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{adj: easy} less in demand and therefore readily obtainable
"commodities are easy this quarter"

{adj: fungible} of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation

{adj: long} holding securities or commodities in expectation of a rise in prices
"is long on coffee"
"a long position in gold"
<-> short

{adj: natural, raw, rude} (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
"natural yogurt"
"natural produce"
"raw wool"
"raw sugar"
"bales of rude cotton"

{adj: short} not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices
"a short sale"
"short in cotton"
<-> long

{adj: soft} (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
"the market for computers is soft"

{adj: staple} necessary foods or commodities
"wheat is a staple crop"

{adj: unprocessed} not altered from an original or natural state
"unprocessed commodities"
<-> processed

{n: VAT, value-added tax, ad valorem tax} a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production

{n: basic, staple} (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

{n: black marketeer} someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities

{n: bumboat} a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor

{n: call option, call} the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
<-> put option

{n: catalysis, contact action} acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction
"of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced"

{n: chandlery} candles and other commodities sold by a chandler

{n: commerce, commercialism, mercantilism} transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

{n: commodity brokerage} a brokerage firm dealing in commodities

{n: commodity exchange, commodities exchange, commodities market} an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery

{n: commodity, trade good, good} articles of commerce

{n: depersonalization, depersonalisation, reification} representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
"according to Marx, treating labor as a commodity exemplified the reification of the individual"

{n: dry unit, dry measure} a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)

{n: economic geography} the branch of geography concerned with the production and distribution of commodities

{n: entrant} a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise
"a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer"

{n: export, exportation} commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
<-> import

{n: free list} a list of commodities that are not subject to tariffs

{n: fungible} a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation

{n: futures contract} an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date; the contract can be sold before the settlement date

{n: futures exchange, futures market, forward market} a commodity exchange where futures contracts are traded

{n: future} bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

{n: import, importation} commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
<-> export

{n: market order} an order to a broker to sell or buy stocks or commodities at the prevailing market price

{n: merchandise, ware, product} commodities offered for sale
"good business depends on having good merchandise"
"that store offers a variety of products"

{n: middling} any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

{n: monopolization, monopolisation} domination (of a market or commodity) to the exclusion of others

{n: oligopoly} (economics) a market in which control over the supply of a commodity is in the hands of a small number of producers and each one can influence prices and affect competitors

{n: operator} a speculator who trades aggressively on stock or commodity markets

{n: output, yield, production} the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
"production was up in the second quarter"

{n: price-fixing} control (by agreement among producers or by government) of the price of a commodity in interstate commerce

{n: put option, put} the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
<-> call option

{n: quotation} a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity

{n: retailing} the activities involved in selling commodities directly to consumers

{n: selloff} a sale of a relatively large number of assets (stocks or bonds or commodities) at a low price typically done to dispose of them rather than as normal trade

{n: short covering} the purchase of securities or commodities by a short seller to close out a short sale

{n: short sale, short selling} sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)

{n: single tax} a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land)

{n: small fortune} a large sum of money
"he made a small fortune in the commodities market"

{n: sporting goods} sports equipment sold as a commodity

{n: spot market} a market in which a commodity is bought or sold for immediate delivery or delivery in the very near future

{n: spot price, cash price} the current delivery price of a commodity traded in the spot market

{n: straddle} the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options

{n: supplier, provider} someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity

{n: trade discount} a discount from the list price of a commodity allowed by a manufacturer or wholesaler to a merchant

{n: trading} buying or selling securities or commodities

{v: peg} stabilize (the price of a commodity or an exchange rate) by legislation or market operations
"The weak currency was pegged to the US Dollar"

{v: piggyback} haul truck trailers loaded with commodities on railroad cars

{v: ration} restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
"Bread was rationed during the siege of the city"

{v: sell short} sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit

{v: traffic} trade or deal a commodity
"They trafficked with us for gold"

{v: withdraw, draw, take out, draw off} remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
"She drew $2,000 from the account"
"The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
<-> deposit


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