Benzinga  11 hrs ago  Comment 
March Cocoa closed the day 45 points higher at $2960. Chatter started about the potential of reduced output from El-Nina weather patterns down the road. March Coffee Futures were up 2.25 points at $174.10. March Cotton Futures were up 15 points...
Benzinga  Dec 17  Comment 
March Coffee Futures were down $5.00 near $172.80, its lowest levels since July, on active producer selling and Brazilian production estimates. March Cotton Futures were down a bit at $59.69 in quiet trading. China production is down 2.2 percent...
Benzinga  Dec 16  Comment 
March Cocoa ended the day $33 higher at $2906. March Coffee closed $1.45 lower at $177.20 in a volatile back and forth trading session. March Cotton closed down $0.85 at $59.85 in a session that was influenced by wild swings in financial...
Benzinga  Dec 15  Comment 
March Coffee was trading slightly higher at $174.50. March Cocoa was $20 higher at $2877 on the back of worries over West African production. March Cotton was up $0.20 at $60.74. March Sugar was trading slightly lower at $14.93. Orange Juice...
Benzinga  Dec 14  Comment 
March Cocoa closed slightly higher on Friday, and was down on the week during a quiet trading session following Thursday's sharp decline. March coffee closed 240 lower on the day, and was down on the week to the lowest prices since...  Dec 11  Comment 
Fresh oil price weakness, and a firmer dollar, create headwinds for values of many assets. But technical factors help wheat futures buck the trend  Dec 5  Comment 
A rising greenback, and falling oil, pose a headwind to many commodities, such as sugar. But grains find succour in more evidence of demand for US soy  Nov 3  Comment 
The feed ingredient, the prop of grain markets for the last two weeks, looks set for a lower finish. Corn drops too. But soft commodities are mixed  Oct 27  Comment 
Futures in the likes of coffee and sugar behave as expected, losing ground, on Brazil's election result. But soymeal jumps 7%, leading grains higher
SeekingAlpha  Oct 6  Comment 
By Andrew Hecht: The composite of five soft commodities - sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton and frozen concentrated orange juice futures - fell by 3% during Q3. The sector is up 13.83% for the first nine months of 2014. While commodity prices in...


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".

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