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Commodities For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Commodities For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Amine Bouchentouf

ISBN: 978-1-118-09330-6

May 2011

384 pages

$16.99

Description

Get more bang for your buck in the commodities market and start trading today

While Wall Street has been troubled, commodity markets have been soaring. Since 2002, commodities have outperformed every other asset class including stocks, mutual funds, and real estate. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you the basics on breaking into the market, dispels common myths, and shows you how to implement a wide range of trading and investing strategies. It also helps you diversify your portfolio, measure risk, and apply market analysis techniques.

  • Expanded coverage of the types of commodities available to investors
  • Advice on how to manage the risks and rewards of commodities
  • Updated examples and information on SEC rules and regulations (and tax laws)

Featuring time-tested rules for investment success Commodities For Dummies helps you minimize risk, maximize profit, and find the shortest route to Easy Street.

Introduction.

Part I: Commodities: Just the Facts.

Chapter 1: Investors, Start Your Engines! An Overview of Commodities.

Chapter 2: Earn, Baby, Earn! Why You Should Invest in Commodities.

Chapter 3: Investing in Commodities: Only for the Brave?

Chapter 4: Feel the Love: Welcoming Commodities into Your Portfolio.

Part II: Getting Started with Types of Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 5: Benefi ting from Exchange-Traded Funds.

Chapter 6: Track and Trade: Investing through Commodity Indexes.

Chapter 7: Show Me the Money! Choosing the Right Manager.

Chapter 8: Exploring Commodity Exchanges, Brokers, and Trading Accounts.

Chapter 9: Back to the Future: Getting a Grip on Futures and Options.

Part III: The Power House: How to Make Money in Energy.

Chapter 10: It’s a Crude, Crude World: Investing in Crude Oil.

Chapter 11: Welcome to Gas Vegas, Baby! Trading Natural Gas.

Chapter 12: Keeping It Natural: Investing in Renewable Energy.

Chapter 13: Fuel for Thought: Looking at Alternative Energy Sources.

Chapter 14: Totally Energized: Investing in Energy Companies.

Part IV: Pedal to the Metal: Investing in Metals.

Chapter 15: All That Glitters: Investing in Gold, Silver, and Platinum.

Chapter 16: Metals That Prove Their Mettle: Steel, Aluminum, and Copper.

Chapter 17: Weighing Investments in Heavy and Not-So-Heavy Metals.

Chapter 18: Mine Your Own Business: Unearthing the Top Mining Companies.

Part V: Going Down to the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products.

Chapter 19: Breakfast of Champions: Profi ting from Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, and Orange Juice.

Chapter 20: How to Gain from Grains: Trading Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans.

Chapter 21: Alive and Kicking! Making Money Trading Livestock.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten or So Investing Resources You Can’t Do Without.

Chapter 23: Top Ten Market Indicators You Should Monitor.

Chapter 24: Top Ten Commodity ETFs.

Chapter 25: Top Ten Investment Vehicles for Commodities.

Glossary.

Index.