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Commodity (commodities)

Basic raw materials and foodstuffs such as metals, petroleum, coffee, grain etc.Commodities are traded on a commodity exchange both by the companies that use them (e.g. chocolate manufacturers) and by speculators. Futures contracts allow commodity producers and commodity users to bring some predictability and stability to pricing. By buying futures contracts, they can hedge against underlying price changes in the commodity.In the USA the main ones are the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Kansas City Board of Trade and Mid America Commodity Exchange.In the UK, commodities are traded on the London Metal Exchange, the International Petroleum Exchange and The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange which incorporates the London Commodity Exchange.



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Securities and commodities exchanges

Securities and commodities exchanges

Exchanges on which securities, options, and futures contracts are traded by members for their own accounts and for the accounts of customers.


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Commodities regulated by the Commodities Exchange Act of 1936 in order to prevent fraud and manipulation in commodities futures markets.


Regulated commodities

Regulated commodities

The group of registered commodity futures and options contracts traded on organized U.S. futures exchanges.


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Commodities Exchange Center (CEC)

Commodities Exchange Center (CEC)

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