Soft commodities are also known as agricultural commodities. As opposed to hard commodities, which are mined out of the earth, soft commodities are grown. Examples of soft commodities include corn, coffee, and sugar. The asset class is popular among high leverage forex brokers and traders, who typically trade them as CFDs with high leverage and on short time frames using technical analysis.
Soft commodities represent a very different asset class from forex, and some traders have found that their trading strategies work better in the commodities sector than they do in the currency market. As such, most high leverage forex brokers also offer at least some of the soft commodities as an alternative to forex for their traders.