Mondo Visione  May 19  Comment 
GMEX Technologies (GMEX TECH), part of the GMEX Group and Avenir Technology Limited (Avenir), the UK based post-trade software firm, today announced phase 2 of the project to implement the warehouse receipt system, AvenirWRS, is live at the...  May 13  Comment 
The grain complex trims the previous session's gains, as markets chew over US official forecasts, while softs rally as the real strengthens  May 11  Comment 
The grain complex trims the previous session's gains, as markets chew over US official forecasts, while softs rally as the real strengthens
Reuters  Apr 29  Comment 
The rapid speculative rally in commodity markets is already petering out as focus returns to oversupplied markets, but dipping into a few choice assets could yield strong returns later this year.  Apr 7  Comment 
Softs are still under pressure, while the corn and soybean spread continues to narrow back down  Apr 1  Comment 
April begins weakly for most commodities, including sugar, hurt by the onset of Brazil's cane crushing season. But grains - even corn - make headway
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 30  Comment 
Also called softs, the term generally refers to commodities that are grown, rather than mined (hard commodities). For instance, tropical commodities such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, orange juice, lumber....  Mar 24  Comment 
Commodities struggle in selling ahead of a long weekend - and few more than softs, with sugar plunging 5%. But bumper soymeal sales lift soybeans  Mar 17  Comment 
A tumble in the dollar, and rise in the real, help the likes of coffee and sugar post strong gains. Soyoil is notably strong too. But wheat misses out


Soft Commodities (or "Softs") refers to a specific, non-metal, non-energy set of commodities. Different financial services define soft commodities differently, though nearly all agree that the category includes cocoa, coffee, cotton, sugar, and orange juice. Often, the category is defined as tropical agricultural commodities, though the common classification of lumber as a soft commodity runs antithetical to this definition.

In this sense, it is perhaps more useful to think of the category in terms of what it contains and what it is NOT (metal commodities, energy commodities) rather than a single underlying definition.

On Wikinvest, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Orange Juice, and Lumber are all classified as "softs".

Soft Commodities On Wikinvest

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