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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   (2125 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)

It is the contract and this underlying standard that define the commodity, not any inherent quality of it as a living organism as such.
Some economists advise redefining every commodity and product market as a service market[?], wherein state inspections, market regulation, property rights enforcement, and other services previously assumed under classical economics to be the domain of the state, could be charged for.
If this advice were followed, the term commodity would still apply in human life analysis, or narrow domains such as relatively safe food goods, or industrial inputs (oil, screws, wireless spectrum) where quality is more or less standard globally, and there is little risk to life of any failure.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/co/Commodity.html   (469 words)

 Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE . TV Program | PBS
Commodity futures and stocks have about the same average return, but the standard deviation of stock returns is slightly higher.
Commodity futures returns are positively correlated with inflation, and the correlation is larger at longer horizons.
The negative inflation correlation of stocks and bonds and the positive inflation correlation of commodity futures are larger at return intervals of 1 and 5 years than at the monthly or quarterly frequency.
www.pbs.org /wsw/tvprogram/commoditystudy.html   (1155 words)

 Untitled Document
Commodity pools that are publicly offered, and privately offered commodity pools that do not meet the 100 beneficial owner or “qualified purchaser” exemption requirements of ICA sections 3(c)(1) or 3(c)(7), should be concerned about these matters..
For example, it could be negative for commodity futures and positive for security futures on one date (causing the pool to flunk the asset test), and vice versa on the next date..
Recognizing that a commodity pool’s balance sheet should not determine whether it is an investment company, the SEC staff took the position that it was more important to consider the area of the pool’s business with respect to which it anticipates realization of the greatest gains and exposure to the largest risk of loss.
www.mfainfo.org /neo_apps/article/article.asp?article_id=1505&adate=6/1/2002   (1051 words)

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Commodity markets define and trade contracts 8 for delivery of any 3 product or service that 4 can be characterized in 4 an interchangeable way.
Commodity money 6 and commodity markets 4 in a crude 2 early form are 5 believed to have 8 originated in Sumeria 6 where small baked clay 7 tokens in the shape 9 of sheep or goats 2 were used in 4 trade.
Commodity thinking is undergoing a more direct revival 4 thanks to the 7 theorists of "natural capital" 5 whose products, some economists 6 argue, are the 0 only genuine commodities 0 - air, water, 2 and calories we 2 consume being mostly interchangeable 3 when they are free 1 of pollution or disease.
www.regtro.com /commodity_markets_.htm   (3287 words)

The current commodity bull market has arisen from underinvestment in commodities in the 1990's and booming demand in China amidst a subdued global economic recovery.
I endorsed a broad secular bull case on commodities based on insufficient supply: years of misallocation of resources from traditional old economy sectors to new era tech sectors had resulted in underinvestment in commodities and higher commodity prices had to materialize when global aggregate demand eventually rose.
The uptrend in commodity prices since 2001 was justified by underinvestment, a boom in China, and the emergence of the G-3 from recession.
goldmoney.com /en/commentary/2004-04-08.html   (1904 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 Futures Facts
If we isolate the portion of the returns of commodity futures, stocks and bonds that is unrelated to unexpected inflation and examine the correlations again, we find that the residual variation of commodity futures and stocks or bonds continue to be negatively correlated.
In the practice of commodity trading backwardation is commonly used to describe the position of futures prices in relation to current spot prices (or to characterize the prices of futures contracts for the same commodity but with different maturities).
Commodity futures contracts that were introduced, but later discontinued - due to lack of liquidity - are not covered by the CRB, and are not included in the equally-weighted index.
capmgt.com /com_futures.html   (9571 words)

 Commodity Trader: Commodities boom raises fears   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The commodity price boom of the past three years has aroused investor attention on an unprecedented scale, with most investors placing their funds into passively managed commodity indices.
The funds tied to commodity indices swamp the estimated $10bn that pension and mutual funds have allocated to actively managed commodity hedge funds.
Michael Lewis, head of commodities research at Deutsche Bank, said both the GSCI and AIG-Dow Jones index were down 5 per cent so far this year, entirely due to the negative roll yield.
www.commoditytrader.com /funds/commodities_boom_raises_fear.php   (1044 words)

 The Centre for the Study of African Economies Working Paper Series
The shock and uncertainty variables are constructed using a new data set of unique aggregate commodity price indices for 113 developing countries over the period 1957Q1-1997Q4.
The magnitude of the effect of negative shocks on growth is very substantial, and appears to work independently of investment, which suggests that adjustment is achieved through severe reductions in capacity utilization.
Negative shocks remain highly significant after controlling for government economic policy and institutional quality, which indicates that the result is not attributable exclusively to inappropriate policy responses on the part of governments.
www.bepress.com /csae/paper120   (350 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : The next `new' thing is `things'
Commodity, as the Concise Oxford English Dictionary explains is "a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, a useful or valuable thing." The word is sandwiched between commodious (meaning, roomy and comfortable) and commodore (a naval rank above captain).
`Commodity money' was a stage in the evolution of money when a commodity such as goat or gold was the standard of value for settling debts; such money had intrinsic value, unlike the paper currency.
"A commodity futures contract may be settled either by cash or by delivery of commodity depending upon the terms of the trade, demand of the buyer and rules of the exchange," explains www.nsdl.co.in.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2005/03/11/stories/2005031100310900.htm   (1150 words)

Although it is true that commodity prices are likely to have begun a long wave-up cycle, which could last for a decade or more, cycles for individual commodities tend to be of far shorter duration.
Commentators conditioned by the long 1980s-1990s trend of declining commodity prices in real terms, with the decline accelerating during periods of economic weakness, have been surprised by the strength in oil and gold prices, in particular, since their nadirs of 1998 and 2000 respectively.
Nickel, one of the hottest commodities in the world over the past year, has fallen to about $11,200 a ton from more than $17,000 a ton at the beginning of the year.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/investing/73162/6-15   (6774 words)

 Commodity risk management and development
And commodities, fuels, grains, and oilseeds are important imports for several countries.
The notorious volatility of commodity prices is a major source of instability and uncertainty in commodity-dependent countries, affecting governments, producers (farmers), traders, processors, and financial institutions.
Buffer funds went bankrupt, commodity agreements were suspended, buffer stocks proved ineffective, and government intervention was both costly and ineffective.
ideas.repec.org /p/wbk/wbrwps/1963.html   (907 words)

 NSFutures.com - Client Services
However, with the broad based commodity price weakness facing the market today, it is clear that physical and investment demand is simply unable to counter the general selling pattern.
It is a slightly negative indicator that the close was under the swing pivot.
The risk of loss in trading futures contracts or commodity options can be substantial, and investors should carefully consider the inherent risks of such an investment in light of their financial condition.
www.kitco.com /reports/ns/jun132006.html   (1318 words)

 Ethical Content as a Commodity at Addison Road   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Companies like Walmart are perceived as having a negative ethical content in their products.
The emergence of an ethical commodity is a significant shift in economics.
The establishment of ethical content as a valuable commodity means that, rather than market forces driving consumers toward the lowest price, consumers can make decisions about whether or not to purchase a better process with their goods.
addisonrd.com /WordPress/?p=172   (2310 words)

 SSRN-Beggar-thy-Neighbor Advertising: Theory and Application to Generic Commodity Promotion Programs by Julian Alston, ...
Mandated generic commodity promotion programs funded by commodity taxes, called check-offs, are important and controversial.
They have disregarded the costs or benefits experienced by producers of commodities not covered by the program but affected by it either directly or because of induced price changes.
In this paper, theoretical models are developed for a case where two producer groups each promote their own commodity, and the two commodities are closely related in consumption.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=231112   (338 words)

 Stocks mixed ahead of afternoon Fed announcement on interest rates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
TORONTO (CP) - A boost in financial stocks gave the Toronto stock market a slight move up Wednesday morning but the overall trend was negative as commodity stocks lost some lustre after sharp increases in oil, gold and base metals in the previous session.
The Canadian dollar was down 0.04 of a cent to 90.83 cents US after higher commodity prices and a weak U.S. dollar Tuesday had sent the currency to its highest close since January 1978.
The tech sector was also in negative territory following Cisco's warning late Tuesday that fiscal third-quarter profit dipped slightly and the tech giant also delivered a forecast for the current quarter that was below expectations.
www.cbc.ca /cp/business/060510/b051058.html   (997 words)

 Commodity Investments Are Dangerous [Veneroso] - Gold & Silver Forum
Why not invest in a commodity that shares the same potential of an equity ?
Why not invest in a commodity that shares the same potential of a currency ?
Why not invest in a commodity that is in a well documented world shortage ?
www.goldismoney.info /forums/showthread.php?t=9659   (516 words)

 Commodity & Option Basic Training
Thus the size of a gamma position correlates to the size of the theta position.
A large positive gamma position goes in hand with a large negative theta position, while a large negative gamma position goes hand in hand with a large positive theta position.
What this means is that every option position is a tradeoff between market movement and time decay.
commodity-option-training.com /theta.html   (223 words)

 Minnesota IMPLAN Group, Inc. - Knowledge Base
If you do use an industry by commodity basis, and you treat imports as a negative final demand, it will be easier to get your data into IMPLAN Pro structure.
Negative final demands can be entered into the SAFinal Demands table, the software will remove them into the SACommodity Sales table.
If your imports came in the form of negative final demands, your model should be correct.
www.implan.com /kb/question.php?qstId=75   (1053 words)

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