Trade the world’s goods
Older than the financial markets itself, commodities have been exchanged since the 1530’s. JM Trade offers traders access to a wealth of commodity instruments such as oil, gas, metals and more.
One of the most popular commodity markets amongst traders is the energy markets (oil, gas) along with the metal markets (silver and gold). Other traders choose to trade agricultural commodities such as corn, wheat or soybean.
Being a relatively easy market to understand, commodity trading has become quite popular amongst traders as it is largely driven by the demand and supply. Commodities such as metals are often described as safe havens and traders use them to diversify their portfolios.
Trading on commodities allows traders to access energy, metals and agricultural commodities. Commodities are important as they are essential to the production of other goods and as such they are important to economies.
Speculate and open positions that will enable you to potentially profit both in falling as well as in rising markets.
Protect your trading portfolio and manage risk by hedging against inflation, economic as well as political instability.
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Commodity trading has been used for centuries across the world as a way of trading goods. Japanese rice merchants used to sell rice by selling rice tickets, whilst Iraqis used to exchange goats for clay tokens. An exchange dating back to 4500BC, commodity trading involves transactions we all carry out on a daily basis.
Commodities are grown, extracted or produced and there are certain categories that define the commodity markets, the main of which are:
Agricultural: Sugar, coffee beans, cotton etc
Energy: Natural Gas and Crude Oil
Metals: Silver, gold, platinum and copper