on the commodity markets (e.g. London Metal Exchange).
raw materials — such as oil, wheat, soybeans, pork, or gold -you buy. In buying commodities you are hoping that the price will rise, so that you can sell the commodity for a profit.
In investment terms, raw materials or semi-finished goods such as wheat, coffee, pork bellies, copper, etc.
The generic term for goods such as grains, foodstuffs, livestock, oils, and metals which are traded on national exchanges. These exchanges deal in both "spot" trading (for current delivery) and "futures" trading (for delivery in future months).
Goods such as grains, silver and other precious metals, and minerals traded in large amounts on a commodities exchange.
Any unprocessed agricultural and mineral good.
These are raw materials traded on a commodity market, such as grain, coffee, cocoa, wool, cotton, jute, rubber, pork bellies, or orange juice (sometimes known as soft commodities or softs) or metals and other solid raw materials (known as hard commodities). In some contexts soft commodities are referred to as produce.
Hard assets, such as gas, oil, gold, silver, platinum and copper. Most commodities trading is done through futures contracts so that the trader doesnâ€™t have to actually take possession of the commodity.
The investment term usually applied to goods that have been mined, produced or harvested, like gold, coffee beans, or belly pork. These are then bought and sold in dedicated commodities markets. Historically, these markets have always been closely linked to futures markets that allowed farmers and producers to accept a price on their goods before they were actually delivered. This removed a lot of the uncertainty associated with the day-to-day fluctuations in the commodity's price, known as the 'spot price'. The producer pays a potential premium in exchange for security, because if the spot price rose come delivery/harvest time, he could have got more for his produce in the spot market. Then again, if the spot price had plummeted, he might have gone bankrupt.
Generally taken to refer to investments involving future pricing of raw materials in foodstuffs and metals.
Physical items such as oil, gold or grain. Commodities are traded for spot (trade date plus two business days) and also for future delivery. There also exist options to buy and sell commodities.
Things like orange juice, oil, sugar and pork bellies (honestly). Basically naturally occurring goods that are traded.
Bulk products, such as metals, grains, and foods, that are traded on a commodities exchange. See: Spot Market