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Stock Market Commodities Trading Basics

So what are the stock market commodities trading basics?

Commodities are items such as crops, livestock, minerals, and oil. Basically any unprocessed or partially processed good. Investing in commodities is very risky. Many things can influence the prices of commodities both good and bad.

As an example, a hurricane could potentially wipe out a crop raising the cost of that crop. This means that commodities are considered to be speculative stocks in nature, because of the guess work involved in how much an event may or may not influence the price of a stock.

Many investors, including Warren Buffett, will stay away from stocks that rely almost completely on any one particular commodity.

Additional Commodities Resources

- Futures Markets

- Commodities Equities Markets

- Energy Commodities

- Metal Commodities

- Agricultural Commodities

- Commodity Investing PROS

- Long Term Commodity Investing

- Commodity Investing Risks

- Major Commodity Indexes

- Commodity Mutual Funds

- Commodity ETFs

- Goldman Sachs Commodity Index

- Reuters Jefferies Commodity Index

- Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index

- Rogers International Index

- Deutsche Bank Liquid Index

- Commodity Exchanges


- National Futures Association

- Oil Commodities

- Oil ETFs

- Natural Gas Commodities

- Coal Commodities

- Nuclear Energy

- Investing in Electricity

- Investing in Energy Companies

- Investing in Precious Metals

- Investing in Base Metals

- Investing in Agriculture