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Investing in Commodities For Dummies

Investing in Commodities For Dummies

Amine Bouchentouf

ISBN: 978-1-119-12203-6

Oct 2015

288 pages

$12.99

Description

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!

Introduction 1

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

Index 253