| || InvestHub.com's |
Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A commodity is food, metal, or another fixed physical substance that investors buy or sell, usually via futures contracts.
Any bulk good traded on an exchange or in the cash market.
A fungible, generic item such as copper, oil, cocoa and so forth that can be bought and sold pretty much on quantity alone. Trading in commodities is a highly risky endeavor best left to professionals.