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Getting To Know The Asset Class - Commodities

Most people are familiar with stocks and bonds. A commonly recommended asset allocation is the 60/40 portfolio. However, this 60/40 portfolio is currently suffering its worst annual loss since more than 100 years ago. Adding some commodities to a portfolio would have helped lessen the loss to a certain extent.

For those who are new to commodities, this introductory video will answer a few simple questions:

  1. What are commodities?

  2. What is the difference between physical and financial commodities?

  3. What are the benefits of investing in commodities?

  4. What are the risks when you invest in commodities?

  5. How do you invest in commodities?

I hope you get to know a new asset class from this video and all the best in your investing!


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