The Surging Demographic Trends Behind Grain Investing

One of the driving forces behind commodity investing has been the exponential increase in the human population, as demand for these products continues to grow at an alarming rate. Among these commodities, grains are perhaps the most essential, as they are the staple of food products all over the world. Food commodities enjoy relatively inelastic demand; a demand that has been rapidly growing alongside the global population [for more grains news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Jim Rogers: This Sector Will Boom in the Coming Years

“It’s unavoidable” says Jim Rogers of a coming recession. He notes that roughly every four to six years has seen an economic slowdown in the U.S., and that 2013 and 2014 will be no exception to that rule. For months now, Rogers has been warning investors that our culminating debt issues and a sluggish economy will lead to a recession that is even worse than that of 2008. He has continually told investors to be very worried and to prepare themselves, but unlike most others who predict a doomsday-like scenario, Rogers has given advice on how to prepare yourself [for more economic news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2012 Commodity ETF Launches: Winners and Losers

The ETF world cracked commodity investing wide open. It used to be that commodity exposure was left for active traders and hedgers who had the know-how and time to play the futures market, leaving the little guys out to dry. Now, investors have the ability to invest in anything from physical gold, to leveraged copper all through an ETF ticker. As 2012 has progressed we have seen a fair amount of new commodity products hit the market. Below, we list the commodity products that have emerged from the pack, and those who are still struggling to stay afloat [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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