Futures and commodities

Charts and futures price quotes for popular markets

Futures price quotes (as of yesterdays close)
Futures Date Open High Low Close
Gold 2016-09-29 1325 1329.4 1318.6 1326
Silver 2016-09-29 19.255 19.46 19.05 19.188
Crude Oil 2016-09-29 47.2 48.32 46.6 47.83
Brent Oil 2016-09-29 48.87 49.81 47.99 49.24
Natural Gas 2016-09-29 3.01 3.032 2.956 2.959
Heating Oil 2016-09-29 1.4968 1.5356 1.48 1.5191
Gasoline 2016-09-29 1.4389 1.455 1.4152 1.4421

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Commodities and Futures

A commodity is a normal physical product used by everyday people during the course of their lives, or metals that are used in production or as a traditional store of wealth and a hedge against inflation. For example, these commodities include grains such as wheat, rice, metals such as copper, gold and silver, energy such as oil prices and gas.

The best way to trade the commodity markets is by buying and selling futures contracts on local and international exchanges, for example buying a contract of Brent oil with the view that oil prices will go up because of worldwide demand and shortage of output. Trading futures can be accessed by using the services of any full or on-line futures brokerage service. Traditionally, there is an expectation when trading commodity futures of achieving higher returns compared to shares or real estate, so successful investors can expect much higher returns compared to more conventional investment products.