Our Businesses

Commodities, Foods and Machinery:

Commodities, Foods and Machinery:

Our offerings include commodities broking services, hedging solutions and arbitrage desk to meet the requirements of all kinds of market participants. We have an experienced research division involved in macro & commodity complex research and commodity specific research. This is combined with a strong and well networked professional, which helps deliver current and up-to-date market information and news. We have an extensive network spread across the world through our associates.

Millennium Commodity Services is promoted by the Millennium group that has decades of experience in commodity trading. Millennium Holdings is a trading-cum-clearing member of the leading national commodity exchanges across the world.

The commodities broking services cater to the retail private investor segment, while the hedging Services are offered through our corporate desk to the producing and consuming firms that have either direct or economic exposure to the underlying commodity.

We at Millennium have a strong top management team that has decades experience in the commodity and financial services industry, leading the company with a vision and willingness to take it to the next big level.

There are various types of commodities available to be traded in the market. Broadly, they are categorized as soft and hard commodities.

With offices in various countries, Millennium has access to factories, mines and bulk producers of commodities, like cement, iron and steel, aluminium, copper, nickel, zinc, coal, limestone, just about everything in foods and spices, fruit and other perishables, engineering goods, medical equipment, all kinds of metal scrap, bulk rail scrap, etc. Millennium has bagged a large government contract for disposal of millions of metric tons of rail scrap.

Supply of primary aggregates used to manufacture composites for the construction, infrastructure and transport industry. Aggregates like sand, slag, crushed and natural gravel, limestone, crushed rock and granite are some of the products that can be supplied.

Commodity Types

Soft commodities

A soft commodity is a general term that is used for commodities grown on agricultural farms, rather than mined from the earth or extracted from other substances. Corn, wheat, soybean, and sugar are some examples of soft commodities. Soft commodities have a limited shelf life and they are highly prone to damage due to bad weather. As such, their prices tend to be volatile in the short term. In fact, the weather plays a huge role in determining the prices of soft commodities. The prices of soft commodities can move sharply with sudden changes in a weather forecast.

Hard commodities

A hard commodity is a type of commodity that is either mined from the earth or extracted from natural resources. Gold and crude oil are examples of hard commodities. Some hard commodities are also produced by refining other commodities. For example, gasoline is produced by refining crude oil.

Hard commodities are easier to store than soft commodities because they are not perishable. Besides, the weather does not have a direct impact on their production and supply. As such, the market for hard commodities is generally less volatile in the short run than the market for soft commodities. The prices of hard commodities depend more on global macroeconomic fundamentals, such as GDP growth, industrial production, and interest rates.

Why Commodities

Commodity markets are volatile. Smart investors can take advantage of these price swings to make gains. Well-planned commodity investments can provide higher returns than investments in other assets. Reasons for choosing commodities

  1. 1. Diversification
  2. 2. Inflation protection
  3. 3. Hedge against event risk
  4. 4. Liquidity
  5. 5. Trading on lower margin
  6. 6. High returns