Who Wins When Oil Hits Multiyear Lows

Oil prices hit new lows on Wednesday, dipping below $35 per barrel. The Wall Street Journal reports that the “global glut of crude” is to blame, explaining that production is high and companies in the sector are producing at full bore to maximize their revenues. To...

A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Investing

Commodities are “dead money”, but that does not mean they cannot work for you. While it is true that the upside is limited – a bag of coffee beans will never grow into two – the costs of holding commodities can be significant depending on how you choose to invest in...

Common Misconceptions About Commodities

Most financial advisors tell their clients to keep around 5-10 percent of their portfolios in commodities. The idea is that they act as a hedge to reduce volatility in investment portfolios. According to a 2010 study by Mercer et al. published in the American...

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