TITLE

Considering Commodities: Benefits and Traps

AUTHOR(S)
Buttell, Amy E.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Sep2011, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the benefits and problems in commodities investing into the mainstream for alternative investment like mutual funds and other exchange traded funds. It notes that portfolio manager Wayne Lin at Legg Mason Strategic Real Return Fund has said that advisers consider commodities due to resource scarcity. It adds that chief investment officer Adrian Cronje at Balentine has said that commodities are effective in hedging against inflation in consumer prices and debasement of fiat currencies.
ACCESSION #
65761537

 

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