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/kəˈmäditē/,
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commodities, plural;
  1. A raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee

  2. A useful or valuable thing, such as water or time


  1. articles of commerce
  2. A commodity is a good for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a market. Commodities are often substances that come out of the earth and maintain roughly a universal price. A commodity is fungible, that is, equivalent no matter who produces it. ...
  3. In classical political economy and especially Karl Marx's critique of political economy, a commodity is any good or service produced by human labour and offered as a product for general sale on the market. Some other priced goods are also treated as commodities, e.g. ...
  4. (Commodities (magazine)) Futures magazine is a U.S. based monthly magazine about commodity futures contracts, stocks, options, derivatives and forex.
  5. Convenience; usefulness, suitability. [15th-19th c.]; Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold. [from 15th c.]; Something useful or valuable. [from 15th c.]; Self-interest; personal convenience or advantage. [16th-19th c. ...
  6. (Commodities) Any article exchanged in trade, most commonly used to refer to raw materials and agricultural products.
  7. (Commodities) a good or service that is exchanged for monetary gain
  8. (Commodities) Objects and services produced for consumption or exchange by someone other than their producers. ...
  9. (Commodities) The generic term for goods such as grains, foodstuffs, livestock, oils, and metals which are traded on national exchanges. These exchanges deal in both “spot” trading (for current delivery) and “futures” trading (for delivery in future months).
  10. (Commodities) raw materials — such as oil, wheat, soybeans, pork, or gold -you buy. In buying commodities you are hoping that the price will rise, so that you can sell the commodity for a profit.
  11. (Commodities) basic materials and goods needed to produce finished products. Examples of commodities would be wheat, corn, cotton, cattle, steel, gold, natural gas.
  12. (Commodities) Items of expenditure which are consumed or show a material change in their physical condition.  Examples include office supplies, repair parts, and fuel.
  13. (Commodities) Bulk products, such as metals, grains, and foods, that are traded on a commodities exchange.
  14. (Commodities) The objects of choice by consumers in a market economy. Commodities are finite in number. The commodity vector represents amounts of different commodities, usually referred to as a consumption bundle/vector. Let us assume that there are in all L different commodities. ...
  15. (COMMODITIES) advantages, benefits stemming from the possession/use of property
  16. (Commodities (1219)) Securities or assets that can be traded on commodities exchanges or over-the-counter, which reference a physical asset (usually gold, silver, oil, etc.) as underlying item of ownership interest. ...
  17. (Commodities) 1. Goods, including such tangible items as moveable or personal property such as materials, supplies and/or equipment. Does not include information technology goods. 2. Food donated or available for donation, by the United States Department of Agriculture. ...
  18. (Commodities) A variety of agricultural products, such as wheat, soybeans, and pork bellies that are traded in the futures markets. In general, these types of transactions tend to be highly leveraged and entail a high level or risk.
  19. (Commodities) Basic food items, many of which are raw materials from which pro-cessed foods are made. These are the speculative items of the food industry (e.g., wheat, corn).
  20. (Commodities) G/S bought and sold and can be measure may be durable and nondurable ; tangible and intangible.
  21. (Commodities) Generic term for anything bought or sold or any article of commerce that is traded on national exchanges.
  22. (Commodities) Materials in their natural state (Barker 1992). They may be described readily and objectively, and hence purchased without visual inspection, they are produced in large quantities and are available from many sources. ...
  23. (Commodities) Metals, Energy, European Power & Gas are the three main commodities areas in which we offer expertise. Corporations need to protect themselves against fluctuations in the price of such basic products. We advise on the full range of economic exposure facing firms.
  24. (Commodities) Physical goods like gold, oil and crops. There can be a high degree of fluctuation in the prices of these commodities and therefore a higher degree of risk than equities. ...
  25. (Commodities) Raw materials or unprocessed products such as coffee beans, copper ore or cotton. ««