Many ordinary citizens have been suffering from increased food prices since the war in Ukraine. Yet, investors are cashing in on (impending) shortages of food products and fuels. Courtesy of the politicians who, due to skilful lobbying by these investors, were persuaded to relax the rules for the financial sector during the pandemic.
Commodities zijn goederen en grondstoffen, zoals goud, olie, graan, koffie. Ze worden veelal in bulk verhandeld, fysiek of op termijncontracten.