Inflation, Commodity Prices, and Portfolio Diversification

This two-page article examines the case for portfolio diversification with commodities. It especially focuses on inflation, commodity prices and what to consider when adding commodities to an investment portfolio.

Topics include:

  • The advantages of commodity investments
  • The growing interest in alternative investments, including commodities
  • The correlation between the stock market and commodity price inflation
  • The impact of supply and demand fundamentals

Author:
Bob Biolsi, Associate Director, Energies and Metals Research and Product Development at CME Group is the author of Inflation, Commodity Prices, and Portfolio Diversification.

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