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The world´s largest commodity futures exchange is the New York-based Merchantile Exchange (NYMEX). Metals, energy products, agricultural commodities are traded on this exchange. Founded in 1848, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) is the world´s oldest futures exchange and is part of the CME Group. More than 50 different forward transactions are handled by over 3,600 CBOT members via floor and electronic trading.

Futures and options on different goods are mainly traded on the CME, the Chicago Merchantile Exchange. Industrial metals such as aluminium, copper, lead, nickel, tin and zinc are traded on the London Metal Exchange (LME). Copper and aluminium are also traded on the NYMEX in New York, the LME enjoys an almost monopolistic status on all other metals.

The ICE Futures in London (formerly known as the International Petroleum Exchange, IPE) is a trading platform for the crusial European commodity that is Brent Crude (North Sea Oil). It is the largest and leading futures exchange for options as well as for futures on crude oil, natural gas and electricity in Europe. According to the oil industry association, 90% of the market participants trade oil derivates exclusively for speculative purposes. They try to make profit through the price changes, but are not interested in owning the oil in physical form.


The gold content in the continental crust is about 4 grams per 1000 tons of rock. The proportion varies by region. In the gold mines which are in operation, the gold content is often several grams per ton. Gold is predominantly solid on earth, that is, in elemental, metallic form. Primary it is found in gold ore as gold-bearing rock.

Nearly half of the gold produced comes from the Republic of China, Australia, the United States of America, Russia and Canada. The world's deepest gold mines are in South Africa. There, gold is mined almost 4000 meters below the surface of the earth. At the beginning of 2011, the mining company AngloGold Ashanti was already planning shafts up to 5000 meters deep. In total, about 2,700 localities are documented worldwide.

As long as the early earth did not have a solid crust, all gold has draged down into the earth's core due to its high density. All we find is gold which has come to earth after crusting or has returned to its surface through volcanic activity.


According to reports, B.C. produced and used in Egypt and by Indians. Symbol Pt, atomic number 78 in the periodic table. Hans Merensky, a German geologist, discovered huge platinum occurrences near Johannesburg in South Africa in 1924. Above: Rustenburg Platinum Mine in South Africa. Skip truck transports platinum ore. Mining security inspectors in the foreground.

A platinum crown, in which the famous 108.93 carat diamond Koh-I-Noor (Mountain of Light) is set, adorns the crown jewels of the British royal family. Platinum has a higher weight than gold and is mainly mined in South Africa, Russia, Canada, USA, Colombia and Zimbabwe.



Has the atomic number 29 in the periodic table and Cu is the abbreviation of this chemical element. With a 36% share in world copper production, Chile is the world's largest copper ore producer, followed by the USA, Indonesia, Russia and other countries. It is a relatively soft metal that is easy to shape. It is also ideal as a conductor of heat and electricity.

One of the largest trading places for copper is the London Metal 
Exchange (LME). The price is per tonne of a specified copper quality. The metal is being traded in US-Dollar.

Palladium is used for industrial manufacturing, electronics and medicine. It´s an electrode material in fuel cells of  hydrogen-powered cars. White gold is a gold-palladium alloy with a gold content of 60-80%.

Palladium is traded at the New York Merchantile Exchange (COMEX) and on the London Buillon Market.


Silver has the highest electrical an thermal conductivity. It´s about 20 times more common than gold. Peru was considered to be the largest silver producer at the beginning of the 21st century. Since this precious metal is increasingly being rececled, known natural occurences are conserved.

It is traded at the London Buillon Market, listed on our platform with the abbreviation "XAG".

wti crude oil (western texas intermediate)


Brent crude oil (North sea)

natural gas

cocoa & sugar

In the 17th century Ecuador and Venezuela were the main producers, later Brazil and the Dutch colony areas in the Caribbean were added. In the 19th century, the island group Sao Tomé and Principe in Portugal was the largest cultivation area in the world. And although slavery and child labor were banned in all relevant institutional countries, there were reports from individual firms that continued to exploi people under miserable circumstances. This caused great attention in the entire chocolate industry, whereupon the well-known English chocolate producer CADBURY and other large producers boycotted exploiting companies and do the same today when such abuses become known.

Cocoa has been around since about 1000 BC. and was also used by the Aztecs as a means of payment. The raw cocoa bean is enjoyed as a superfood, as it is rich in chromium, magnesium and iron, reduces the bone metabolism and has a stimulating effect, similar to the caffeine in the coffee bean. The stock exchange, where the cocoa is traded, is merely the trading platform that enables a product to be distributed world-wide. This makes the cocoa accessible to every dealer. Whether the price goes up or down, does not play any role for the stock exchange. If, as a consumer, you want to contribute in avoiding slave and child labor in general, it is wrong to blame the stockexchange with all its manufacturers and traders.

Cocoa, large quantities of sugar and cotton are traded on NYBOT, the New York Board of Trade (ICE Futures U.S.)
Refined sugar does not belong to the basic nutrition and can lead to health problems such as caries and obesity in case of excessive consumption. This is why you may enjoy the special occasion, but should cover your daily sugar needs from natural foods such as fruits. Chocolate is also available in stores without added sugar.

The largest coffee producer in the world is Brazil. More than 287.000 farmers make a living growing coffee. 85% of the farms are so-called "small holders", which have an area of 20 hectares or less. The total acreage is 2.3 Mio. hectares. Followed by Vietnam, Indonesia and Colombia.

The Arabica coffee is being traded exclusively on the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT).
The future is traded in US cents per pound (lb) and covers 37,500 lbs. This corresponds to about 260 bags a 60 kg (1 lb = 0.453592 kg). Robusta coffee is traded on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE), comprises 5 tonnes (= 80 sacks). A sack of coffee weighs 60 kg. The listing is in US-Dollars per ton.

Coffee connoisseurs swear on quality coffee from Costa Rica, which primarily are Arabica beans. Over 300 Arabica varieties come from there. In 2016 the country exported 75,495 tons. The most substantial customers are the USA, Germany, France, Japan and Italy.


In additition to corn and rice wheat is one of the most important types of grain in the world. Unlike corn or rice, wheat can be baked. Loaves of bread, rolls and other goodies are made of it. Germany´s bread culture is unique, diverse and tasty, closely linked to wheat and rye.

Grain is one of the most important commodities in the world. From 2010 to 2015 the transport of grain in seaborne trade increased by about 30% to 441 million tons.

The Port of Hamburg in Germany is the central hub of cereal trading in Northern Europe.


The entrepreneurs use the Hamburg cereal stock exchange for the grain trade. On this single commodity exchange under the roof of the Hamburg stock exchange business with cereals, oilseeds, fodder, legumes, seeds or related articles are initiated and mediated. Business services are also included.

the hamburg cereal stock exchange

The Hamburg cereal exchange is run by the cereal trading company of the Hamburg Stock Exchange e.V., which at the same time represents the interests of wholesalers and foreign traders in the sector.

Earlier, the cereal traders met every day, with cereal samples taken to the parquet. Today, three meetings of supraregional markets take place in January, April and August. Daily trading is handled by telephone, fax or e-mail.

There are a total of 27 form contracts for the trade in cereals, animal feed and legumes. These contracts are valid worldwide. An arbitration tribunal of the Hamburg cereal stock exchange is one of the most active German arbitration tribunals in commercial traffic. Each year, up to 80 cases are carried out, often with foreign participants.

This private court of arbitration is characterized above all by speed. The referees have a technical expertise. The arbitral awards are binding on the basis of international agreements and can be enforced across borders.

A new grain silo and loading system with a total capacity of 160,000 tons has been available in the Rostock seaport since 2018.


Maize is not only used for popcorn or other foods as well as animal feed. There is also a steady increase in the need to produce ethanol.


In the United States, approximately half of the corn crop is intended for ethanol production.

The 2005 Energy Independence and Security Act pretends an increase each year for the bioethanol fraction in internal combustion engine fuels, reaching at least 36 billion gallons by 2022.


The soybean is generally characterized by its high protein and nutrient content. It contains all essential amino acids, the body can not produce. With the soy product tofu you consume a lot of simple and polyunsaturated fatty acids and avoid  cholersterol. Eating tofu also reduces the risk of cancer. It´s proven that soy products are heart-friendly foods.

The majority of soybeans produced are utilized to extract oil, which is used in cooking. Soybean meal, which is left over after the oil is extracted, is used as agricultural feed for cattle. The CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), e-CBOT), National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX), Mercado a Termino de Buenos Aires (MATba), Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE), the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F), Kansai Commodities Exchange (KANEX), and the Tokyo Grain Exchange are among the exchanges that deal in soybean trading (TGE).

Soybeans, soyabean oil, and soyabean meal are the three forms of soybean products accessible for trading on the commodities market. Because of their many applications, the values for each of these assets might fluctuate substantially.

The following are some of the major factors that influence soybean supply and demand:

Production in the United States
The US dollar's strength
Demand from emerging markets
Alternative lubricants
Subsidies for ethanol.

In other words, if more people want to purchase soybeans than sell them, the price will rise since there is a greater demand for them (the 'demand' exceeds the'supply'). If supply exceeds demand, on the other side, the price will fall.

A futures contract is the most frequent way for traders to enter the soybean market. 
Because weather conditions or diseases can have a year-to-year impact on crop yields, soybeans are a very volatile market that traders must keep an eye on factors that could affect the supply of soybeans.


The largest exporter is China. Russia and Ukraine supply the world with 25% of wheat and 16% of grain.

With supplies from Thailand and India, rice stocks reached a record 190.5 million tonnes in 2021/22.

Most important trading place is the CBOT, Chicago Board of Trade.


The name "cotton" is derived from the tufts of long fibers in the fruits of the cotton plant, which allow the seeds to spread over longer distances. However, despite the name, the cotton plant is a shrub up to 6 meters high.

Cotton is traded on the New York Board Trade (New York Cotton Exchange), Central Japan Commodity Exchange, Osaka Merchantile Exchange and Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futuros. But the most important exchange is the NYBOT.


Above: Organic and fair trade cotton cultivation. Manual harvest on a farm in East-Africa