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. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you the basics on breaking into the commodities 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.

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Commodities For Dummies

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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. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you the basics on breaking into the commodities 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.

  • Commodities 101 — get a grasp on basic portfolio allocation methods, create and design an investing road map, and discover how commodities stack up against other investment vehicles

  • Avoid risky business — arm yourself with the know-how tominimize risk and maximize returns with the help of commodities

  • Know your options — understand the pros and cons of investing through the futures markets, the equity markets, ETFs, and mutual funds

  • Energize your profits — discover how to make big cash in energy, the largest sub-asset class in the commodities universe

  • Put the pedal to the metal — find out everything you ever wanted to know about investing in gold, silver, copper, nickel, and other metals

Open the book and find:

  • Tips on choosing the right investment vehicle

  • The best ways to manage risk

  • How to choose a broker and open a trading account

  • Why energy trading is hot (and profitable)

  • A look at natural gas applications

  • How to trade agricultural products

  • The benefits of investing in wind and solar power

  • Alternative energy sources you should know about

Learn to:

  • Break into the market and start trading today

  • Diversify your portfolio

  • Minimize risk and maximize profit

  • Track commodities indexes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118093306
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/12/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 389,631
  • File size: 12 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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 of Commodities.

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

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

Chapter 4: Feel the Love: Welcoming Commodities into Your Portfolio.

Part II: Getting Started with Types of Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 5: Benefi ting from Exchange-Traded Funds.

Chapter 6: Track and Trade: Investing through Commodity Indexes.

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

Chapter 8: Exploring Commodity Exchanges, Brokers, and Trading Accounts.

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

Part III: The Power House: How to Make Money in Energy.

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

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

Chapter 12: Keeping It Natural: Investing in Renewable Energy.

Chapter 13: Fuel for Thought: Looking at Alternative Energy Sources.

Chapter 14: Totally Energized: Investing in Energy Companies.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 18: Mine Your Own Business: Unearthing the Top Mining Companies.

Part V: Going Down to the Farm: Trading Agricultural Products.

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

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

Chapter 21: Alive and Kicking! Making Money Trading Livestock.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten or So Investing Resources You Can’t Do Without.

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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