Considering Commodities: Benefits and Traps

Buttell, Amy E.
September 2011
Journal of Financial Planning;Sep2011, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p34
Academic Journal
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.


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