Top 45 Commodities Quotes

In this post, you will find great Commodities Quotes from famous people, such as Maria Cantwell, Mark Fisher, Lobsang Tenzin, Marc Faber, Robert Kiyosaki. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Let's embrace productive capitalism, not casino capital

Let’s embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.
Maria Cantwell
Capitalism does not require us to hold a particular set of cognitive beliefs; it only requires that we act as if certain beliefs (about money, commodities etc) are true. The rituals are the beliefs, beliefs which, at the level of subjective self-description, may well be disavowed.
In ancient times, we were users; we used the commodities in accordance to our needs. Using is not sufficient for the modern market; it needs consumers. Consuming means consuming things much more than the natural need of humanity or of any living being.
In the economy of the cuckoo people that populate central banks, everything is possible. What you have is gigantic bubbles, the NASDAQ in 2000, then the housing bubble and then commodities in 2008 when oil went from $78 to $147 before plunging to $32 within six months.
Commodities such as gold and silver have a world market that transcends national borders, politics, religions, and race. A person may not like someone else‘s religion, but he’ll accept his gold.
Given the current state of publishing, I think it helps to have a brand name on the cover of your book. Comedians are proven commodities with built-in audiences. They may not have the writing chops of a Dave Eggers, but they’re salacious and funny and self-reflective.
Michael Showalter
The Putin regime’s income comes from oil and gas exports. If we could crash the price of these commodities, we could bankrupt the regime.
Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
A rise of wages from this cause will, indeed, be invariably accompanied by a rise in the price of commodities; but in such cases, it will be found that labour and all commodities have not varied in regard to each other, and that the variation has been confined to money.
A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home.
Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.
Now, what produces a want of demand? A refusal to take from other countries the commodities which they produce.
Joseph Hume
Growing inequality is exacerbated by the companies who simply treat workers as commodities, and our governments are cowered by their demands to perpetuate this model of greed.
I can see this on Wall Street today – I can see this with the securitization of everything is that, everything is looked at as a securitization opportunity. People are looked at as commodities. I don’t believe that our forefathers had that same belief.
When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.
China also has moved away from its original status of purely producing basic, what you call, consumer commodities and Chinese companies are moving beyond China to various parts of the world.
Sellapan Ramanathan
Over time, there’s a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the ’70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened.
Steve Forbes
The world wants India to remain an import-based economy. Then India can be a dumping ground where gold can be dumped and other commodities such as oil and gas. They look at India as a huge market.
Anil Agarwal
Owning a variety of asset classes means that some part of your portfolio will be doing well when the cyclical turmoil arises. A broadly diversified portfolio includes large capitalization stocks, small cap, emerging markets, fixed income, real estate and commodities.
Gas prices and train fares seem to be the two commodities for modern British life that base their prices on a whim, or numbers plucked out of thin air, without a thought to the real cost to those for whom those price hikes mean unimaginable sacrifices in their day to day lives.
Medicines are unusual commodities. Important drugs can save the lives and protect the health of millions. Their consumption can bring huge benefits, by helping patients to avoid infection and preventing serious damage to the economies of families, nations and even humanity at large.
Thomas Pogge
Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
We want to open spaces for young people to thrive in this economy, and that is why we said… when government buys commodities and services, we must have some set aside for young people.
Life can be lived at a remove. You trade in futures, and then you trade in derivatives of futures. Banks make more money trading derivatives than they do trading actual commodities.
MF Global used to be known as Man Financial, and it had a reasonably good reputation. It did a humdrum business placing commodities trades for fund managers as well as farmers, grain dealers and others whose livelihoods depend on the vagaries of commodity prices.
Tough times helped many commodities producers become lean and mean through consolidation, mergers and cost-cutting. All that excess supply has been sopped up.
Jim Rogers
I feel like when it comes to the models, certain models are now like commodities in certain ways.
You can no longer buy commodities at Merrill Lynch. My guess is many analysts and even executives are too young to know how profitable a hot commodities market can be. They will soon.
Jim Rogers
The reporting of news has to be understood as propaganda for commodities, and events by images.
When one person has the ability to make one tweet and spiral the price of a particular asset at that level – you know, 10%-20% as opposed to 1% or 2% or 3%… You know, there’s volatility in everything, there’s volatility in commodities, there’s volatility in dollars but not that kind of volatility.
When not only gold but all commodities are available fo

When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit.
I have an eccentric view on commodities not necessarily shared by my colleagues – or by almost anybody. And that is, we’re running out of everything.
It is obvious, moreover, that the formation of price in capitalist society must differ from the formation of price in social conditions based upon the simple production of commodities.
Rudolf Hilferding
When you look at a commodities market you need hedgers and speculators. If you don’t have one, you don’t have a market. That’s how it works.
The global boom in commodities fueled by a debt-financed infrastructure and real-estate bubble in China is over.
The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt.
Jim Rogers
The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their soul in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment.
Herbert Marcuse
My first proper job was as a commodities broker. I went off to work every morning in an ’80s power suit. I couldn’t afford a good one, so I’d buy nice buttons instead and make it look better than it actually was.
The idea that commodities, as an asset class, is finished is just fundamentally flawed.
Some of these biggest financial institutions are out there trading in commodities. They’re buying oil tankers. This is not a financial system that has calmed down and is there to serve the American people.
For one cause or another, it has become necessary to impose restrictions upon the use of many commodities, including not a few of the necessities of life.
I never looked at people or singing as commodities.
Pat Benatar
StockX’s live marketplace will harness the Internet‘s natural ability to facilitate a better way to transact certain segments of ecommerce. We are going to bring the kind of trading platform and visibility to tangible products that financial and commodities markets have used for decades.
In commodities, when prices go up, demand goes down. In stocks, when prices go up, demand goes up.