Commodities For Dummies

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118016879
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 475,069
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Amine Bouchentouf is an internationally acclaimed author and market commentator. You can follow his market analysis at www.commodities-investors.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Commodities: Just the Facts.

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

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

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

Chapter 4: Feel the Love: Welcoming Commodities into YourPortfolio.

Part II: Getting Started with Types of InvestmentVehicles.

Chapter 5: Benefi ting from Exchange-Traded Funds.

Chapter 6: Track and Trade: Investing through CommodityIndexes.

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

Chapter 8: Exploring Commodity Exchanges, Brokers, and TradingAccounts.

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

Part III: The Power House: How to Make Money inEnergy.

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

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

Chapter 12: Keeping It Natural: Investing in RenewableEnergy.

Chapter 13: Fuel for Thought: Looking at Alternative EnergySources.

Chapter 14: Totally Energized: Investing in EnergyCompanies.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 18: Mine Your Own Business: Unearthing the Top MiningCompanies.

Part V: Going Down to the Farm: Trading AgriculturalProducts.

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

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

Chapter 21: Alive and Kicking! Making Money TradingLivestock.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten or So Investing Resources You Can’t DoWithout.

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.

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