Add another dimension to your portfolio with commodities
Do you know how commodities stack up against other investment options? Investing In Commodities For Dummies is a straightforward resource that provides an in-depth look at what commodities are and how they might prove beneficial to your portfolio. This approachable reference covers the basics on breaking into the commodities market while dispelling myths and sharing a wide range of trading and investing strategies. Simply put, it spotlights the opportunities on the commodities market while leading you away from the mistakes that have plagued other investors. Use this text to understand how to diversify your portfolio, measure risk, and apply market analysis techniques that guide your decision-making.
Commodities, including oil, silver, gold, and more, play an important role in everyday life. Because they hold such a steady role in today's world, many investors have found them to be a reliable component of a well-rounded portfolio. Depending upon your current investment portfolio and your financial goals, it might be a great idea to add commodities to your strategy.
- Understand how to break into the commodities market and start trading immediately
- Diversify your portfolio to protect your assets to meet your financial goals
- Minimize the risk associated with your investment strategy while maximizing profits
- Track commodities indexes and use this knowledge to make informed investment decisions
Whether you're an amateur investor or you're simply looking to expand your investments, Investing In Commodities For Dummies is a fantastic guide to adding commodities to your investment strategy!
About the Author
Amine Bouchentouf is a registered investment advisor, a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers, and a partner at Commodities Investors, LLC. A world-renowned market commentator, he has appeared on media in the US, the UK, France, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil.
Table of Contents
Part I: Just the Facts on Commodities 5
Chapter 1: Investors, Start Your Engines! An Overview of Commodities 7
Chapter 2: The Pros and Cons of Commodities 19
Part II: Making Money in Energy 37
Chapter 3: It’s a Crude, Crude World: Investing in Crude Oil 39
Chapter 4: Welcome to Gas Vegas! Investing in Natural Gas 55
Chapter 5: Investing in Renewable and Alternative Energy69
Chapter 6: Totally Energized: Investing in Energy Companies 89
Part III: Metals and Agricultural Products 105
Chapter 7: Investing in the Precious: Gold, Silver, and Platinum 107
Chapter 8: All About that Base: Investing in Steel, Aluminum, Copper, and Other Metals 125
Chapter 9: Unearthing the Potential: Investing in Mining Companies 141
Chapter 10: Trading Agricultural Products 151
Part IV: Selecting an Investment Approach 171
Chapter 11: Welcoming Commodities into Your Portfolio 173
Chapter 12: Investing in ETFs and Commodities Indexes 187
Chapter 13: Getting a Grip on Futures and Options 205
Chapter 14: Choosing a Manager or Broker and Trading Accounts 221
Part V: The Part of Tens 241
Chapter 15: Ten Market Indicators You Should Monitor 243
Chapter 16: Ten Investment Vehicles for Commodities 249