How to Invest in Electricity
Electricity is a relatively straightforward investment, though most investors do not think of this intangible asset as a commodity. Well before electricity was actually "discovered", ancient societies were aware of its presence from electric fish, as they referred to these creatures as the "Thunderers of the Nile". Many credit Benjamin Franklin as the first to discover electricity with his extensive testing involving a kite and a key on it, but researchers had been testing into the phenomenon long before that event.
As an investment, electricity has a relatively solid base; it is almost entirely inelastic as a large portion of the world relies on it to get through their every day lives. Recessions and market pullbacks will have little to no impact on its consumption, making it a solid long-term investment.