Commodities Rising: The Reality Behind the Hype and How To Really Profit in the Commodities Market

( 1 )

Overview

Commodities markets are a fascinating part of the world economy andfinancial markets. Besides being the building blocks of the realeconomy, commodities provide investors with superior long-terminvestment performance results and offer traders tremendousshort-term opportunities.

Over his thirty-year career, commodities expert JeffreyChristian has gained broad firsthand knowledge about how thesemarkets work; how commodities are monetized and traded around theworld; and how these ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $7.00   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

Commodities markets are a fascinating part of the world economy andfinancial markets. Besides being the building blocks of the realeconomy, commodities provide investors with superior long-terminvestment performance results and offer traders tremendousshort-term opportunities.

Over his thirty-year career, commodities expert JeffreyChristian has gained broad firsthand knowledge about how thesemarkets work; how commodities are monetized and traded around theworld; and how these various transactions are executed. Now, inCommodities Rising, he wants to share those experiences withyou.

Written in a straightforward and accessible style, CommoditiesRising analyzes the current commodity environment and looks outover the next few years to identify potential profit situations forinvestors and traders. More importantly, it will show you howcommodities can be used to reduce risk and increase returns in abalanced investment portfolio. You'll be introduced to a variety ofways in which you can gain exposure to commodities—throughboth direct and indirect means—as well as discover somespecific strategies that will allow you to use the instruments youchoose effectively and manage your positions with confidence.

Commodities Rising also works hard to debunk much of themisinformation currently circulating about this market, andprovides a reasoned and authoritative reality check. Some of themore widely circulated myths are addressed, including the conceptof a long-lasting supercycle in rising commodity prices and theidea that China will be a massive consumer of commodities whoseactions will drive prices even higher.

The second half of this book takes a deeper look at sixteenspecific commodities grouped under the following headings:

  • Precious metals: gold, silver, platinum,and palladium
  • Energy: petroleum, natural gas, and uranium
  • Tropical agriculturals: cocoa, coffee, and cotton
  • Grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat
  • Base metals: copper, lead, and zinc

Each chapter includes critical background information needed toassess the attractiveness of these individual commodities asinvestments.

Filled with in-depth insights, practical examples, and a numberof engaging anecdotes, Commodities Rising is an invaluableinformational resource for today's serious investor or trader.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"one of the most brilliant and independent-minded analysts. . . "(Barron's, December 18, 2006)

…you would definitely look like you did your homework withthat in your man-bag.' ( City Wealth, November 2006)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471772255
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/23/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

JEFFREY M. CHRISTIAN is Managing Director of the CPM Group, one of the world's premier precious metals and commodities research and consulting companies. He began his career in commodities as a journalist at Metals Week, and then moved to J. Aron, which later became the commodities trading division of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Christian founded CPM Group when he spun off his research team from Goldman Sachs in 1986. He speaks frequently at commodity industry conferences and seminars, and oversees the publication of CPM's renowned precious metal yearbooks. Mr. Christian is quoted frequently in the financial press and has appeared on several financial news programs to discuss commodities.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1. The Commodities Rush Is On.

Chapter 2. The Myth of the Commodities Supercycle and theChinese Consuming Giant.

Chapter 3. Commodities and the Global Economy.

Chapter 4. Commodities as an Asset Class.

Chapter 5. Commodity Investment Vehicles.

Chapter 6. Commodity Strategies.

Chapter 7. Precious Metals.

Chapter 8. Energy Commodities.

Chapter 9. Tropical Agriculturals.

Chapter 10. Grains and Oilseeds.

Chapter 11. Base Metals.

Chapter 12. The Fundamentals Still Apply.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    The facts about commodities from cotton to gold

    Commodities markets are awash in misinformation and disinformation. Huge price swings can inflict painful losses. Should you flee to the investment standards of stocks and bonds? That might be your first instinct, but it could deprive you of strong returns, says commodities expert Jeffrey M. Christian in this smart, compelling study. He offers no get-rich-quick secrets. Instead, he emphasizes the importance of sound analysis and solid decision-making. Christian nicely cuts through the hype to give a clear-eyed view of China¿s effect on commodities prices. His writing is a bit stiff at times, and but he avoids too much jargon and moves at a good pace in this informative introduction to a complex field. getAbstract recommends it to investors seeking savvy insights and for their portfolios.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)