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Commodities

What are commodities…

                Commodities, is a thing of value that is equal in quality regardless who manufactures it; such as light crude, corn and gold.  The price of a commodity is global, is bought/sold via exchanges and fluctuates with supply and demand.

List of commodities

Precious metals

     

Commodity

Unit

Currency

Bourse

Gold

troy ounce

USD ($)

CBOT

Platinum

troy ounce

USD ($)

NYMEX

Palladium

troy ounce

USD ($)

NYMEX

Silver

troy ounce

USD ($)

CBOT

       

Industrial metals

     

Commodity

Unit

Currency

Bourse

Copper

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange, New York

Lead

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Zinc

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Tin

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Aluminum

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange, New York

Aluminum alloy

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Nickel

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Aluminum alloy

Metric Ton

USD ($)

London Metal Exchange

Recycled steel

Metric Ton

USD ($)

Rotterdam

       

Energy

     

Commodity

Contract Size

Currency

Main Exchanges

WTI Crude Oil

42,000 U.S. gal

USD ($)

 NYMEX, ICE

Brent Crude

42,000 U.S. gal

USD ($)

 ICE

Ethanol

29,000 U.S. gal

USD ($)

 CBOT

Natural Gas

10,000 mmBTU

USD ($)

 NYMEX

Heating Oil

(42,000 U.S. gal)

USD ($)

 NYMEX

Gulf Coast Gasoline

(42,000 U.S. gal)

USD ($)

 NYMEX

RBOB Gasoline

(42,000 U.S. gal)

USD ($)

 NYMEX

Propane

(42,000 U.S. gal)

USD ($)

 NYMEX

Uranium

250 lbs

USD ($)

 NYMEX

       
Livestock & Meat      

Commodity

Contract Size

Currency

Bourse

Lean Hogs

40,000 lb

USD ($)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Frozen Pork Bellies

40,000 lb

USD ($)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Live Cattle

40,000 lb

USD ($)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Feeder Cattle

50,000 lb

USD ($)

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

       
Agricultural (Grains, and Food and Fiber)  

Commodity

Contract Size

Currency

Bourse

Corn  

5000 bu

USD ($)

CBOT

Corn 

50 tons

USD ($)

EURONEXT

Oats

5000 bu

USD ($)

CBOT

Rough Rice

2000 cwt

USD ($)

CBOT

Soybeans

 5000 bu

USD ($)

CBOT

Rapeseed

50 tons

USD ($)

EURONEXT

Soybean Meal

100 short tons

USD ($)

CBOT

Soybean Oil

60,000 lb

USD ($)

CBOT

Wheat

5000 bu

USD ($)

CBOT

Cocoa 

10 tons

USD ($)

NYBOT

Coffee 

37,500 lb

USD ($)

NYBOT

Cotton

2 50,000 lb

USD ($)

NYBOT

Sugar

112,000 lb

USD ($)

NYBOT

 

Examples of commodity order

 

Strategies for Trading Commodities