Commodities are the raw materials that drive the economy, from metals and fossil fuels to grains and livestock. Learn how to invest in various commodities, and get the latest info on commodity prices, exchanges, and trading technology.
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The Price of Gas: Why It Goes Up and Down
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Here Are Some Tips on How to Start Trading Commodities Online
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Your Guide To Investing in Silver
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Platinum or Gold: Which Is the Better Investment?
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Basics of Futures Options: The Less Risky Way to Trade
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Should You Invest In Gold?
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Learn About the Basics of Trading Crude-Oil Futures
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The Advantages, Disadvantages, and Best Markets of Day Trading Futures
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What Is a Gold Bubble?
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What Makes Oil Prices So High?
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Considerations When Trading Futures Contracts or Options
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Why Do Prices of the Things You Need the Most Change Every Day?
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What Is the Real Relationship Between Gold and the US Dollar?
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What Is a Commodity Broker?
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What's the Right Time To Buy a Call Option?
Learn Why and How Commodity Prices Move Up and Down
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The Pricing Differentials Between Brent Crude Oil and WTI
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How to Predict Tomorrow's Gas Prices Today
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Which Are the Most Actively Traded Commodities by Liquidity?
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What Is a Commodities and Futures Commission Merchant (FCM)?
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"Backwardation" and "Contango" Are Terms That Describe Market Structure
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Buying a Put Option
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5 Causes of High Food Prices
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Want to Become a Commodity Broker?
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Tips for Trading Coffee Futures
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Learn About Investing in Lean Hogs Futures and Commodities
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How the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Works
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How to Use Paper Trading to Hone Your Skills at Trading Commodities
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The Price Relationship Between Crude Oil and Natural Gas
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A Guide to Understanding Futures Contracts
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What You Should Know About Futures Margin
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The Basics of Crude Oil Classification
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Investing in Precious Metals Is Integral to Investment Portfolios
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The 8 Best Commodity Trading Books of 2022
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Discover Different Trading Commodity Spreads
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Deciding Whether to Speculate on Commodity Futures
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Learn About Basis Risk: The Spread Between Futures and Physical Prices
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Taking Delivery of Commodities via the Futures Market
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How To Trade Commodities on U.S. Exchanges
Money Growth
Why You Should Rethink Investing in Commodities
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The Types of Commodity Trading Strategies Beginners Need to Know
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The Best Time for Buying Commodities
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Why Commodities Are More Volatile Than Other Assets
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Understanding a Margin Call in Futures Trading
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The Most Important Attributes of Successful Commodities Traders
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Why Are Separate World Sugar and Domestic Sugar Markets?
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Using Commodity Brokers and Commission Rates for Traders
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Why Is Liquidity So Important in Commodities?
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Hedging and How it Works in the Commodity Market
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These Metrics Give Clues on Commodity Price Action
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Starting Your Own Brokerage Firm
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Impact of the Dollar on Commodities Prices
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Understanding Fundamental Analysis of Trading Commodities
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How Hedging Futures Is Used to Control Commodity Prices
What Is a Secular Bull Market or a Secular Bear Market?
Learn the Difference Between Bull and Bear Spreads in Commodities
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Choosing a Firm and Applying for Commodities Trading Accounts
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Learn About Mobile Trading Platforms and Commodities Apps for Traders
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Trading with the Relative Strength Index and Momentum Indicators
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Learn About the Risks, Rewards, and Volatility of Commodities