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Commodity volatility can be significantly more than volatility in interest rates, and foreign currency exchange rates. Measured commodity volatility as reported in standard deviations in price variability historically does not settle below 15 percent and often rises to more than fifty percent. As a rule supply and demand are the main factors in commodity volatility. Commodity suppliers and commodities buyers often stockpile in order to maintain price stability but when shortages occur either due to production failure or rising demand commodity prices can go up dramatically. It is commodity volatility that makes trading commodities profitable for traders. Using both fundamental and technical analysis, traders can profit by accurately predicting commodity price changes. Commodity and futures training can help someone beginning commodity futures trading to understand the use of technical analysis tools such as Candlestick chart formations in trading commodities.