When it comes to commodity investing, there is perhaps no bigger name in the industry than the legendary investor Jim Rogers. As it is our understanding, Rogers has a rather bullish outlook on agricultural commodities, citing that prices are still depressed on a historical basis. The Wall Street Guru has also expressed his belief in investing in emerging markets, specifically in Asia, as the demand for energy and agricultural goods from these economies continues to rise alongside the booming populations across continent. For those investors who looking adopt an investment strategy that is inspired by the legendary investor (but one that is by no means endorsed by Jim Rogers), we outline an all ETF portfolio that is constructed with several key principles in mind that fall in-line with our understanding of Rogers’ outlook for various corners of the global market [for more agriculture allocation ideas subscribe to our free newsletter].
Drinking wine has been a pastime for thousands of years, as people from various periods in history have all enjoyed this alcoholic beverage. Today, wine remains an incredibly popular drink, but it has also developed into something else, an investment. There are now a number of people who will invest in wine for its potential to appreciate with time, allowing the owners to sell at a profit. Generally, as wine starts to age it becomes more coveted by the market, pushing its value higher (note that this only works with certain kinds of wines, your two-buck-Chuck will not fall under this category) [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand].
When most investors think of commodity investing, their go-to image is a gold coin or barrels of crude oil. But there are a number of other options that fall beyond the “standard” commodities. Many of these options fall under the “hard assets” category, as they are not traded on any sort of market, there are no futures or options, and the only way to establish exposure is to physically own the commodity. One of the most enticing hard asset investments comes in the form of fine artwork, as collectors have created a hefty supply and demand system as the years have gone by [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand].