Crude oil is the world’s most heavily traded commodity by investors, funds and oil producers and refiners
Silver is recognised as an efficient weapon against fluctuating share prices and, like gold, a safe haven investment
As an excellent conductor of electricity and electrical equipment, electronics, contruction and transport account for most of copper's overall usage
Platinum is a pale-coloured precious metal typically traded together with gold, silver and palladium
The aromatic coffee bean is bought and sold by roasters, investors and speculators on commodities exchanges across the globe
Wheat is the one of the most widely grown grains and the staple food of many countries.
Ivory Coast, Ghana and Indonesia produce two thirds of the world's cocoa and of the three countries, Ivory Coast is by far the most significant producer
About two thirds of the world's sugar production is grown from sugar cane, a plant which loves the warm weather and is grown abundantly in Brazil, India, China and the Southern US
For hundreds of years, investing in gold has been the preferred market choice in times of uncertainty, a substitute way of keeping money
A commodities futures contract is traded on major derivatives exchanges, and enables the buyer to theoretically take delivery of that commodity from one of the exchange’s warehouses.
Natural gas is odourless and consists mostly of methane, the same gas that cows produce after a copious meal of grass. It is also a favourite energy market for online traders interested in commodities