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financial commodities
as in:  she trades commodities


She has moved some of her investments into commodities because she’s concerned about inflation.
  typically futures contracts (something to be delivered at a later date) on bulk goods such as grains, metals, livestock, oil, cotton, coffee, sugar and cocoa
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  • She has moved some of her investments into commodities because she’s concerned about inflation.
  • Only two things indicated the social condition of Moscow—the rabble, that is the poor people, and the price of commodities.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • As if in an economics class I had been ushered over into a column of transmutable commodities: the Murdered.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • A Renaissance man of the plains, he is a farmer, welder, businessman, machinist, ace mechanic, commodities speculator, licensed airplane pilot, computer programmer, electronics troubleshooter, video-game repairman.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • The Custom-House marker imprinted it, with a stencil and black paint, on pepper-bags, and baskets of anatto, and cigar-boxes, and bales of all kinds of dutiable merchandise, in testimony that these commodities had paid the impost, and gone regularly through the office.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • John Torrance, standing in line to change his sixty dollars into food stamps, standing in line again at the Sidewinder Methodist Church to get donated commodities and dirty looks from the locals.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Military orders had been promulgated concerning the schools, sanitation, the kind of buttons one wore on one’s suit, the sale of commodities and nearly everything else.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Accordingly his first act was with characteristic sangfroid to order these commodities quietly.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I have no way, and therefore want no eyes; I stumbled when I saw: full oft ’tis seen Our means secure us, and our mere defects Prove our commodities.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Red Team was commanded by a man who looked at a long-haired, unkempt, seat-of-the pants commodities trader yelling and pushing and making a thousand instant decisions an hour and saw in him a soul mate.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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  • Consider the wastes incidental to the blind and haphazard production of commodities—the factories closed, the workers idle, the goods spoiling in storage; consider the activities of the stock manipulator, the paralyzing of whole industries, the overstimulation of others, for speculative purposes; the assignments and bank failures, the crises and panics, the deserted towns and the starving populations!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Many people still live under inhuman conditions while they continue to produce commodities that make capitalists richer and richer.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The space where these commodities should have been was bare.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The river where we were was but small, and ran but a few leagues up the country northward; the country was wild and barbarous, and the people thieves, having no correspondence with any other nation; dealing only in fish, oil, and such gross commodities: and one barbarous custom they still retained, that when any vessel was unhappily shipwrecked upon their coast, they make the men prisoners or slaves, so that now we might fairly say we were surrounded by enemies both by sea and land.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • There are works, of course, where the ghost or vampire is merely a gothic cheap thrill without any particular thematic or symbolic significance, but such works tend to be short-term commodities without much staying power in readers’ minds or the public arena.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • A small stock of brown sugar, some white beans and split peas, and a few other commodities of low price, and such as are constantly in demand, made up the bulkier portion of the merchandise.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He lived half-naked in his bed, which all the rest of the room approached, heaped up with commodities and dirt.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • If one were to tell me that this was a bad government because it taxed certain foreign commodities brought to its ports, it is most probable that I should not make an ado about it, for I can do without them.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • First, never to be intoxicated when he hath made the best bargain, nor dejected when the market is empty, or when its commodities are too dear for his purchase.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Some tender money to me, some invite me; Some other give me thanks for kindnesses; Some offer me commodities to buy; Even now a tailor call’d me in his shop, And show’d me silks that he had bought for me, And therewithal took measure of my body.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • …parts of the coast almost at the same time—often the richest freight will be discharged upon a Jersey shore;—to be your own telegraph, unweariedly sweeping the horizon, speaking all passing vessels bound coastwise; to keep up a steady despatch of commodities, for the supply of such a distant and exorbitant market; to keep yourself informed of the state of the markets, prospects of war and peace everywhere, and anticipate the tendencies of trade and civilization—taking advantage of the…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It gave me time to think, study, and ask questions; in other words, it gave me the time to obtain that most fascinating and life-changing of commodities—a college education.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Mr. Deane tapped his snuff-box again and screwed up his mouth; he felt in the position of many estimable persons when they had read the New Tariff, and found how many commodities were imported of which they knew nothing; like a cautious man of business, he was not going to speak rashly of a raw material in which he had had no experience.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians’ intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • For the furtherance of which end and object it was necessary that somebody should represent the dealer in such commodities, and after great deliberation they had pitched upon Nicholas to support this character.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • For when there is a Company incorporate for any particular forraign Country, they only export the Commodities vendible in that Country; which is sole buying at home, and sole selling abroad.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • There was an unlimited range of society—the powerful, the wise, the witty, and the famous in every walk of life; princes, presidents, poets, generals, artists, actors, and philanthropists,—all making their own market at the fair, and deeming no price too exorbitant for such commodities as hit their fancy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • …upon what are called "mutual principles"—that is to say, the expenses of his board and schooling were defrayed by his father in goods, not money; and he stood there—most at the bottom of the school—in his scraggy corduroys and jacket, through the seams of which his great big bones were bursting—as the representative of so many pounds of tea, candles, sugar, mottled-soap, plums (of which a very mild proportion was supplied for the puddings of the establishment), and other commodities.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • She was better off than poor Ralph, who had left all the commodities of life behind him, and indeed all the security; since the worst of dying was, to Mrs. Touchett’s mind, that it exposed one to be taken advantage of.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • For a price, of course, but a price offered and accepted or declined through a system more formal than any that white girls are sold under since they are more valuable as commodities than white girls, raised and trained to fulfill a woman’s sole end and purpose: to love, to be beautiful, to divert; never to see a man’s face hardly until brought to the ball and offered to and chosen by some man who in return, not can and not will but must, supply her with the surroundings proper in…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • What commodities do you turn out?
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Focus on the basic commodities.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • Bargains and trades are announced, social doings, prices of commodities, messages.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • But there are only two ways of lowering the price of commodities.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The price of gold soared and the commodities of life were almost beyond the dreams of avarice.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Unlike other commodities, however, fast food isn’t viewed, read, played, or worn.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When your Socialism comes it may be different, and we may think in terms of commodities instead of cash.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The noblest rivers in the world form convenient highways for easy communication and transportation of commodities.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Nevertheless, all commodities and ideas circulate throughout the Union as freely as in a country inhabited by one people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Or you could demand commodities: non-potable water, steel of defined grade, heavy water of power plant specs, other things.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Fruits are acceptable gifts,[459] because they are the flower of commodities, and admit of fantastic values being attached to them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • To engage in such idyllic practices, a man had to have an amazing surplus of one of life’s most precious commodities: time.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • You find the freak of nature who can play the position brilliantly and you have one of the most valuable commodities in professional sports.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Opinions can be picked up cheap in the marketplace, while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Steps have also been taken under the powers conferred by the House last week to safeguard the position in regard to stocks of commodities of various kinds.
    Neville Chamberlain  --  Nazi Invasion of Poland Speech
  • VOLP: Let me tell you: I am not, as your Lombard proverb saith, cold on my feet; or content to part with my commodities at a cheaper rate, than I accustomed: look not for it.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • She was better off than poor Ralph, who had left all the commodities of life behind him, and indeed all the security; since the worst of dying was, to Mrs. Touchett’s mind, that it exposed one to be taken advantage of.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The East, in a like intercourse with the West, already finds, and in the progressive improvement of interior communications by land and water, will more and more find a valuable vent for the commodities which it brings from abroad, or manufactures at home.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It was clear that the president had learned of the dirt field that the boys played on in Monterrey, because after giving them each a beautiful trophy, he told them, "The Government of the Republic will fund the construction of a baseball park in Monterrey with the most modern commodities to perpetuate your triumphs."
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
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