Commodities

Commodities

Commodities are the objects of trade in commerce around the world. Gold, silver, oil: Commodities are the goods exchanged raw, rather than in a manufactured state. Commodities can be traded in physical states, as in gold bars, using futures and spot prices. Many traders, however, use electronic trading, as in EFTs, in lieu of physical shares, focusing instead on the spread of the buy and sell price. Dive deeper into commodity markets.

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Commodities

Commodity Dollars

What Are Commodity Dollars? The term "commodity dollar" is used to define a currency closely correlated with raw materials integral to a nation's export sector. Also referred to as a…

Commodities

OPEC Oil Embargo Of 1973-74

In 1973, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) placed an oil embargo on allies of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Until March of 1974, exorbitant energy prices plagued…

Commodities

Tips For Trading Gold

In addition to tips for trading gold, learn about the forces that actually impact the price of gold. Then, explore how to best take advantage of its ups and downs…

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