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What are Commodities?
 
 A commodity is a tangible, physical and marketable item, which is in demand.
 
There are two types of Commodities:
 
1. Soft commodities, which are mainly grown
 
Examples include:
 
  • Wheat
  • Soy Beans
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar 
  • Rice
 
Soft commodities have a lower value than hard commodities as they can spoil.  Therefore storage time is limited.
 
2. Hard commodities, which are mainly extracted or mined.
 
Examples include:
 
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Crude oil
  • Copper
  • Iron ore
 
 
There is also a sub category for energy commodities, which include:
 
  • Electrify
  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Petroleum
 
This category is separate due to electricity can be used as its produced and is inefficient to store.
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