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This page consolidates all resources related to commodities including finding analysis on Bloomberg, research papers from various recognised commissions and report repositories, a glossary of terms used in commodity research, data on futures, company, exchange, and price information.
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Some useful codes to use within Bloomberg:
- CCRV for Commodity Curve Analysis
- CPFC for Commodity Price Forecasts
- FDM for Commodity Fundamentals
- GLCO for Global Commodity Prices
- Press the CMMDTY button for more functions and content such as the indices
- You can also get the MSCI commodity data for the producers' index, agriculture and food chain index and the energy industry
Useful links to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (FTC):
The Office of the Chief Economist produces original research papers on a broad range of topics relevant to the CFTC’s mandate to foster open, transparent, competitive, and financially sound markets in U.S. futures, option on futures, and U.S. swaps markets.
The Office of the Chief Economist and CFTC economists produce original analysis on a broad range of topics relevant to the CFTC’s mandate to regulate commodity future markets, commodity option markets and the expanded mandate to regulate the swaps markets pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Commitments of Traders (COT)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) publishes the Commitments of Traders (COT) reports to help the public understand market dynamics. Specifically, the COT reports provide a breakdown of each Tuesday’s open interest for futures and options on futures markets in which 20 or more traders hold positions equal to or above the reporting levels established by the CFTC.
Weekly Swaps Report
The CFTC Swaps Report aggregates a comprehensive body of swap market data that was not previously reported to regulators or regulated entities, and makes that information freely available in a form that is readily usable by both market participants and the general public.
The Cotton On-Call Report shows the quantity of call cotton bought or sold on which the price has not been fixed, together with the respective futures on which the purchase or sale is based. Call cotton refers to physical cotton bought or sold, or contracted for purchase or sale at a price to be fixed later based upon a specified delivery month future’s price.
Net Position Changes Data
The Large Trader Net Position Changes and the Trading Account Net Position Changes data provides the public with a view of the amount of trading that results in net changes to positions at the trader level and at the account level. The data reflects trading that changes or creates an end-of-day position, as contrasted with trading that does not change a trader’s end-of-day net position, such as spread or day trading.
The CFTC’s Office of Consumer Outreach continually strives to provide effective information and tools to help consumers avoid fraud. Below are some helpful resources on these topics.
AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc.
Mineral Commodity Summaries
Published on an annual basis, data sheets contain information on the domestic industry structure, Government programs, tariffs, and 5-year salient statistics for over 90 individual minerals and materials.
Quandl is a site providing open source futures data.
S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ provides an array of financial data, analytics and research. It combines deep information on companies, markets and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation and workflow management. You can also find commodity future contracts and forecasts here.
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In the Markets tab, click on Commodities.
In the Futures section, select the commodity and exchange you require:
In the Forecast section, see the estimates by clicking on a commodity link:
In Osiris, go to Industry > Industry classifications. Select a type of industry classification that you want to use and use word(s) to do a search and click on OK to run the search. You have to click on View List of Results to see the companies and select company(s) to get their data.
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
Since its inception in 1881, MGEX has been the principal market for Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) – first as a cash market, then futures and options.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is an independent exchange for wholesale trades in commodities. It has about 2,300 securities in the agricultural, energy, freight, metals, physical energy and US environmental sectors, and provides provides data on their swap trades. In the Reports section (Menu > Markets > ICE Report Center), there is historical data from 2007 onwards – depending on the commodity.