Commodities For Dummies

Commodities For Dummies

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By (author) Amine Bouchentouf

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 229mm x 23mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470049286
  • ISBN 13: 9780470049280
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, map
  • Sales rank: 495,788

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Since 2002, commodities have outperformed every other asset class including stocks, mutual funds and real estate. If you're itching to get in on the fun and profit, Commodities For Dummies is the resource you need to find out how to break into the commodities market and understand how to trade and prosper. You'll discover:* How commodities stack up against other investment vehicles* How to identify, manage, and overcome risk* The pros and cons of futures, equities, ETFs and mutual funds* Specific techniques for analyzing and trading in commodities* Powerful profits in energy-crude oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, and alternatives* What you need to know about trading in metals-precious and not-so-precious* How to grow your portfolio with farm products Featuring time-tested rules for investment success, this comprehensive, user-friendly guide helps you minimize risk, maximize profit, and find the shortest route to Easy Street.

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Amine Bouchentouf is President and Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Investment Advisors LLC. Renaissance is an international financial advisory firm headquartered in New York City, which provides long-term strategic advice to individuals, institutions, and governments around the world. Amine is a world-renowned market commentator and analyst and has appeared in media in the United States, Great Britain, France, the United Arab Emirates, and Brazil. He is a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Authors Guild and is also involved with the Council on Foreign Relations. He offers regular market intelligence briefings through the Web site www.commodities-investor.com.

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Grow your portfolio through energy, metals, and agricultural products Get more bang for your buck in the commodities market and start trading todayLooking to cash in on commodities? This plain-English guide gives you the basics on breaking into the market, dispelling common myths, and presenting a wide range of trading and investing strategies. It will help you diversify your portfolio, measure risk, and apply market analysis techniques. You'll also see how commodities stack up against other assets and how to avoid investing pitfalls.Discover how toChoose the right fund for youDevelop a solid investment strategyUnderstand commodities exchangesIdentify and minimize riskFind a reputable brokerProfit from global market trends

Table of contents

Introduction. 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: Is Investing in Commodities Only for the Brave? Chapter 4: Get Ready to Rumble! Commodity Bulls vs. Bears. Chapter 5: Feel the Love: Welcoming Commodities into Your Portfolio. Part II: Getting Started. Chapter 6: Show Me the Money! Choosing the Right Manager. Chapter 7: Track and Trade: Investing through Commodity Indexes. Chapter 8: Understanding How Commodities Exchanges Work. Chapter 9: Back to the Future: Getting a Grip on Futures and Options. Chapter 10: Technically Speaking: Using Technical Analysis. Part III: The Power House: How to Make Money in Energy. Chapter 11: It's a Crude, Crude World! Investing in Crude Oil. Chapter 12: Welcome to Gas Vegas, Baby! Trading Natural Gas. 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: Getting the 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: Profiting from Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, and Orange Juice. Chapter 20: How to Gain from Grains: Trading Corn, Wheat, and Soybeans. Chapter 21: Alive and Kicking! How to Make Money Trading Livestock. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Top Ten Ways to Invest in Commodities. Chapter 23: Top Ten Market Indicators You Should Monitor. Chapter 24: Ten or So Resources You Can't Do Without. Part VII: The Appendix. Appendix: Glossary of Technical Terms. Index.