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  Commodity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One can reasonably say that food commodities, for example, are defined by the fact that they substitute for each other in recipes, and that one can use the food without having to look at it too closely.
Marx's analysis of the commodity is intended to help solve the problem of what establishes the economic value of goods, using the labor theory of value.
Even so, in simple commodity production, not all inputs and outputs of the production process are necessarily commodities or priced goods, and it is compatible with a variety of different relations of production ranging from self-employment and family labour to serfdom and slavery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commodity   (2115 words)

 Commodity markets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These raw commodities are traded on regulated commodities exchanges, in which they are bought and sold in standardized Contracts.
Commodity money and commodity markets in a crude early form are believed to have originated in Sumer where small baked clay tokens in the shape of sheep or goats were used in trade.
Commodity thinking is undergoing a more direct revival thanks to the theorists of "natural capital" whose products, some economists argue, are the only genuine commodities - air, water, and calories we consume being mostly interchangeable when they are free of pollution or disease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commodity_Trade   (2753 words)

 Glossary of Commodity Futures Trading Terms
Commodity Pool An enterprise in which funds contributed by a number of persons are combined for the purpose of trading futures or options contracts.
Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) An individual or organization which operates or solicits funds for a pool, that is, an enterprise in which funds contributed by a number of persons are combined for the purpose of trading futures or options contracts.
A commodity is said to be elastic in demand when a price change creates an increase or decrease in consumption; the supply of a commodity is said to be elastic when a change in price creates change in the production of the commodity.
www.ltg-trading.com /glossary_of_futures_terms.htm   (4120 words)

 sociology - Commodity
Example commodities from the financial world include oil (sold by the barrel), electricity, wheat, bulk chemicals such as sulfuric acid and even pork-bellies.
It is a commodity because the chair is a tradeable labor-product with a social use-value.
Marx's analysis of the commodity is intended to help solve the problem of setting the value of goods using the labor theory of value, a problem debated by both Adam Smith and Ricardo.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Commodity   (960 words)

 Commodity Options Futures Glossary Terms Words
Commodity Pool: An enterprise in which funds contributed by a number of persons are combined for the purpose of trading futures contracts or commodity options.
Margin in commodities is not a payment of equity or down payment on the commodity itself, but rather it is a security deposit.
At the time the cash commodities are sold, the open futures position is closed by purchasing an equal number and type of futures contracts as those that were initially sold.
www.usafutures.com /commodityglossary.htm   (7034 words)

 CFTC Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Commodity Pool Operator (CPO): A person engaged in a business similar to an investment trust or a syndicate and who solicits or accepts funds, securities, or property for the purpose of trading commodity futures contracts or commodity options.
Commodity Price Index: Index or average, which may be weighted, of selected commodity prices, intended to be representative of the markets in general or a specific subset of commodities, e.g., grains or livestock.
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA): A person who, for pay, regularly engages in the business of advising others as to the value of commodity futures or options or the advisability of trading in commodity futures or options, or issues analyses or reports concerning commodity futures or options.
www.cftc.gov /opa/glossary/opaglossary_co.htm   (2073 words)

 International commodity control : retrospect and prospect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Commodity policy is no longer a matter of redistribution from consumers to producers.
Since the collapse of the tin market in 1985, the belief that commodity market stabilization cannot work has undermined producers' willingness to try to resolve difficulties within existing ICAs and has reinforced the suspicion of consumer governments that these agreements were in no one's interests.
But the "commodity problem" has not disappeared, and producers may look for other mechanisms to raise prices from often very low levels in industries experiencing excess capacity.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC3669.htm   (414 words)

 Commodity Monies
A commodity money can give rise to a large amount of price instability if either there are large changes in the supply of the commodity or if there are large changes in the nonmonetary use of the commodity.
Ignoring the commodity aspect of the money, the quantity theory says that this change should cut the value of the money by one half (which means that the price level should double).
When the money is a commodity money, there are three reasons that this prediction may be wrong and that a commodity money will provide more price stability than a money not based on a commodity.
www.ingrimayne.com /econ/Money/Commodities.html   (886 words)

 Barrons Commodity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Barrons Commodity does not have any express burden or responsibility to provide End User with indications, markings or anything else that may aid End User in determining whether the material in question is copyrighted or trademarked.
Without limiting the foregoing, Barrons Commodity shall have the right to immediately terminate any passwords or accounts of End User in the event of any conduct by End User which Barrons Commodity, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by End User of this Agreement.
Barrons Commodity neither endorses or is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on Barrons Commodity by anyone other than authorized Barrons Commodity employee spokespersons while acting in official capacities.
www.barronscommodity.com /terms.htm   (2435 words)

 Incredible Charts: Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The Commodity Channel Index measures the position of price in relation to its moving average.
The Commodity Channel Index was developed by Donald Lambert and is outlined in his book Commodities Channel Index: Tools for Trading Cyclic Trends.
Commodity Channel Index is best used in conjunction with trailing buy- and sell-stops.
www.incrediblecharts.com /technical/commodity_channel_index.htm   (435 words)

 Commodity Investments
These scamsters prey on individuals who probably should not be investing in commodity futures at all because they do not understand this type of transaction and can ill afford potential losses.
Many questionable commodity sales operations adopt impressive, legitimate-sounding names to market their products, such as "Dunn & Bradford" or "Forbes & Lloyds." They usually have impressive addresses as well, like "One Corporate Plaza" or "XXX Wall Street." Usually the address is nothing more than a mail-drop or rented back office.
The customer's funds are placed with a registered commodities dealer who is required to keep the funds separate and not use them for any other purpose than the intended investment.
www.sos.state.il.us /departments/securities/investor_education_services/investor_alert/nvstalt5.html   (1285 words)

 Commodity & Option Basic Training
Commodity spreads measure the price difference between two different contracts, usually futures contracts.
In the grain business the difference between two contract months of the same commodity (i.e., canola) represents the carrying charges or the cost of holding the commodity for a period of time.
The purpose of this section is to familiarize you with the use of commodity spreads in forecasting market direction.
commodity-option-training.com /spreads.html   (641 words)

 Commodity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Commodities are most often used as inputs in the production of other goods or services.
The quality of a given commodity may differ slightly, but it is essentially uniform across producers.
The sale and purchase of commodities is usually carried out through futures contracts on exchanges that standardize the quantity and minimum quality of the commodity being traded.
www.investopedia.com /terms/c/commodity.asp   (470 words)

 Futures Broker, Commodity Brokers, Commodities Options - Slipka Trading Group, Inc.
Whether trading in futures or options, the commodity charts of the metal, energy, grain, and index futures market clearly show the kind of price movement futures trading offers and the benefits one can obtain from such moves.
Make sure commodities are right for you by talking to one of our commodity brokers to help you better understand the risks.
We think you’ll enjoy working with a commodity broker from Slipka Trading Group, where we average twenty years of experience working with and studying commodity prices and commodity charts to help our clients be more successful traders.
www.slipkatrading.com   (654 words)

 Aon Nederland - Producten en specifieke diensten - Commodity Trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Commodity trading is a business that involves large and often complex risks on a regular basis.
Being an insurance broker specialised in commodity trade we do not only have knowledge of the goods you trade and the risks involved, but also of the range of insurers and of the many types of available insurances.
Unit Commodity Trade has developed a unique Warehouse Database specifically aimed to help commodity traders find those warehouses worldwide, which have been checked and verified by independent inspectors to provide a secure storage location for goods whilst awaiting transport.
www.aon.com /nl/nl/prod/commodity.jsp   (683 words)

 USDA, Farm Service Agency - Commodity Certificates Factsheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The use of commodity certificates will encourage producers (or producer’s agent) to repay their commodity loans rather than forfeit the loan collateral to CCC at loan maturity.
Commodity certificates are available to producers to use in acquiring 1998-through 2002-crop collateral pledged to CCC for a commodity loan.
Commodity certificate exchanges will be available for sale at USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to producers with outstanding nonrecourse marketing assistance loans made for wheat, rice, feed grains, upland cotton, soybeans, and designated minor oilseeds.
www.fsa.usda.gov /pas/publications/facts/html/commcert00.htm   (437 words)

 ERS/USDA Briefing Room - Farm and Commodity Policy
Also included is access to ERS analyses of the impacts of farm policy, commodity-specific farm programs, and commodity trade policy, highlighting the impacts of the 2002 farm act.
The 2002 Farm Act: Provisions and Implications for Commodity Markets (November 2002) provides an initial assessment of the legislation's effects on agricultural production, commodity markets, and net farm income over the next 10 years.
Commodity Backgrounders (2005, 2006) addresses considerations in domestic agricultural policy deliberations, including market conditions, policy proposals, trade agreements, and the interactions between policy and markets for selected commodities.
www.ers.usda.gov /Briefing/FarmPolicy   (789 words)

 Commodity Investment Advisors, Newsletter, Futures, Options - Jigsaw Commodities, LLC
Jigsaw Commodities, LLC shows you how to make the pieces fit through its commodity education materials and its how-to futures trading expertise.
Commodity futures and options trading is not suitable for everyone.
What better way to learn how to trade commodities than by watching, first hand, a veteran professional, with over 37 years of commodity trading experience, trade his own money.
www.realcommoditytrading.com   (484 words)

 commodity brokers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
’s commodity brokers are dedicated to helping individuals learn about commodities first and foremost.
Investing in the commodity markets may be simplified into a three-step process.
commodity broker will monitor the commodity markets and keep you updated on your trades.
www.alphacommodities.com /futures2.htm   (233 words)

“Commodity” does not include real property or any timber, agricultural or livestock product grown or raised on real property and offered or sold by the owner or lessee of such real property.
Any contract for one or more commodities offered or sold shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be presumed to be offered or sold for speculation or investment purposes; and
This chapter may be construed and implemented to effectuate its general purpose to protect investors and speculators, to prevent and prosecute illegal and fraudulent schemes involving commodity contracts and to maximize coordination with federal and other states’ law and the administration and enforcement thereof.
landru.leg.state.or.us /ors/645.html   (2624 words)

 Commodity Swaps
Commodities are physical assets such as precious metals, base metals, energy stores (such as natural gas or crude oil) and food (including wheat, pork bellies, cattle, etc.).
The idiosyncratic nature of the commodity markets refers more to the often limited number of participants in these markets (naturally begging questions of liquidity and market information), the unique factors driving these markets, the inter-relations with cognate markets and the individual participants in these markets.
Commodity swaps and commodity derivatives are a useful and important tool employed by most leading energy, chemical and agricultural corporations.
www.finpipe.com /commodswaps.htm   (925 words)

 Global Commodity Futures Brokers About Us Page
Global Futures and Options, Inc. are full service commodity brokers that were established to meet the rapidly changing needs of commodity futures trading.
Put our 24 years of experience as commodity brokers to work for you - let us help you try to find the answers to your tough questions.
Commodity futures trading is not for everyone so that it makes sense to investigate thoroughly the risks involved and to tap into the brain trust of an experienced trading firm and search for experienced commodity brokers before you decide whether trading is suitable for you in light of your financial circumstances.
www.futuresforyou.com /aboutus.htm   (254 words)

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