Thursday, October 14, 2010

Adding commodities to your investment portfolio

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The Little Book of Commodity Investing
John Stephenson
( http://www.wiley.com/)

When commodities are ‘on fire'

Many investors have reached a fork in the investment road, observes John Stephenson in The Little Book of Commodity Investing. “They can continue down the one they've always travelled – their portfolios stuffed full of stocks, bonds, and real estate. But from 2000 to 2009, that road led nowhere. Alternatively, investors can choose the road that isn't particularly well travelled but that's been proved to chop risk and boost returns by including commodities in an investment portfolio.”

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