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Other than oil, what are commodities? Are gold, silver, etc. considered commodities in the world of investment

September 18, 2010 by  
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4 Responses to “Other than oil, what are commodities? Are gold, silver, etc. considered commodities in the world of investment”
  1. nowaynohow says:

    Commodities are items which are both produced and consumed. Grain, pork bellies, lumber. Silver largely gets consumed (film uses silver nitrate, for example), gold largely does not.

  2. EZ Traders says:

    Gold, SIlver, Copper, Wheat, Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil, Corn, Cattle, Coffee, Cocoa, Cotton, Hogs, Lumber, Heating Oil, Natural Gas, Rice, Sugar, and many, many more. Some commodities have very liquid contracts, like Crude & Wheat. Others, like Aluminum, which only trades in London, do not.

    Commodities are basically ‘real, tangible’ goods. Many are bought and sold in the cash or spot market (meaning you go to a farmer and buy his cows), and also through Futures contracts, meaning you buy a contract of cattle and hold it until the delivery date, and you in turn are given 40,000 pounds of cattle.

  3. jeff410 says:

    Except for the currencies, financials and indexes these are commodities.

  4. maximac says:

    Yes, silver and gold are commodities. There are many exchange traded commodities. Just a few include, coffee, orange juice, lumber, corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, hogs, platinum, cotton, cocoa, many of the world’s currencies and many others.

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