Commodities trading is a broad market made up of various essential goods such as energy, metals, livestock and agriculture. As commodity trading are considered CFDs they are useful for traders who want to expand their portfolios. As commodities trading typically moves in opposition to the stock market traders can take advantage of this to either make some immediate quick cash or to implement a long-term strategy. It is an unpredictable market that is greatly affected by demand and supply- when there is low supply, the demand goes up and vice versa. The unpredictable market may scare off some traders, but it also means that there are great opportunities to make a large profit. For those who wish to minimize their risk of loss, they can trade in precious metals which are a traditionally stable market.