RECENT NEWS  Apr 16  Comment 
Softs have drawn strength from a sharp fall in dollar value, lifting the CRB commodity index by 1%  Mar 31  Comment 
The latest UK and international news, comment and analysis on soft commodities, agriculture companies and farm investment from
Benzinga  Mar 27  Comment 
Sugar futures settled near contract lows Friday a after weak trading session. May Sugar settled at 12.13, down 0.21, July Sugar settled at 12.29, down 0.24. May Cocoa traded mostly lower Friday and settled at 2744, down 16. July Cocoa settled at...  Mar 23  Comment 
Futures in grains and many softs rise, helped by further weakness in the dollar. Improving charts - and a record net short in ags - add support too  Mar 19  Comment 
The bank cuts forecasts for coffee and sugar prices, but to levels above the futures curve. However, wheat values look poised to stay under pressure
Benzinga  Mar 13  Comment 
NY soft commodities traded mostly weak on Friday and closed lower across the board. Sugar futures traded sharply lower. May Sugar settled at 12.70, down 0.51. Coffee futures were higher early in the session before moving lower and closing the...
Benzinga  Mar 9  Comment 
May Orange Juice traded higher Monday and was trading firm late in the trading day. May Orange Juice settled at 120.50, up 4.60. Cocoa futures settled lower after a choppy back and forth trading session. May Cocoa settled at 2934, down...
Benzinga  Mar 6  Comment 
Cocoa futures extended Thursday's losses and closed lower Friday. May Cocoa settled at 2945, down 51. May Coffee futures traded choppy before settling higher on the day at 139.90, up 4.85. Orange Juice futures traded back and forth before...
Benzinga  Mar 2  Comment 
May Sugar traded mostly lower Monday and settled at 13.64, down 0.13. May Coffee settled at 138.35, down 2.15 during a back and forth trading session. May Orange Juice traded higher most of the session on Monday and settled sharply higher at...


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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