Energy commodities are mostly hard commodities that are mined or extracted. They include fossil fuels like Coal
(in various blends and grades) and Natural Gas
. The price of these commodities is one of the most watched economic indicators by traders, economists, governments and businesses given the correlation between economic growth and energy consumption. Their price is influenced by global economic up- or downturns, by production cuts or increases and by emerging green energies. Their price influences other commodities since it takes energy to produce them.
Energy commodities are widely used in industrial applications and they drive inflation, which makes them an effective hedge against it. You can trade or invest in energy commodities through futures contracts, options, exchange-traded funds and stocks of companies in the energy sector. Oil is the most widely traded commodity worldwide and the Oil room is one of the most popular custom chats on TradingView. We also have an active Natural Gas room where traders talk in real-time about where the market is going.