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The trade in agricultural commodities dates back thousands of years, making it the oldest financial market in the world. But with prices intimately tied into weather patterns, supply and demand, and a wealth of other factors, there are always new opportunities for traders. Over the last 63 years the average returns on the agricultural commodities market have been significantly higher than the global inflation rate. A consideration when deciding on what contracts to trade on.
Agricultural Commodities Trading with AvaTrade
Diversify your portfolio and discover the profit potential of the volatile agricultural commodities market with AvaTrade South Africa.
We offer a range of soft commodity futures to trade, including corn, soybeans, sugar, coffee and wheat – all with low spreads and generous leverage.
- Trade the major soft commodities with leverage of up to
- MetaTrader 4 – desktop, tablet and mobile
- Trade with a globally regulated CFD and forex broker
- Multilingual customer care – 24 hours/5 days a week
Agricultural Commodities Trading Exchanges
Agricultural commodities trading is classified as the world’s largest traded commodity class and traded on national and international commodity exchanges. All commodities, including soft commodities (coffee, sugar or cocoa) are being traded on these exchanges:
Corn, Soybeans, Wheat – Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)
Coffee C, Sugar no. 11, Cotton no. 2, Cocoa – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
Check out the latest prices and relevant trading information for all of our agricultural commodities in our Financial Instruments Index.
You can find out more about how AvaTrade South Africa calculates overnight interest and agricultural commodity CFD rollovers here.
Trading Hard Commodities with AvaTrade
Main Agriculture FAQ
How can I invest in agricultural commodities?
The traditional method for investing in the agricultural commodities is through futures contracts. There are both advantages and disadvantages to futures contracts. The advantages are that it is a pure play on the commodity, and the profit potential is huge. Plus it is easy to go either long or short. The disadvantage is that futures require a large amount of capital. An easier way to trade agricultural commodities is by using CFDs. This gives the same exposure, but for a smaller upfront investment.
What are the best agricultural commodities to trade?
The most popular commodities for traders are oil and gold, but there are plenty of opportunities in the agricultural commodities for a trader willing to put in the work to properly research the markets. Coffee futures are often good for a quick trade as this market tends to see rapid changes in sentiment and price. Corn and sugar are also good choices for trading in the agricultural commodities because they have good liquidity. Both also tend to trend strongly and a good trend can make a trader very happy.
Can I get rich trading agricultural commodities?
We’d all like to be rich some day. Of course that’s the very reason many people begin trading the agricultural commodities to begin with. And the good news is that it is possible to get rich by trading agricultural commodities. It’s also possible to become poorer. If you do your research and understand the markets you’re trading, plus avoid overtrading or “gambling”, you have a far better chance of success. And if you can become an expert in your chosen commodity market one day you might become rich as well.