The Commodities market is set to take the country
by storms. Commodities like the wheat in our bread, the cotton in
our clothes, our gold jewels, the oil that runs our cars, sugar
that sweeten our tongue are traded across the world in major exchanges.
The commodity market facilitates trading in various
commodities. It may be spot or a derivatives market. In a spot market,
commodities are bought and sold for immediate delivery, whereas
in a derivative market, various financial instruments based on commodities
are traded. In India these financial instruments such as “FUTURES”
are traded in exchanges like
- MCX ( Multi Commodity Exchange)
- NCDEX ( National Commodity Derivatives Exchange )
The Exchange timings are as follows:
|Monday to Friday:
|Metals & Energy
|: 10.00 am to 11.55 pm
||: 10.00 am to 05.00 pm
|Metal, Energy & Agro products
||: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
COMMODITY FUTURES AS AN INVESTMENT
Commodity futures are globally
recognized to be a part of every successful and diversified investment
portfolio. The fact that the returns from most of the commodities
in last 53 years from 1951 to 2003 have been higher than the global
inflation rate, establishes that investments in commodity are an
effective hedge against inflation.
Some of the reasons that make investing in commodity
futures an attractive preposition are described below.
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