Benzinga  Dec 22  Comment 
March New York Coffee is trading at 140.60, down 3.90 cents/lb. May New York Coffee is trading at 142.80, down 3.95 cents/lb. New York Coffee futures are trading very choppy and have extended the session losses. In other New York Soft...  Nov 29  Comment 
Hedge funds turn more bearish on softs - except cotton - while swinging bullish grains. But has this left the likes of corn vulnerable to selling?
Reuters  Nov 25  Comment 
REUTERS - Indian soft commodities edged lower on profit-taking on Friday, as India's move earlier this month to invalidate larger banknotes continued to affect trading.
Reuters  Nov 16  Comment 
REUTERS - Indian soyoil futures edged up on Wednesday, tracking a rise in oils on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and China's Dalian Commodity Exchange.  Nov 4  Comment 
Grain traders may be happy to sit on their hands before the election, but tropical soft markets saw wild swings  Oct 17  Comment 
The short grains, long softs betting which hedge funds have favoured of late goes into reverse. And wheat may see more short covering, investors say  Oct 3  Comment 
Cotton and arabica futures rally as the stock market steadies, while spring wheat leads the grain complex higher


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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