What are commodity prices and how can you profit from them?
Commodity prices are subject to wide and unpredictable swings. In the rising phase of the business cycle, when business is booming, resource demand expands faster than resource supply, so resource prices shoot up. This balloons profits for commodity investments. When the economy slumps, resource prices and commodity prices fall, and this drags down resource stock prices.
A crucial rule for commodity investing: if people generally believe the price of a commodity is sure to go up, the reverse often happens because both suppliers and users of the commodity also read the newspapers. They both take steps to protect themselves and profit from the situation. The suppliers try to increase supplies, and the users try to become more efficient or find alternative commodities.
We believe the best way to invest in, and profit from, commodities is by purchasing commodity stocks. The best commodity stocks are those of well-established and well-managed companies that will benefit from a rise in commodity prices.
Examples of commodity price movements you can benefit from includes stocks of producers of raw materials like copper, tin and aluminum, as well as agricultural products, such as corn, cocoa, coffee and sugar.
We think that most investors should have some exposure to resource and commodity investments in their portfolios, in reasonable amounts—say, up to around 20% of the total.
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Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
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