RECENT NEWS
Reuters  Apr 29  Comment 
The rapid speculative rally in commodity markets is already petering out as focus returns to oversupplied markets, but dipping into a few choice assets could yield strong returns later this year.
Agrimoney.com  Apr 7  Comment 
Softs are still under pressure, while the corn and soybean spread continues to narrow back down
Agrimoney.com  Apr 1  Comment 
April begins weakly for most commodities, including sugar, hurt by the onset of Brazil's cane crushing season. But grains - even corn - make headway
The Hindu Business Line  Mar 30  Comment 
Also called softs, the term generally refers to commodities that are grown, rather than mined (hard commodities). For instance, tropical commodities such as coffee, cocoa, sugar, orange juice, lumber....
Agrimoney.com  Mar 24  Comment 
Commodities struggle in selling ahead of a long weekend - and few more than softs, with sugar plunging 5%. But bumper soymeal sales lift soybeans
Agrimoney.com  Mar 17  Comment 
A tumble in the dollar, and rise in the real, help the likes of coffee and sugar post strong gains. Soyoil is notably strong too. But wheat misses out
Agrimoney.com  Mar 16  Comment 
The path of least resistance for wheat is down, but softs continue to rally, as arabica coffee finally breaks the 200-day moving average
Agrimoney.com  Mar 15  Comment 
Competition from South American, and good crop progress in the US, stall a rally in grains, while softs take a hit from fresh weakness in the real
Agrimoney.com  Mar 14  Comment 
The Mali atrocity panics cocoa markets, while Kansas wheat extends its price premium to Chicago as dry weather grips US Plains




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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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