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Agrimoney.com  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Speculators lift bearish betting on cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar to an all-time high, while cutting short positions in wheat - at a loss
Agrimoney.com  Jun 14  Comment 
... says soft commodities analyst Judith Ganes-Chase, saying that market fundamentals are actually less bearish than a few months ago
Agrimoney.com  Jun 12  Comment 
... provoking ideas, notably among sugar investors, of an easing in pressure on prices. Bullish betting on livestock hits a three-year high
Agrimoney.com  May 8  Comment 
That is, the contracts in which hedge funds turned bearish in latest data fared well, while those which had been favoured closed lower. Cocoa soars
Agrimoney.com  Feb 22  Comment 
The bank sees upward potential for cocoa, coffee and sugar futures. But the extent of supplies means corn and soybeans look overvalued
Agrimoney.com  Jan 14  Comment 
US winter wheat faces the threat of ice storm damage too. Among softs, cocoa and coffee recoveries run out of steam ahead of the long weekend
Agrimoney.com  Jan 11  Comment 
Veteran analyst Judith Ganes Chase says "the days of demand-driven markets are gone". Still, cocoa does boast "attractive" grinding margins




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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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