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Trading financial products on margin carries a high degree of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Please ensure you fully understand the risks and take appropriate care to manage your risk.

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Differences between Investing vs Trading



Differences between Investing vs Trading

Global researchers believe the market for sugar could be worth almost $53 billion by the end of 2022. Sugar is a highly versatile soft commodity, so find out all there is to know about trading the price of sugar.As with most soft commodities, the price of sugar is influenced by the forces of supply and demand. If more people want to buy sugar than sell it, the value will rise. If more people want to sell sugar than buy it, its value will fall.

The leading sugar producers worldwide include Brazil, India and the European Union (EU). Brazil is said to produce around 39 million tonnes as the market leader. There are several factors that determine the value of sugar in the commodities markets. The strength of the US dollar is one such element, given that sugar is priced in USD. A weak USD sees soft commodity values fall and if the USD is strong against other fiat currencies sugar becomes more expensive and in greater demand.

Inclement weather conditions can also wreak havoc with sugar crops, which can cause supply issues. Attitudes towards sugar consumption are also changing in many developed countries, with links to diabetes and obesity potentially leading to a fall in demand and reduced sugar prices.

The all-time high for the price of sugar was recorded in 1974 when sugar reached $0.60 per pound. This surge in the value of sugar was attributed to substantial purchases from the Soviet Union and multiple Arab regions. It then plunged to just $0.03 per pound in 1983.

Since then, the price of sugar has been on a steady, upward trajectory. Following the turn of the millennium, the price rocketed from $0.05 per pound in early 2000 to highs of $0.33 per pound in 2011. One of the primary reasons behind the rise of sugar in the commodities markets has been the boom of ethanol creation in Brazil, the world’s leading sugar producer. Ethanol is a chemical compound that can be used as an energy alternative to fossil fuels.

Futures contracts are usually used to trade sugar. These contracts state a date and price at which you are obliged to buy the underlying commodity. Futures contracts for sugar are usually traded via the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

Instead of owning the underlying asset of sugar, you may wish to invest in equities that produce and distribute sugar or sugar-based products. There are also popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) focused on soft commodities like sugar.

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* The spreads provided are a reflection of the time-weighted average. Though Skilling attempts to provide competitive spreads during all trading hours, clients should note that these may vary and are susceptible to underlying market conditions. The above is provided for indicative purposes only. Clients are advised to check important news announcements on our Economic Calendar, which may result in the widening of spreads, amongst other instances.

The above spreads are applicable under normal trading conditions. Skilling has the right to amend the above spreads according to market conditions as per the 'Terms and Conditions'.


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