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Benzinga  Jan 28  Comment 
March Cocoa ended the trading day lower at 2715, down 28. March Sugar closed unchanged at 15.16. May Sugar was down 0.03 at 15.46. Cotton was higher in firm afternoon trading. May cotton closed at 60.02, up 0.48. March NY Coffee settled at...
Benzinga  Jan 27  Comment 
March NY Coffee is trading at 162.70, up 0.85. May Coffee is trading at 165.10, up 0.55. Market talk is about the East Coast blizzard and traders are expecting wide trading ranges. Chatter continues about weather in Brazil and how it impacts the...
Benzinga  Jan 26  Comment 
March Sugar settled Monday at 15.35, up 0.18. March Cocoa ended trading at 2737, down 18. March Coffee closed little changed during a back and forth session at 161.85, down 0.60. March Orange Juice ended the session at 144.35, down...
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
March Sugar closed Friday sharply lower on general selling and pressured by lower energy and demand concerns. March Sugar settled at 15.17, down 0.74. March Cocoa ended trading at 2755, down 46. The Asian Cocoa Grind data was released overnight...
Benzinga  Jan 23  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
March Cocoa closed down 51 at 2801. March Sugar closed down 0.01 at 15.91. March Coffee closed down 1.30 at 159.85. March Cotton closed down 0.25 at 57.76. March Orange Juice closed up 0.20 at 146.95. © 2015 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does...
Benzinga  Jan 22  Comment 
Benzinga  Jan 21  Comment 
March Sugar settled Wednesday up 9 at 15.92. March Cocoa ended a weak day down 73 at 2852. Coffee extended Tuesday's decline and settled at 161.25, down 3.05. March Cotton ended the session up 0.21 at 58.00 after setting new contract...
Benzinga  Jan 16  Comment 
More chatter of a dry forecast in Brazil was friendly on Thursday for Sugar. There was also chatter about fund managers that were buying sugar to offset margin issues created in the Forex markets on Thursday. March NY Sugar is trading at 15.32...
Benzinga  Jan 15  Comment 
March Cocoa is trading at 2978, down 0.17. March Sugar is trading at 15.22, up 0.22. March Cotton trading is higher at 59.27. March Orange Juice is trading at 144.10, up 0.25. March NY Coffee is trading unchanged at 179.90. Chatter is...
Benzinga  Jan 14  Comment 
March Cocoa was up 1 at 2992. March Sugar ended the day at 1493, up 0.06 in light trading. March Cotton was lower at 58.98 down 1.17, about 1.9 percent. March Orange Juice was up 0.40 at 143.85. Coffee ended the choppy session at 179.85,...
Benzinga  Jan 13  Comment 
March Cocoa was down 18 at 2976. March Sugar ended the day at 1487, up 0.11 in light trading. March Cotton was 0.038 higher at 60.14. March Orange Juice last trade was 142.90, down 0.40. March Coffee ended the session at 178.05, up...




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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".

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