Commodity market

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Public market

Exchange
Securities

Fixed income
Corporate bond
Government bond
Municipal bond
Bond valuation
High-yield debt

Stock
Preferred stock
Common stock
Registered share
Voting share
Stock exchange

Securitization
Hybrid security
Credit derivative
Futures exchange

Spot market
Forwards
Swaps
Options

Exchange rate
Currency

Money market
Reinsurance market
Commodity market
Real estate market

Participants
Clearing house
Financial regulation

Finance series
Banks and banking
Corporate finance
Personal finance
Public finance

Commodity markets are markets where raw or primary products are exchanged. These raw commodities are traded on regulated commodities exchanges, in which they are bought and sold in standardized contracts.

This article focuses on the history and current debates regarding global commodity markets. It covers physical product (food, metals, electricity) markets but not the ways that services, including those of governments, nor investment, nor debt, can be seen as a commodity. Articles on reinsurance markets, stock markets, bond markets and currency markets cover those concerns separately and in more depth. One focus of this article is the relationship between simple commodity money and the more complex instruments offered in the commodity markets.

See List of traded commodities for some commodities and their trading units and places.

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