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What are commodities?

 

What are commodities?

The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Commodities"

Some investments are mostly concepts, maybe represented by pieces of paper. For example, a share of stock is a piece of a company, and while there may be a stock certificate, it's not as if you owned a couple of desks in the corporate offices or a chunk of the cornerstone at the headquarters. By comparison, commodities are investments based on physical stuff, such as corn, beef, gas and gold.

Put another way, commodities are assets you can touch and feel.

To make the best choices when investing, visit the Investments section at Bankrate.com.

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