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  Commodity markets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Some argue that this is not so much a commodity market but more of an assassination market speculating on the survival (or not) of Saddam or other leaders whose personal decisions may cause oil supply to fluctuate by military action.
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_markets   (2806 words)

 Commodity markets - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Commodity markets define and trade contracts for delivery of any product or service that can be characterized in an interchangeable way.
Commodity money and commodity markets in a crude early form are believed to have originated in Sumeria where small baked clay tokens in the shape of sheep or goats were used in trade.
Despite the shift to fiat money, and credit money, direct commodity trade and barter has always remained active in the background in some form or another, and seems to have been revived due to global capitalism, wherein nearly every currency is widely traded as a commodity.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /c/co/commodity_markets.html   (2906 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Commodity markets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An assassination market is a theoretical market wherein any party can place a bet (using anonymous electronic money, and pseudonymous remailers) on the date of death of a given individual, and collect a payoff if they guess the date accurately.
Commodity money is to be distinguished from representative money which is a certificate or token which can be exchanged for the underlying commodity.
Also, commodity supplies and protections of supplies by states' military fiat remain critical to trade, and there are active commodity market speculations on the stability of certain states, e.g.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Commodity-markets   (5454 words)

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Governments typically apply probability methods in environmental regulation where it is called "pathway analysis", and are often measuring well-being using methods that are stochastic in nature, and choosing projects to undertake based on statistical analyses of their probable effect...
The IMF, World Bank, and commodity markets are often cited as being responsible for a new kind of colonising in which managers, professionals, and marketers may move around from place to place but populations remain in place, helpless to resist movements of valuable goods and capital.
Trading in stock markets or commodity markets is actually trade in underlying assets which are not wholly financial in themselves, although they often move up and down in value in direct response to the trading in more purely financial derivatives.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/Commodity-markets.htm   (963 words)

 Commodity markets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commodity markets are markets where raw or primary products are exchanged.
These raw commodities are traded on regulated exchanges, in which they are bought and sold in standardized Contracts.
The observation that trust is always required between market participants later led to credit money.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commodity_Trade   (2806 words)

 Commodity Futures Trading for Beginners - The Truth About the Commodity Markets
Most traders come into commodity trading, lose a substantial portion of their capital and then leave trading without ever having a correct perception of what good trading is all about.
Commodity market price movement is highly random with a small trend component.
The job of the person who wants to trade commodities rationally and prudently is to ignore the promises of those promoting pie-in-the-sky prediction mechanisms and concentrate on finding and implementing a proven, integrated methodology that follows market trends.
www.rb-trading.com /begin7.html   (878 words)

 About Commodity Markets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Commodity Markets is primarily a work of economic theory, concerned with how the capability to store a surplus affects the prices and production of goods.
Commodity Markets are the central organizing means by which civilization grew up, in a great many theories.
Commodity Markets are concentrated in different regions generally one commodity in one or few locations.
www.cornerstoneway.com /Commodity-Markets.html   (144 words)

 Commodity Markets
The market for coffee beans, before being processed into filter coffee, is a commodity market
The market for diamonds, before they are processed for use in jewellery, is a commodity market
Commodity markets deal with products that have had little processing work done on them and where there are often many individual sellers of the product (though not always — look into Diamonds as a contrary example).
www.trial.eunits.co.uk /html/commodity_markets.html   (276 words)

 PIMCO Bonds - Commodity Real Return
Commodity real return strategy combines the benefits of the commodity markets with the potential for additional real returns, at lower volatility of relative performance than is commonly associated with fully active commodity management styles.
Money markets are not insured or guaranteed by FDIC or any other government agency and there can be no assurance that any money market will be able to maintain a net asset value of $1.00 per share.
Overall market movements and other factors affecting the value of a particular industry or commodity, such as weather, disease, embargoes, or political and regulatory developments, may affect the value of commodity-linked derivative instruments.
singapore.pimco.com /LeftNav/ProductsServices/Commodity+Real+Return.htm   (577 words)

 Commodity & Option Trading Basics
Are for all futures commodity traders, beginners and advanced.
Whether it is commodity option trading or straight futures, I believe that trading is more science than art.
This is everywhere in nature and in commodity chart patterns as well.
www.commodity-option-training.com   (251 words)

 Commodity futures markets: An interview
In totality, commodity futures markets are a part and parcel of a program for agricultural liberalisation.
Lets look back at the biggest and most successful commodity exchanges in the world, they are like CME or CBOT who trade hundreds of commodities, which builds up the critical mass to attract membership also.
If the Singapore government is friendly to derivatives markets in a way that India's government is not, India's citizens should go ahead and reduce their risk by using futures markets in Singapore.
www.mayin.org /ajayshah/MEDIA/1998/commodities-interview.html   (1595 words)

 Commodity markets: global trends, local impacts
According to a new FAO report, The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO), the impact of commodity price fluctuations is greatest in the poorest countries of the developing world.
However, in so far as lower world prices are transmitted to local markets, the vast majority of the world's poor and hungry, who live in rural areas of developing countries and depend on agriculture, suffer losses in income and employment caused by declining commodity prices which generally outweigh the benefits of lower food prices.
Agricultural commodity prices remain highly volatile, and FAO says the tendency for growth in supplies of agricultural commodities to outpace growth in demand at given prices will continue.
www.fao.org /newsroom/en/focus/2005/89746   (833 words)

 Commodity Markets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Market analysis, indicators and commentary on the commodity and futures markets.
Commodities futures trading can be a very lucrative business for anyone who is will in to enter the day trading markets.
As such, the GSCI is a composite index of commodity sector returns, representing an unleveraged, long-only investment in commodity futures that is broadly diversified across the spectrum of commodities.
www.moneyequalizer.com /money/commoditymarkets.html   (777 words)

 Unfair trade? : empirical evidence in world commodity markets over the past 25 years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The price of coffee declined 18 percent on world markets between 1975 and 1993, for example, but the consumer price for it increased 240 percent in the United States.
Morisset examines the spreads between international and domestic commodity prices, explains why they have increased, and analyzes their implications for commodity-exporting countries.
In all major consumer markets, decreases in world commodity prices have systematically been transmitted to domestic consumer prices much less than have increases.
www.eldis.org /static/DOC5716.htm   (380 words)

 commodity brokers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Investing in the commodity markets can be very intimidating and confusing.
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)

 Technorati Tag: commodity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Up to 80% Accurate Commodity Forecasts VantagePoint couples intermarket analysis and predicted moving averages to generate extremely accurate commodity forecasts.
Commodities Futures: Free Trading Advice Free daily trading recommendations, market information for beginners and advanced traders.
Market Center - Commodity Quotes Market Center - bringing the world's financial markets to you.
www.technorati.com /tag/commodity   (478 words)

 commodity markets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is a description of the steps human beings go through when they are part of the investment crowd, to change their psychological orientation from bullish to bearish and back again.
For instance, a detailed description of how markets behave does not refer to what outside events are occurring, such as in the fields of economics, politics, or social trends.
Elliott most important discovery was that the patterns that develop in the stock market occur at all degrees of trend.
elliotwave.7p.org.uk /commodity-markets.html   (224 words)

 commodity markets
The CMR is presented in two parts; part one covers an overview of the global economy, commodity prices and export earnings, as well as progress in implementing the agreement on agriculture and prospects for the WTO negotiations; and part two provides a review of specific commodities or commodity groups.
This report outlines the prospects for agricultural markets in the European Union (EU) from 2003-2010, based on statistics available at the end of November 2003, and "the main findings of an impact analysis of the reform of the CAP adopted in June 2003 on EU agricultural markets and income".
The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets is a new biennial publication from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the "State of..." series.
agrifor.ac.uk /browse/cabi/1085883cca9f0fb65ecba5a1b703b9ec.html   (3307 words)

 Credit and Finance Risk Analysis - Petroleum Products Commodity Markets
The energy markets also attract quite a bit of speculative financial transactions by parties that are not attempting to hedge production or delivery obligations.
Marketers and traders can also lock in a return for carrying heating oil inventory, by spread trading calendar months.
Its market share is likely to expand because of the favorable competitive position of gas in relation to other fuels, and the tightening environmental standards for fuel combustion.
www.credfinrisk.com /petro.html   (3845 words)

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The GSCI is world-production weighted; the quantity of each commodity in the index is determined by the average quantity of production in the last five years of available data.
This diversity minimizes the effects of highly idiosyncratic events, which have large implications for the individual commodity markets, but are muted when aggregated to the level of the GSCI.
Together, the diversity of its constituent commodities and their economic weighting allow the GSCI to respond in a stable way to world economic growth, even as the composition of global growth changes through time.
www.gs.com /gsci   (2416 words)

 Free commodity markets commentary
The annual increase in many places is clear enough, but the wide extent of the gains truly shows the real estate bubble for what it is. Here's what I mean.
You won't be shocked to learn that of the five real estate markets with the greatest price increases, four were in or near greater New York City (Long Island was tops at +29.6%).
Nor is it surprising that markets like Washington D.C., San Diego CA, and Long Beach CA jumped nearly 20% or more.
www.impulsiveprofits.com /market-watch.html   (240 words)

 TFR-10: SEEKING A NEW ACCOMMODATION IN WORLD COMMODITY MARKETS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Still, the costs of supplying basic commodity needs may be rising, and perceptions that resource exhaustion problems exist are important in the determination of national resource policies.
If disruptions in world commodity markets arising from these problems are to be overcome, a new bargain must be struck between commodity importers and exporters.
The basic challenges for Trilateral countries are to bring nonindustrialized commodity exporters more fully into the world economic system and to demonstrate a greater awareness of the importance of collective responsibilities in making that system work, especially on the part of those Trilateral nations that are commodity exporters.
www.trilateral.org /projwork/tfrsums/tfr10.htm   (717 words)

 Communications: Commodity markets are large markets
Actually, commodity markets are usually large markets and those who become efficient producers can make a lot of money.
You have to innovate at a rapid rate if you are to remain the most efficient producer in a high tech commodity market.
Put differently, if you were planning on building a business selling bandwidth as a commodity, you would never ever ever structure it the way the traditional telcos are structured.
blogs.nmss.com /communications/2005/06/commodity_marke.html   (502 words)

 Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog
Because commodities, by definition, are those products for which a universal and perpetual demand exists - the planet is your marketplace, and everyone is your customer.
Don't be deluded by the retail bonanza - in commodity markets, retailers have a much harder life than wholesalers.
Companies serving commodity markets must leverage their technology to drive business model differentation.
blogs.sun.com /roller/page/jonathan/20040712#commodities_railroads_a...   (847 words)

 Commodity Charts & Quotes - Free
We track many commodities and financial indicators, making the information available in the form of free commodity charts and intraday commodity quotes.
Commodity Traders' Forum and live commodities chat room: friendly meeting places where commodity traders and brokers meet to discuss trading strategies and share experience.
You will also discover a large directory of commodity brokers, an online glossary of futures terminology and a brief educational course on commodities trading.
futures.tradingcharts.com   (303 words)

 Derivatives Bookshop : Guide To World Commodity Markets by John Buckley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The seventh edition of the Guide to World Commodity Markets is the definitive reference book to commodity, financial futures and option markets throughout the world.
It provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on physical and futures markets in 20 countries and is an essential reference source for anyone operating in the commodity markets.
Expert commentary is also provided on the individual commodity markets-where raw materials are produced and consumed and what they are used for, how the shape of some markets is changing and developing and where commodities are traded.
books.global-investor.com /pages/book.htm?ginPtrCode=18192&BookCode=3607   (324 words)

 Commodity Futures Seasonal Analysis for Traders
However, a basic understanding of the natural supply and demand cycles of commodities markets may help alleviate this.
Some futures contracts are based on annually produced commodities which tend to rally and break based on the certainty of supply.
Other futures contracts are based on commodities which are demand driven, with the certainty of future demand driving prices...
www.commodityseasonals.com   (577 words)

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