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Commodities

Commodities are raw materials that can be traded in bulk. Commodities fall into 3 classes: energy, metals and agricultural products. Commodities are traded on futures markets through commodity exchanges like the NYMEX.

The main menu for Commodities may be accessed by clicking on the yellow <Comdty> key on the upper keyboard and then the green <GO> key.


Commonly used commands for energy data:

OIL <GO> menu for crude oil markets GLCO <GO> - global commodity prices
GAS <GO> - menu for natural gas markets       CTM <GO> - futures contracts by category/exchange/region
VOLT <GO> - menu for electricity markets CPFC <GO> - commodity price forecasts
COAL <GO> - menu for coal markets BMAP <GO> - Bloomberg commodity maps
RENE <GO> - menu for renewables  
AGS <GO> - menu for agriculture markets  
MINE <GO> - menu for metals markets

How to find?

Bloomberg commodity futures tickers

 

Commodity tickers:

CLA  <COMDTY> Crude Oil
NGA
<COMDTY> Natural Gas
GCA
<COMDTY> Gold
SIA
<COMDTY> Silver
HOA
<COMDTY> Heating Oil
HGA
<COMDTY> Copper
W A
<COMDTY> Wheat
C A
<COMDTY> Corn

Note: <COMDTY> refers to the yellow "COMDTY" key


Delivery Month Codes:

F – January                  N - July
G – February               Q - August
H – March                   U - September
J – April                      V - October
K – May                      X - November
M – June                     Z – December


Commodity Futures Tickers – Examples:

NGA <COMDTY>  Natural Gas active contract
NGM8
<COMDTY>  Natural Gas June 2018 contract
NGF7 <COMDTY>  Natural Gas January 2017 contract
NG1
<COMDTY>  Natural Gas Generic 1st contract (based on a 1-month natural gas contract)
NG36
<COMDTY>  Natural Gas Generic 36th contract (based on a 36-month contract)

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