Asset Classes

Commodities

Commodities come with returns that are substantially independent of stock and bond returns. Mixing in broad commodity exposure with stocks and bonds can help significantly diversify a portfolio, potentially reducing the risk of an overall portfolio and boosting returns. Given their impact on consumer goods prices, this distinct asset class can also offer a hedge against inflation.

More About Commodity

Strategies

Diversification

Terms

Return
Inflation

Mentioned by the Following

Entities

Dent Research
Vale SA
New York Mercantile Exchange
COMEX Commodities Exchange
S&P GSCI
Chicago Board Options Exchange

Locations

Brazil

People

Jesse Livermore
Dan Ferris
Bill Shaw
Greg Diamond
Tom Hutchinson
Jeff Kennedy
Jim Martens
Ben Morris
Kelley Wright
Ron Rowland
Patrick Watson
Jared Dillian

Publications

The Casey Report
International Speculator
World Commodities and World Currency
The Great Crash Ahead: Strategies
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
Real Wealth Strategist
Apex Profit Alert
Commodity Junctures
Ultimate Wealth Report
Financial Intelligence Report
Investment Opportunities
The Speculator

Strategies

30 Year Commodity Cycle
Long Position

Terms

Commodity Research Bureau Index
S&P GSCI
Portfolio
Investment Management
Current Price
Structured Note
Derivative
Securities Fraud

  • An increase in insider investments (private deals) in the commodity space can often foreshadow an upcoming increase in related commodity and share pricesĀ 
  • Comparing the S&P GSCI Index to the S&P 500 Index can give an indication of when commodities are relatively cheap or expensive