(PRWEB) September 15, 2017
"Success Files," a short- and long-form documentary style show featuring host Rob Lowe, goes inside the world of commodities investing and trading. The commodities market, according to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), have been traded in the country since after the Civil War and has been regulated by the Federal government since the 1920s. The CFTC, created in 1974, acts as the primary regulator for the trading of commodities in the United States, ensuring an efficient, safe, and orderly marketplace for investors, consumers, and traders.
Commodities are generally defined as any type of raw material like steel, precious metals (e.g. silver, gold, aluminum), and oil or products that are agricultural based and sold in the marketplace. These include coffee, pork, cattle, corn, and other similar products.
The series looks at the importance of the commodities market as it affects both the U.S. and global economy. The show also offers a glimpse into the market for commodities worldwide, some $140 billion of agricultural imports from the U.S. alone versus $100 million in imports that the country receives, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Trading and investing in commodities is an important economic activity and one the show explores fully, through different perspectives.
"Success Files" is an award-winning, independently produced program hosted by Rob Lowe containing educational content that helps viewers learn more about the world around them. It is distributed for airing through various media outlets and Public Television PBS Member Stations based on their discretionary scheduling.