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Commodity Market

Commodities enable investors to exploit the growth opportunities in just about every component of the production process of the global economy. The most actively traded commodities include energy products such as crude oil and gasoline, agricultural products such as wheat and corn, soft products such as sugar and coffee, and metals such as gold, silver, and copper. Commodities are an important asset class for investors to hedge against inflation, sovereign credit risks, and event risks. Thanks to the low correlations between commodities and other asset classes, adding exposures to commodities can help diversify a portfolio beyond traditional stocks and bonds, reducing risks and potentially boosting return. Rather than investing in the physical materials directly, most investors participate in the commodity markets by trading futures or by investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index funds, or mutual funds.

 

Overall View of the Commodity Market
 

 
Commodity Index

Commodity Index

ETFs: DBC GSG GCC
Futures: CR
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Crude Oil

Crude Oil

ETFs: DBO USO OIL
Futures: CL
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Corn

Corn

ETFs: CORN
Futures: C
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Gold

Gold

ETFs: GLD IAU DGL
Futures: GC
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Copper

Copper

ETFs: JJC
Futures: HG
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Wheat

Wheat

ETFs:  WEAT
Futures: W
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Silver

Silver

ETFs: SLV SIVR
Futures: SI
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Soybean

Soybean

ETFs:  SOYB
Futures: S
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Coffee

Coffee

ETFs:  JO
Futures: KC
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