Commodity


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Commodity

A tangible item that may be bought or sold; something produced for commerce.

Commodities are defined as marketable goods or wares, such as raw or partially processed materials, farm products, or jewelry. Intangibles, such as human labor, services, or advertising, are generally not considered to be commodities.

See: appliance, chattel, item, object, product
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'A commodity exchange shall maintain, at all times, liquid net worth amounts of a type acceptable to the Authority, which shall be adequate in relation to the nature, size and complexity of the business of that commodity exchange to ensure that there are no significant risks that liabilities may not be met as they fall due."
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With an estimated one million farmers, in the next 18 months set to be integrated into the Ghana Commodity Exchange and Warehouse Receipt System, President Akufo-Addo stressed that, Ghanaian farmers will gain access to secured storage for their harvest and good warehousing management practices, substantially reducing their post-harvest loses and improving their take home sales; affordable short-term loans using their commodities as sole collateral, as well as managing borrowers' credit and default risks; and daily real time market and price information directly via text messaging.
Keep in mind that prices on the various international commodity exchanges may differ.
* Addressing commodity price volatility, which continues to be a critical feature of international commodity markets and thus creates challenges for macroeconomic management and exposes developing countries to greater macroeconomic uncertainty.
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Plus, every single commodity benefits from the falling dollar, with metals gaining the most."
Historically, however, taking gold as an example, Fed tightening cycles have more often than not been unable to reverse the depreciating dollar trend or the rising commodity price trend (which is the main catalyst for tighter policy in the first place).