Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is estimated that around 80% of the world’s population drink some form of coffee at least once a day.
The largest producer of coffee is Brazil (a country that is high up on the list of suppliers of leading commodities) but it is cultivated in more than 70 countries worldwide. Its prime cultivation locations include Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
Most trade on Future Contracts of coffee is done in US Dollars and on our platform coffee is traded on the nearest future contract out of the possible tradable contracts (which are March, May, July, September and December).
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Gold is a precious metal that has a high value in coinage, jewelry and artistic industries from before records began as can be seen in the earliest historical records of humanity.
In the past it was used for monetary needs, with the last such usage was in the U.S. in the 1930’s when the last gold coin and gold certificates were issued.
Gold is highly sought after tradable commodity that often shows high increases in value in times of financial crisis in stock exchanges or currency exchanges as it is believed to be a commodity that can serve as a hedge against inflation and currency fluctuations.
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Platinum is a chemical element and a precious metal. It is one of the rarest precious metals in the world. It is the least reactive metal (reactive to other elements), making it a popular, yet very expensive, choice for the jewelry industry and is considered a symbol of prestige.
In addition to being used for making precious jewels it is also used for electrical contacts and electrodes, laboratory equipment, catalytic converters, and dentistry equipment. It is located on the Earth’s crust mainly in South African, making it the world’s largest producer of Platinum, providing 80% of the world’s demand for the metal. It is in popular demand with both investors and traders.
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Silver is classified as a precious metal and for centuries has been in use for making currency coins, jewelry, utensils, furniture and ornaments. In the modern age it is also a metal that is used in various industries as a catalyst of chemical reactions, in electrical conductors and photographic film. It also has a use in the fields of dentistry, optics, food coloring, medicine, clothing and investment.
In earlier times silver had a much higher value than in modern times due to a discovery of big silver deposits but it is still a popular instrument for investment and trading. Similar to its more expensive counterpart Gold, silver is considered to be a good form of hedging against inflation and shifts in currency values.
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Sugar is the general name for several types of sweeteners that derive from plants, the most common of which are sugarcane and sugar beet. Sugarcane has been cultivated since ancient times in areas of tropical climates in the Far East. During the 18th century plantations were expanded to the West Indies and North & South America.
Worldwide production of sugar is over 170 million tonnes and the average person consumes around 24 kilograms annually, this figure rises to 33.1 kg in industrialized countries. Both sugar from Sugar Beet and Sugarcane require refining in order to turned into the sugar we recognize in our food.
Sugar Future Contracts are usually traded in US Dollars and the price listed is the price for 112,000 unites. On our platform the nearest future is traded out of the possible tradable contracts (which are March, May, July and October).
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Wheat is a commodity that is in wide use in many food products. It is a cereal grain that has originated from the Near East and North Africa, mainly from the Ethiopian Highlands, and today is cultivated worldwide, making it the third most-produced cereal grain.
Wheat requires a larger land area for cultivation than any other commercially grown foods. It is traded internationally more than all other types of crops combined, making it a highly sought after tradable commodity.
It is a leading source of vegetable proteins as it has higher levels of it than rice or corn which are easier to grow. In terms of total production of food, it is second only to maize (corn) as corn is used in animal feed so larger quantities of it are required.
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Brent is a benchmark crude oil, which is characterized by low sulfur content and is extracted from the North Sea. In fact, Brent is a mixture of several oil grades from this region. Oil deposits are located between the coasts of Norway and Scotland. Brent crude oil is one of the most popular commodities traded in the international markets. Due to the high liquidity and reliability of supplies, this mixture remains the leading global benchmark and is in demand among consumers and processors.
Rice is a cereal agricultural crop cultivated in the tropics, subtropics and warm regions of the temperate zone. It is the most widely consumed food product for a large part of the world's population and is considered to be the most popular cereal crop, although it is inferior to wheat in terms of the amount of grain produced. Rice is the source of carbohydrates and contains the minimum amount of protein substances.
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West Texas Intermediate (WTI) is a grade of crude oil that consists of several grades, which is produced in the state of Texas (USA). It is characterized by an API gravity of around 39,6 and specific gravity of about 0.827, and contains about 0,24% sulfur.
The oil is used for the production of gasoline and is one of the most traded oil grades in the international markets, despite the fact that the production of WTI grade is less than 1% of the world's oil production.
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