Futures For You by Dan O'Neil
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Futures For You by Dan O'Neil
What are "soft" commodities and where
do they trade?
Also known as the "food and fiber"
category or the "tropical softs," this
market sector is composed of five products
traded primarily at the New York
Board of Trade (NYBOT) -- coffee,
sugar, cocoa, cotton, and orange juice.
These products trade both in the physical
open outcry pits at NYBOT and electronically
on the state-of-the-art Intercontinental
Exchange (ICE) platform.
In fact, much of the volume in the softs
these days has migrated to the electronic
arena, where traders can enjoy
faster and mo...