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Indecent exposure [to commodities]

Posted on 25 April 2014

Before there were alternative investments (”alts”) or hedge funds, having some exposure to commodities, served as a good way to diversify a portfolio against stock market volatility. Historical correlations to the stock market are rather low, or at least sporadic, and owning commodities can also be seen as a hedge against inflation (higher costs of raw goods).
However, since the price of crude oil cratered from $150 per barrel all the way down to $40 back in 2008, the commodities asset class as a whole has been more or less shunned. Despite the price of oil having somewhat recovered — it currently trades around $100 — now might be a good time to un-shun………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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