There is nothing new about commodity trading. Indeed, physical commodities represent the very earliest investments and have been used as a form of currency in bartering economies. Today, the commodity markets are still amongst the largest and strategically most important part of the global economy and investment markets. One of the most compelling economic aspects of commodity trade is that its dynamic, with fluid turnover globally as compared with other asset classes involving a buy and hold for appreciation scenario.
Physical commodity transactions are straight forward real business where trading activity is conducted routinely and exports are shipped and settled under long term contracts.