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

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

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by Jeffrey M. Christian
     
 

"Commodities Rising, part memoir and part investment guide, provides a unique and practical perspective that is based on a rare combination of professional experiences."

-Donald F. Larson, Senior Economist, World Bank

"Jeffrey Christian brings twenty-five years of commodity market experience to his thoughtful and insightful new book. A keen analyst,

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"Commodities Rising, part memoir and part investment guide, provides a unique and practical perspective that is based on a rare combination of professional experiences."

-Donald F. Larson, Senior Economist, World Bank

"Jeffrey Christian brings twenty-five years of commodity market experience to his thoughtful and insightful new book. A keen analyst, Christian debunks many commodity market myths. There has been a substantial underinvestment in commodity research of late. His book is a 'must-read' for any investor wishing to avoid the pitfalls present in physical commodity investments."

-Terrence F. Martell, PhD, Saxe Distinguished Professor of Finance, Director, Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College, CUNY;Public Governor, New York Board of Trade

"If you've read one of the recent 'commodity craze' books, you'll appreciate the more careful, thorough account Christian provides here. His anecdotes and analysis will convince you that this is truly an insider's assessment."

-Peter A. Biebel, Vice President, Director of Futures Research, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

"In addition to its depth, Christian's book is extremely reader-friendly, presenting commodity issues from various angles. I strongly recommend to anyone interested in commodities that they read this book; and to those still unfamiliar with the subject, I recommend that they take a look. The rewards will be significant, intellectually and possibly financially."

-Takamasa Akiyama, Professor of Development Economics, Nihon University, Mishima, Japan, and Senior Advisor, Foundation for Advanced Studies onInternational Development (FASID), Tokyo, Japan Analyze the current commodity environment and look out over the next few years to identify potential profit situations in Commodities Rising. You'll learn how commodities can be used to reduce risk and increase returns in a balanced investment portfolio. Author and commodities expert Jeffrey Christian debunks much of the misinformation currently circulating about commodities and provides a reasoned reality-check you can use to evaluate the claims and promises of various publications and brokerages in the commodity field. Specific issues addressed throughout this book include:

  • the variety of commodity investments exchange traded funds, stocks, futures, and options;
  • commodities in the global economy;
  • commodity trading/investing strategies.
Filled with in-depth insights and engaging anecdotes gleaned from the author's 30 years in the commodity markets, this is an invaluable resource for the serious investor or trader.

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 with that in your man-bag.' ( City Wealth, November 2006)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471772255
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/23/2006
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.

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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.