How to Invest in Corn

Corn is generally perceived as a dietary staple, but the market for this agricultural commodity extends far beyond the dinner plate. Corn's largest use is actually in animal feed, meaning that demand for this resource is tied to demand for protein intake and global population growth. Corn is also used in a number of other applications, including biofuels, sweeteners, and other consumer products.

Corn has appeal as an investable asset because it can serve as a hedge against inflation brought about by increases in food prices. Moreover, some see corn as an asset that should appreciate if emerging markets continue to develop and urbanize at an impressive rate.

Investors seeking exposure to corn have a number of options; in addition to an exchange-traded fund, corn futures are heavily traded and extremely liquid.

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