Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Commodity.

In commerce, a commodity is a basic good that can be interchanged with other goods of the same type.  The normal examples of commodities are gold, oil, beef, grains, and natural gas.  Commodities are important to investors and traders as an avenue for diversifying a portfolio beyond securities.  Further, commodities tend to move in opposition to stocks.  This makes them what many turn to or rely on in periods of market volatility.  When traded, they’re typically sorted into four categories: metal, livestock/meat, energy, and agricultural.