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A Decade In Commodities: Arabica Coffee Roasts The Competition In Softs


It has the most fascinating story of the soft commodities complex, rising from 13-year-lows to become the darling of the space for this decade, all within seven months.

Yet, the odd thing about arabica coffee is it will end 2019 a little lower from where it closed 2009.

That means, if you had bought ten contracts of arabica on the New York Board of Trade a decade ago at nearly $1.36 per lb (37,500 lbs per contract), you’d be cashing out $15,000 or 3% less of your $510,000 investment, given the current pricing of almost $1.32 per lb.

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