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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: November 2020

7 - Commodity Exchanges, Commodity Investments and Speculation


Commodity exchanges have proliferated greatly since 2000, both in terms of places where the trade is conducted, and in terms of the products that are subject to trade. The main aim of this chapter is to describe these commodity exchanges, as well as the commodities traded there. The main instruments used, including their functioning, is presented as well as the main actors and their objectives. The chapter ends with discussing commodity exchanges impact on price formation, including the role of speculation.

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