commodity commodity  /kə ˈmɑ də ti/


  • (n) articles of commerce



  1. Jeff Frankel has been arguing for some time, most recently in a new blog post, that low real interest rates are driving up commodity prices.
  2. Fund shareholders who were relatively new to commodity investing have learned at first hand how wildly prices can gyrate.
  3. The financial panic and economic slowdown have put at least a temporary end to the commodity bull market of the last seven years.


  1. How Commodity Demand Evolves When Emerging Markets Mature

    Emerging markets build more and developed markets eat more. That seems to be a universal truth in this world. ...Urbanization usually comes with economic development and commodity intensity evolves with economic development.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Commodity Hedge Funds Said by FAO Finding Profits Harder to Make

    Commodity hedge funds are finding it harder to make a profit partly because fees and other charges “soured customers,” the Food & Agriculture Organization said.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. More Commodity ETFs: Credit Suisse Releases New ETNs

    Investors now have new commodity ETNs from Credit Suisse, giving broad exposure to the space.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "At a time of high food prices and record farm income, this bill lacks program reform and fiscal discipline," Bush said. "When commodity prices are at record highs, it is irresponsible to increase government subsidy rates."
    on May 21, 2008 By: President Bush Source: MarketWatch

  2. "I think the consumer is just starting to see, not only with us, rising commodity costs and rising general merchandise costs in a much bigger way then they've seen other than with gasoline itself," said Richard Galanti, Costco's chief financial...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Richard Galanti Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Growth in China has been very strong, which is having a significant impact on other economies in the region and on commodity markets," Stevens said.
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Glenn Stevens Source: AFP

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