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The Commodities Investor

A beginner's guide to diversifying your portfolio with commodities

By Philip Scott

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About the Author

Philip Scott

A history and politics graduate from University College Dublin, following the completion of his MA in Film and a subsequent short stint working in television, Philip Scott moved from his native Dublin to London in 1999, where he went on to study journalism. Philip has worked in financial journalism for the past six years. He began his career on specialist titles such as Investment Week, Money ... Read more on Philip Scott

Contents Listing

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

Section A - Energy
Introduction
1. Oil
2. Natural Gas
How To Invest In Energy

Section B - Precious Metals
Introduction
4. Gold
5. Platinum
6. Palladium
7. Silver
How To Invest In Precious Metals

Section C - Industrial Metals
Introduction
8. Aluminium
9. Copper
10. Nickel
11. Zinc
How To Invest In Industrial Metals

Section D - Agriculture
Introduction
12. Corn
13. Soybeans
14. Wheat
How To Invest In Agriculture

Appendix
Commodity ETFs Listed On The LSE
Index
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction

Section A - Energy
Introduction
1. Oil
2. Natural Gas
How To Invest In Energy

Section B - Precious Metals
Introduction
4. Gold
5. Platinum
6. Palladium
7. Silver
How To Invest In Precious Metals

Section C - Industrial Metals
Introduction
8. Aluminium
9. Copper
10. Nickel
11. Zinc
How To Invest In Industrial Metals

Section D - Agriculture
Introduction
12. ...

Jacket Text

In the last decade the performance of commodity assets has been remarkable. Rising demand for raw materials from emerging economies, political and economic disruptions to production and supply, and the introduction of commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs) have combined to push up the cost of the globe's resources. In many of the commodities markets prices rose to record levels, only to fall again sharply in the 2007-2009 financial crisis.

But many experts believe that the bull-run in commodities is not yet finished and it is argued that prices could continue to rise well into the next decade. This presents opportunities for investors, but what is the best way to capitalise on these opportunities?

The aim of this book is to help investors understand the fundamentals behind the major commodities in the primary resource sectors - energy, base metals, precious metals and agriculture - and to show the value of commodities as a means to diversify exposure and spread risk.

The individual commodities within the four sectors are examined in turn, with an analysis of historic price performance, an outline of the supply and demand dynamics, and a discussion on the future outlook for each resource. In each case the best and safest routes for gaining exposure to the four main sectors are explained, and a full list of commodity ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange is also provided.

The book provides the investor with both the rationale for diversifying part of an investment portfolio into commodities and the basic knowledge required in order to invest successfully in these exciting and ever changing sectors.

Media Coverage

Millionaire Lifestyle Magazine

Commodities present a good way for investors to diversify their portfolios away from equities, especially with the growth in quantity and range of ETFs available.

This book provides an ...

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Share Crazy

Any investor would be well-advised to devote a part of their portfolio to commodities. Whether it be a position in oil and industrial minerals to take advantage of a booming world economy or an ...

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Mlmagazine.com

Featured in Millionaire Lifestyle MagazineJuly 2010

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Sharecrazy.com

"Offers a superb introduction...definitively worth a look."- Muhammad Altamash, Share Crazy1st July 2010

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