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buy/sell a commodity at a future date at fixed price & defined quantity.

largely categorized into bullions, metals, agriculture and energy.

diversify investments other than shares, currencies or land

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Different Commodities Traded

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Precious Metals - Gold & Silver Industrial Metals - Aluminum, Copper, Lead etc

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Natural gas, Crude oil.

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Cotton, Crude Palm Oil, Kapas, Mentha Oil etc.

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What are Commodities?

Commodity is a product used or consumed in everyday life. A commodity is a physical good with a certain economic value. It can be easily purchased, sold, traded, used, produced and stored.

Commodity trading Advantages
and Disadvantages


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Inflation Hedge

Commodities are often seen as a hedge against inflation since their prices tend to rise when the cost of living increases.

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Portfolio Diversification

Trading commodities provides an avenue to inventors to diversify their portfolio in different classes of asset other than stocks, mutual funds or bonds to spread the risk.

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Future Contracts in highly traded commodities offer high liquidity along with returns.

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Volatility Hedge 

Producers and sellers of commodities hedge the risk of volatile price movements by buying and selling future contracts.


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Global Factors

Commodity prices are highly sensitive to geopolitical events and economic factors. A war or pandemic like situations cause high price fluctuations.

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High Volatility

Commodities have a higher volatility compared to other assets like stocks and bonds, making it difficult to predict future movements.

Why open a Commodity trading
account with Rupeezy

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Low Brokerage

Rs 20 per order for Commodity Futures.
Rs 20  for Commodity Options

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Free & Quick Demat
account opening

Zero charges for demat account opening

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Online Paperless
Account Opening Process

Same day account opening and

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One Account,
Multiple Products

One platform for stocks,
derivatives, IPOs 

How to invest in

commodity steps

Click here and fill in the required details for opening an online commodity trading account. Select Derivatives as a segment.

Upload your documents. Submit income proof additionally for derivatives segment.

After verification, your account is activated and you can login to start online commodities trading.

Documents required to
open account

To open an online commodity trading account, following documents are required

Type 1 : Proof Of Identity


PAN Card

Type 2 : Proof Of Address


Aadhar Card


Driving Licence

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Type 3 : Proof Of Income

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Bank Statement

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Commodities exchanges
available in India

Commodity trading in India is carried out on commodity exchanges which are regulated, secure and recognised. Mainly, commodity trading is done through MCX and NCDEX in India. Online commodity trading in India has gained popularity due to easy access and user friendly apps.

Following are the national commodity exchanges in India:

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MCX (Multi Commodity Exchanges of India Ltd)

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NCDEX (National Commodity and Derivatives

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ICEX (Indian Commodity Exchange)

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans. Similar to other securities like shares, commodity prices fluctuate depending on various factors: Demand supply equation: The commodity prices rise or fall depending on the demand and supply. Market conditions: Commodities are good used for specific purpose and the demand and price can vary due to external factors e.g. energy consumption may rise in winters or go down in specific regions due to local factors. Global factors: Geo political factors impact commodity prices e.g. during a war energy and metal prices go up or recession can lower demand for agri products or precious metals.

Ans: Commodity Derivatives are securities contracts, futures and options with commodities as underlying security and traded on recognised commodity exchanges. Commodity Derivatives allow investors to earn profit from commodities without a physical purchase or trading.

Ans: There is no minimum amount required to begin commodity trading. You can allocate an amount depending on your portfolio allocation and risk appetite. In certain commodities there could be a minimum quantity to be purchased, for those you may have to start with the minimum quantity or invest in commodities that do not have a minimum quantity specified

Ans: Commodity trades deal in less number of products and securities as compared to stock trading. The commodity market works in business cycles but stocks have no such time frames. On the other hand, commodity prices are more volatile as compared to stocks. There are pros and cons to both the markets. As an investor you can diversify your portfolio with stocks as well as commodities.

Ans: Crude oil, gold and metals are considered to be the safest commodities to trade. Crude oil is a commodity that is in demand globally due to its use in various forms e.g. fuel, industrial petroleum based products, chemicals, consumer products. Due to high demand and usage, crude oil is a highly traded commodity with liquidity and price movements. Gold is a universal commodity of value by central banks and governments for holding currency. Gold is equally in demand for personal investment, jewellery and for commercial purposes. This makes it an in-demand highly traded commodity and offers price variations for arbitrage. Base metals like aluminium, zinc, copper etc are abundant in supply and have a high demand due to uses in industries like electronics offering good liquidity and volume.

Ans: Trading commodities is an avenue available to investors online, to add another asset class in their investment basket. Commodities can act as a hedge against volatility in other asset classes e.g. stocks. You can allocate a percentage of your portfolio depending on your financial goals and risk appetite.

Ans: Commodity Futures: Brokerage: Rs 20 per order STT/CTT: 0.01% on sell side (Non-Agri) Exchange transaction charge: 0.0026% GST: 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges + SEBI charges) Commodity Options: Brokerage: Rs 20 STT/CTT: 0.05% on sell side Exchange transaction charge: 0.05% GST: 18% on (brokerage + transaction charges + SEBI charges)

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