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Commodities For Dummies

Commodities For Dummies

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By (author) Amine Bouchentouf

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 231mm x 25mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118016874
  • ISBN 13: 9781118016879
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, map
  • Sales rank: 328,820

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Get more bang for your buck in the commodities market and start trading today 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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Amine Bouchentouf is an internationally acclaimed author and market commentator. You can follow his market analysis at www.commodities-investors.com.

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Get more bang for your buck in the commodities market and start trading todayWhile Wall Street has been troubled, commodity markets have been soaring. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you the basics on breaking into the commodities 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.Commodities 101 -- get a grasp on basic portfolio allocation methods, create and design an investing road map, and discover how commodities stack up against other investment vehiclesAvoid risky business -- arm yourself with the know-how tominimize risk and maximize returns with the help of commoditiesKnow your options -- understand the pros and cons of investing through the futures markets, the equity markets, ETFs, and mutual fundsEnergize your profits -- discover how to make big cash in energy, the largest sub-asset class in the commodities universePut the pedal to the metal -- find out everything you ever wanted to know about investing in gold, silver, copper, nickel, and other metalsOpen the book and find: Tips on choosing the right investment vehicleThe best ways to manage riskHow to choose a broker and open a trading accountWhy energy trading is hot (and profitable)A look at natural gas applicationsHow to trade agricultural productsThe benefits of investing in wind and solar powerAlternative energy sources you should know aboutLearn to: Break into the market and start trading todayDiversify your portfolioMinimize risk and maximize profitTrack commodities indexes

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: 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. Glossary. Index.