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Commodities Investing: Agriculture

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How to Invest in Cattle Commodities

Two commodities futures contracts exist for the cattle trader and investor: the live cattle and the feeder cattle contracts, which both trade on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange [more…]

How to Trade in Lean Hogs on the Commodities Market

The lean hog commodity futures contract (which is a contract for the hog’s carcass) trades on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and is used primarily by producers of lean hogs — both domestic and international [more…]

How to Trade Frozen Pork Bellies on the Commodities Exchange

Essentially, the term pork bellies is the commodity traders’ way of saying bacon. Physically, pork bellies come from the underside of a hog and weigh approximately 12 Pounds. These pork bellies are generally [more…]

How to Invest in Corn Commodities

Corn, like other commodities such as crude oil and coffee, comes in different qualities. The most important types of corn you should be familiar with are [more…]

How to Invest in Wheat Commodities

Unlike other commodities that are dominated by single producers — Saudi Arabia and oil, the Ivory Coast and cocoa, Russia and palladium — no one country dominates wheat production. As a matter of fact, [more…]

How to Trade Soybean Commodity Futures

Soybeans are used for everything from poultry feedstock to the creation of vegetable oil. There are different soybean extracts you can trade on the commodities markets: soybeans themselves, soybean oil [more…]

Give Your Commodities Portfolio a Buzz by Investing in Coffee

As with a number of other commodities, coffee production is dominated by a handful of countries. Brazil has historically been the top producer of coffee in the world and has held this position for several [more…]

Coffee Commodity Futures Could Be Your Cup of Tea

The coffee commodity futures markets determine the future price of coffee and, more importantly, protect producers and purchasers of coffee from wild price swings. In addition to hedging opportunities, [more…]

Coffee Commodity Exposure without Futures

If you want to stay grounded while still getting exposure to coffee commodities in your portfolio, try investing in companies that specialize in running gourmet coffee shops. [more…]

Warm Up to Cocoa Futures on the Commodities Exchange

Like coffee, the cocoa commodities market is subject to seasonal and cyclical factors that have a large impact on price movements. Check out the price of the ICE cocoa futures contract in recent years. [more…]

Invest in Sugar Commodities: Such a Sweet Move!

Latin American countries dominate the sugar trade; Brazil is the largest sugar producer in the world. In 2009, the top ten sugar producers accounted for 74 percent of global production. [more…]

Orange Juice Commodities: Refreshingly Good for Your Bottom Line

Orange juice is one of the only actively traded contracts in the futures markets that’s based on a tropical fruit: oranges. Oranges are widely grown in the Western Hemisphere, particularly in Florida and [more…]

Exchange Traded Funds that Provide Exposure to Agricultural Commodities

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) let the weekend investor access investment products that were once the purview of expert industry insiders and professional commodity traders. ETFs can provide easy access [more…]

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