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A commodity is any good which has a demand and which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a market. It is fungible, i.e. it's the same no matter who produces it. Generally, these are basic resources and agricultural products. It can be agro-commodities such as sugar; metals such as copper; precious metals like gold or energy commodities, which includes power, gas, coal and oil. These are traded in spot and futures markets.

STAFF REPORTER
Market regulator Sebi on Wednesday introduced options contracts in commodity trading. Allowing the commodity exchanges to start options contracts in commodity derivatives, Sebi READ...
CHIRAG MEHTA, QUANTUM MUTUAL FUND
Gold prices got hit as Fed talks up interest rate hike expectations. Hawkish Federal Reserve rhetoric and strength in the US dollar and stock market are pressuring US dollar gold p READ...
VIVEK GUPTA, CAPITALVIA GLOBAL RESEARCH
Last week, MCX Gold February futures started the week with mixed note and made the high of Rs 25,477 as consumer prices in China changed to a bit higher than expected, increasing t READ...
CHIRAG MEHTA, QUANTUM MUTUAL FUND
The anticipation of an interest rate hike in the US continues to gain momentum, as Fed chair Janet Yellen called a rate increase at the December meeting a “live Possibility”. READ...
STAFF REPORTER
Global gold demand hit its highest in more than two years in the third quarter as July's price drop boosted buying of jewellery, coins and bars, the World Gold Council said on Thur READ...
CHIRAG MEHTA, QUANTUM MUTUAL FUND
The prime minister on Thursday unveiled the much-awaited set of gold savings schemes each serving a unique purpose primarily aimed at bringing out the gold holdings held by househo READ...
SUNIL KUMAR SINHA, INDIA RATINGS
The sovereign gold bond scheme is an attractive product and may address the pure investment demand for gold. Gold sovereign bonds may triumph over other comparable products in the READ...
STAFF REPORTER
After a long slump, there was a surge in demand for gold in September quarter, with imports of the precious metal also rising 23 per cent, the quarterly report by consultancy GFMS READ...