13 High-Yielding Commodities For 2013

As many individual investors have taken a cue from professional and institutional money managers, alternative investments have gone mainstream – and commodities lead the trend. Interest in this asset class has exploded as individual retail investors have discovered commodities’ vast benefits, like low correlation to equities and bonds, inflation-fighting capabilities and their ability to profit from some of the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets. These benefits have made funds like the  PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC) popular holdings in many portfolios [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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MLPs Are Getting Crushed

Investors knew that the results of the election would bode well for some asset classes and be a hindrance for others, and it appears that one of the losers has come out of the weeds. The MLP sector has been stuck in a downward spiral since Barack Obama was announced the winner of his second presidential term. Romney’s policies were largely considered to be more beneficial for big oil and gas with projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline approval, among others [for more MLP news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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