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Commodity Dealing and Brokerage in the US

  • Published: October 2013
  • Region: United States
  • 38 Pages
  • IBISWorld
Back to the futures: New attitudes toward commodities will boost industry revenue

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • MAJOR COMPANIES.
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MORE

Back to the futures: New attitudes toward commodities will boost industry revenue

Commodity Dealing and Brokerage in the US

Bright futures: Regardless of bull or bear markets, the industry has received a boost from the increased use of commodities. Traditionally used as a hedge against inflation, commodities have become a valuable diversification tool. Use of commodities has increased because of strong returns generated by speculators. These strong returns and diversification benefits have led to an increase in the use of commodities in pension funds and hedge funds. In addition, the introduction of commodity exchange-traded funds has helped industry revenue as another form of commission.

This industry includes firms and individuals that act as brokers and/or dealers in derivative markets. Derivatives (futures, forwards, swaps and options) are financial securities that offer returns based on the return of an underlying asset (financials, agriculture, metals, soft commodities, livestock and energy). Brokers execute buyers’ orders by arranging transactions on a commission or transaction-fee basis, while dealers buy and sell derivatives on their own accounts READ MORE >

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

MAJOR COMPANIES.

Bank of America Corporation

The Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Morgan Stanley

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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