What is Commodity Trading

Commodity trading is where various commodities and their derivatives products are bought and sold. A commodity is any raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought or sold, whether wheat, gold, or crude oil, among many others. When you engage in commodity trading, such commodities can diversify your asset portfolio. If you want to explore commodity trading, take the first step, and brush up on your basics. Get acquainted with the commodity market and how things work here.


To participate in the commodity market in India, you must know how to trade in commodity exchanges. A commodity exchange is a regulated market where the trading of commodities takes place. Traders may choose not to take physical delivery of commodities and instead deal in Futures contracts. A Futures contract is an agreement to buy or sell a fixed quantity of a commodity at a pre-decided price and within a stated expiry date.


Many traders in the commodity market in India trade through Futures contracts. Businesses use Futures to hedge against the prices of commodities that they handle to minimise the risk of financial loss. The commodity market in India also draws participation from speculators.

Self-trading platforms

Trade through our website, desktop application, or mobile app to trade on the go. Open a commodity trading account with us to enjoy

Dealer-assisted trading

Visit the nearest Kotak Securities branch or get the support you need from a dedicated dealer desk/relationship manager.