A historical perspective of Futures Trading

Commodity trading is the actual trade of a commodity.  However, many people get this confused with Futures Trading.  This articles explains what Futures Trading actually is and how it developed. Read more…

Commodity Trading – Cobalt goes radioactive

This article on commodity trading concentrates on the very onerous challenges faced when the commodity being shipped is registered as Hazardous Goods.  The commodity used as an example in this Read more…

Commodity Trading – Niobium and Tantalum

Trading commodities can carry great risks, especially when ensuring that no part of the trade supply chain is involved in any illegal or unlawful activity.  Guaranteeing this can be more Read more…

Commodity Trading Cocoa – Food of the Gods

Chocolate is big business.  In 2012 the global candy and chocolate industry had estimated total sales of US$ 118 billion.  Between 2007 and 2012 the annual growth in this industry Read more…

Commodity Trading – Wheat

The commodities traded on commodity and futures markets are almost invariably the ‘raw’ products: items that have been grown, mined, or pumped from the earth.  Commodities vary from being very Read more…

Commodity Trading Palladium – a rare useful metal

In its simplest form, successful commodity trading requires extensive knowledge and understanding of the supply and demand cycles of the commodity in question.  As mentioned in a previous article, it Read more…

Commodity Trading – A few thoughts about Pepper

I have recently been inundated with e-mails offering various commodities for sale – sugar, soybeans, gold!! and I have to admit that it is rather seductive.  I mean, anyone can Read more…