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#799473 - 01/07/13 09:54 AM What is a Commodity? - Article
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Do you know what a commodity is? Commodities are the building blocks of the products we buy and eat. Commodities can be a part of an investment portfolio.

What is a Commodity?
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#799474 - 01/07/13 09:58 AM Re: What is a Commodity? - Article [Re: Sandra Investing/HFinance]
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Don't worry if the futures market for commodities seems confusing. There are better ways to invest in commodities then playing the futures market directly. In fact, unless you are a very sophisticated (and most likely professional) investor, the futures market is best left alone.
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#799692 - 01/09/13 04:42 AM Re: What is a Commodity? - Article [Re: Sandra Investing/HFinance]
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Did you know that oil is the most traded commodity? It makes sense since we use oil for so many things: gas, heating fuel, plastics. Humans will probably always require energy in some form. Oil just happens to be the "king" right now.
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#799955 - 01/10/13 10:32 AM Re: What is a Commodity? - Article [Re: Sandra Investing/HFinance]
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Natural Gas is the second most used source of energy in the United States.
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#800157 - 01/11/13 08:04 AM Re: What is a Commodity? - Article [Re: Sandra Investing/HFinance]
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There are two sugars traded on the commodity market.
Sugar#11 represents the world sugar market.
Sugar #16 represents the U.S. sugar market. (This used to be called Sugar #14).
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#800370 - 01/13/13 04:57 AM Re: What is a Commodity? - Article [Re: Sandra Investing/HFinance]
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Coffee is the second most produced commodity in the world. I guess the world must really love their coffee.
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