Frequently Asked Questions for Commodities Traders
Q. What are actuals?
Q. What is a cash price of a commodity?
Q. What does commodity mean?
Q. How is commodity trading regulated?
Q. What is basis?
Q. How do cash markets work?
Q. What is an open commodities exchange?
Q. What is a breakeven selling price?
Q. How do futures work? What is a futures price?
Q. What items are considered a commodity?
Agricultural commodities include soft assets like sugar and cocoa, live animals like cattle and lean hogs, and grain commodities, such as corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, oats, and soybean oil.
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