Commodities are things you can buy or sell -- physical goods such as oil, grain, or metals. Today they also include foreign and cryptocurrencies. Futures are contracts to buy and sell things in the future. They come together in commodity futures -- contracts that arrange trades in commodities. Futures are a financial derivative in which one party agrees with another party to buy or sell an asset at a predetermined price at some point in the future.
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