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05:51 Mar 18, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: commodity mover
commodity mover

commodity= Warenbrse, Ware?
Local time: 14:21

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naRohstoffkäufer und -verkäuferUlrike Lieder
Mats Wiman



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commodity = Ware, Rohstoff
in diesem fall Rohstoff

Mats Wiman
Local time: 14:21
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Rohstoffkäufer und -verkäufer

I do wonder if "mover" should be translated literally here (Transporteur). Without further context, it's hard to say, but I suspect that the term "commodity movers" does not refer to the people who transport the commodities from point A to point B, but rather to the people who set the prices in the commodity market.

· Bloomberg offers the Commodity Mover's Page which features a frequently updated futures prices of crude oil, heating oil, and natural gas as well as other commodities. They also offer energy news briefs.

If you follow the link to the Commodity Mover's page, you find:
Commodity Movers Sun, 18 Mar 2001, 11:32am EST
The CRB/Bridge Futures Price Index is an unweighted geometric average of commodity price levels relative to the base year average price.
(along with some graphical representations of price developments).

Und als sich BASF einige tausend Tonnen Methanol über das Internet beschaffte, unterboten sich die Rohstoffverkäufer in der letzten Auktionsstunde im Fünf-Minuten-Takt.

Long Hedge: Kauf eines Futurekontrakts, um sich den Preis einer Ware, die man später einmal kaufen möchte, zu sichern; sinnvoll für Rohstoffkäufer, z.B. fleischverarbeitende Unternehmen, um langfristig mit festen Einkaufspreisen kalkulieren zu können.
(BTW, this particular site contains a glossary that might be helpful; take a look)

The term "Market Mover" is also used in German, so, instead of
Rohstoffkäufer und -verkäufer
you could also possibly say
Mover auf dem Rohstoffmarkt or Market Mover auf dem Rohstoffmarkt

(Vw) Wirtschaftsgut n, wirtschaftliches Gut n (syn, economic good)
(com) Ware f
– Handelsware – Rohstoff m
(cf, soft commodities, hard commodities)
(Bö) an der Warenbörse gehandeltes Produkt n
[Schäfer, Hyperbook Wirtschaftsenglisch]


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Ulrike Lieder
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7 hrs

Commodity is not just "Rohstoff" (which means raw material). Commodity is everything (and not just raw material)that is or can be traded, sold or bought in the trading or stock market or money business. Warenhändler is the correct translation in this case in my opinion.

See also (and use a 'find' for Warenhändler):

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