I’ve been investing in commodities for many years. It used to be difficult to invest in the commodities market. You could buy futures contracts, or invest in Managed Futures funds. Many options required a large minimum investment size (often over $100,000) and were limited to accredited investors. (In the U.S. being accredited means you have a net worth of at least one million U.S. dollars or an annual income of over $200,000). This left a lot of potential investors on the sidelines.
Then about five years ago the first commodity ETF was introduced, and since then everything has changed. There are now over 100 available exchange traded securities (commodity ETFs and ETNs) and you have a different problem: which ones to choose.
I realized that despite all these changes, many investors still lack a basic understanding of how to invest in commodities, and what role commodity funds can have in a diversified investment portfolio. That’s why I started this blog.
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