Commodities & Commodity Derivatives

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Investing in commodities has become a more complex procedure in recent years as the number of products that are open to commodities investment has increased.

On a basic level, commodities investment means investing in something that can be standardised, such as oil; regardless of which company extracts the oil from the ground and delivers it to where it’s needed, the end product is pretty much the same. In order to be viable as part of the commodities market, it must meet an agreed basic level of quality, but beyond that the definition can be increasingly flexible at the potential to standardise products increases. MORE…

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Oil prices have come close to their highest levels in nearly a month following statistics that show there has been an unexpected rise in US inventories. According to new government data, US crude stockpiles rose by 1.6 million barrels at the start of April as refineries produced significantly more oil.

Industrial profits from firms in China surged almost 32 per cent in the first two months of 2017, marking the fastest pace in almost six years, as commodities including coal and iron ore grew higher. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, total industrial profits over the first

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