08.02.2013 - Pension plans are fleeing commodities. Should you?
As the stock market nears all-time highs, a lot of investors are starting to look around for ways to diversify their portfolios in case the stock market reverses. One asset class that has become increasingly popular for diversification is commodities. Though investing in commodities used to require using futures and trading on margin, with the introduction of new commodity-based exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes, buying and holding commodities has never been easier. The question is does buying commodities to add a layer of diversification and protection to your portfolio actually work?..............................................Full Article: Source
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