Soft commodities are generally agricultural products that are grown or bred for human consumption, as opposed to those that are mined. Soft commodities are traded on futures markets where people speculate on price fluctuations as supply and demand changes. Examples of soft commodities include coffee, corn, cotton, orange juice, soy bean oil, and wheat.
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How to trade commodities
Discover everything you need to know about commodity markets, such as gold, oil and natural gas, including both hard and soft commodities.
Commodities market hours
Most commodity trading takes place on futures exchanges. Unlike stock exchanges, though, futures can be bought and sold almost 24-hours a day.
Commodity spot prices vs futures
Learn how to trade a range of commodity markets by spread betting or CFD trading, and choose from spot markets or futures contracts.