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commodities

noun articles, articles of commerce, arricles of merchandise, articles of trade, assets, chattels, goods, holdings, items, merchandise, movables, possessions, produce, produced materials, products, properties, raw materials, res, specialties, staples, stock, stock in trade, vendibles, wares
Associated concepts: agricultural commodity, commodity rate, horticultural commodity, public utility commodity, stocks and bonds
See also: cargo, goods, merchandise
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Indeed, few rich commodities were to be obtained without paying a heavy sum in this particular stock, and a man's business was seldom very lucrative unless he knew precisely when and how to throw his hoard of conscience into the market.
Throw every year hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of shoes and wheat and clothing and all the commodities of commerce into the sea.
His father, John Shakspere, who was a general dealer in agricultural products and other commodities, was one of the chief citizens of the village, and during his son's childhood was chosen an alderman and shortly after mayor, as we should call it.
They plied a brisk trade in a vast variety of commodities.
When your Socialism comes it may be different, and we may think in terms of commodities instead of cash.
Swishtail's academy upon what are called "mutual principles"--that is to say, the expenses of his board and schooling were defrayed by his father in goods, not money; and he stood there--most at the bottom of the school--in his scraggy corduroys and jacket, through the seams of which his great big bones were bursting--as the representative of so many pounds of tea, candles, sugar, mottled-soap, plums (of which a very mild proportion was supplied for the puddings of the establishment), and other commodities.
Indeed, I am accustomed, with reference to great professions and severe faces, to judge of the goods of the other world pretty much as I judge of the goods of this; and whenever I see a dealer in such commodities with too great a display of them in his window, I doubt the quality of the article within.
Not, however, towards the 'shops' where cunning artificers work in pearls and diamonds and gold and silver, making their hands so rich, that the enriched water in which they wash them is bought for the refiners;--not towards these does Mr Wegg stump, but towards the poorer shops of small retail traders in commodities to eat and drink and keep folks warm, and of Italian frame-makers, and of barbers, and of brokers, and of dealers in dogs and singing-birds.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
The Fund expects to gain these exposures primarily through derivatives contracts, securities or other instruments that provide a return tied to a commodities index, a basket of commodities, individual commodities or a combination thereof.
These and hundreds of other types of commodities are traded daily around the world.
As evidenced by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre's recent enthusiasm - in March they launched an Islamic commodity trade platform and an Islamic commodity fund, Gold T F, to invest in gold - commodity funds are pretty useful tools for Islamic investors, with no shortage of real assets and the added bonus of guaranteed demand: everyone needs to eat.