The 5 Best CommodityHQ Stories From 2012

As commodity investing has grown in both popularity as well as investment options over the years, advisors and traders alike have relied on education to keep up with the fast-paced industry. At CommodityHQ, our goal is to provide investors of all kinds with valuable analysis and information on global commodity markets to help you make smarter decisions with your assets. Below, we outline five of the best stories from CommodityHQ this year to help investors make sense of a hectic 2012 [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]:

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PIMCO Recommends Hard Commodities to Weather Inflation

Joining the likes of Jim Rogers and George Soros, PIMCO has now thrown its hat into the hard asset ring. As the economic outlook for the U.S. has continually grown more and more bleak, we have seen a number of investors and experts hop on the commodities train as the best way to protect yourself from coming inflation. In PIMCO’s most recent economic outlook, the firm commented on the current state of the markets, the impact of QE3, and trends they see developing in the coming years, one of which was inflation [for more economic news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How to Build a Black Swan Hyperinflation Portfolio

The threat of hyperinflation in our current economic state is very minimal, though it is true that the U.S. is currently at the highest risk for such a phenomenon among major developed countries. Preparations for a hyperinflationary environment have heated up among some investors in recent years, as the consistent money printing from the Fed has many worried that inflation will spike at some point in the near future. For those who fear a major jump in inflation, we outline an all ETF portfolio to protect yourself from the havoc that inflation can wreak on your holdings [see also Doomsday Special: 7 Hard Asset Investments You Can Hold in Your Hand].

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How to Build a Commodity Guru Portfolio

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].

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How to Build a Futures Free Commodity Portfolio

For commodity traders, futures contracts and futures-based products are usually the go-to financial instruments for gaining exposure to your favorite hard assets. While futures investing may be appealing, there are many serious drawbacks and costly nuances to this strategy that can impact bottom-line returns. And without fully understanding how futures work and without being able to frequently monitor a trade, futures positions can quickly turn sour. For those who wish to avoid futures, we outline an all ETF portfolio that is designed to provide well-rounded exposure across all of the major commodities completely devoid of these contracts [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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The Beginner’s Guide to Wine Investment Funds: How to Invest in Fine Wine

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]. 

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The Beginner’s Guide to Art Investments: How to Invest in Fine Art

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].

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