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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Table of ContentsIntroduction.
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.