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My previous post showed that over the period January 1991-June 2009, commodities’ high volatility and very low correlation to equities combined to provide a significant diversification benefit. The S&P GSCI returned just 3.1 percent during this period, but a 5 percent allocation impacted the portfolio as if it had actually returned 7.2 percent. The incremental return of 4.1 percent is a “diversification return.” While commodity returns were poor during this period, including an allocation to the asset class would have improved the risk-adjusted returns of the portfolio. You should also consider that this was a ...
From 2001 to 2008, the CRB commodities index rose almost 240%, while the SP500 dropped around 33%. Commodity ETF's have been and will continue being a profitable trade. For those who shifted their investing theme from stocks to commodities, these “bad years” between 2000 and 2009 could have been very good indeed! Commodity investments are focused on things used everyday such as oil, corn, beef, iron, gold, silver, etc., for food, electronics, and infrastructure. Commodities were definitely not the place to be from 1980 until 2000 losing money or treading water for 20 ... Read More
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