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 the [...]
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.