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Commodity

Definition:

A commodity is food, metal, or another fixed physical substance that investors buy or sell, usually via futures contracts.

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Copyright © 2011 Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

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Market clearing

Total demand for loans by borrowers equals total supply of loans from lenders. The market, any market, clears at the equilibrium rate of interest or price.

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