Benzinga  Jul 8  Comment 
N.Y. Soft Commodities traded mildly choppy and range-bound on Wednesday. September Cocoa settled at 3247, down 3. October Sugar settled at 12.31, down 0.02. September Coffee futures settled at 124.95, up 0.25. September Orange Juice was...  Jun 11  Comment 
Softs have tumbled off a falling real, while row crops are weighed down by Brazilian data
Benzinga  Jun 9  Comment 
Sugar futures are trading a little lower. July Sugar is trading at 12.10, down 0.06 and October Sugar is trading at 12.49, down 0.06. Coffee Futures are trading a little higher. July Coffee is trading at 137.15, up 0.55 and September Coffee is...  Jun 5  Comment 
A rising dollar puts pressure on ag markets overall, but wheat gets extra weight from less poor weather ideas too. Softs also drop  Jun 1  Comment 
New months have a reputation for bringing new money into US ag markets. Still, softs fare better than grains. Kuala Lumpur palm oil makes headway too  May 22  Comment 
Grain prices retreat after forecasters remove rain from the US weather map and put some into the Russian outlook, where it is needed. Softs soften too
Benzinga  May 22  Comment 
Coffee futures are trading steady Friday morning after Thursday's sharp decline. July Coffee is trading at 129.45, up 1.00. September Coffee is trading at 132.25, up 1.00. N.Y. Soft Commodities are closed on Monday in observance of the Memorial...
Benzinga  May 6  Comment 
July coffee opened steady and traded weak as the day wore on. July coffee settled at 129.95, down 3.70. July Cocoa futures traded range-bound and settled at 2919, down 24. July sugar settled a little higher at 12.87, up 0.12. Cotton futures...
Benzinga  May 4  Comment 
N.Y. Soft Commodities settled mostly lower Monday. July coffee settled at 132.90, down 1.30. Cotton futures traded little higher on Monday. July cotton settled the trading session at 66.67, up 0.06. July sugar settled at 12.51, down...


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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