Your Questions About How To Invest In Commodities

Donald asks…

Will commodities or commodity stocks do better in an inflationary environment?

I read an article saying that in times of high inflation investing in commodities provides the best return while stocks don’t do as well. My question is if there is inflation to come is it better to be in commodities outright or invested in stocks of companies that produce commodities?

John answers:

Some commodities do well during inflationary or deflationary times – but NOT ALL do well.

For example, GOLD and GOLD STOCKS are probably the two best investments you can make during both inflationary and deflationary periods. Gold has been the standard on which most countries base their currencies for centuries. America used to be based on the Gold standard.

So there are many good Gold stocks that you can buy if you don’t want to buy Gold bullion. Do a search for Gold stocks on yahoo finance to see what comes up.

Http://stocksbuyorsell.com/stocks-buy-sell/318-how-buy-sell-stocks-online.html

William asks…

What kind of market am I investing in if I invest in Gold Savings?

What kind of market would I be investing in if I keep part of my wealth in gold. Is it the commodity market? But in commodity markets, people buy and sell Contracts. Therefore, I don’t think keeping part of my savings in gold is similar to investing in commodity market. Any ideas?

John answers:

To invest in gold, check out:
Central Fund of Canada (AMEX:CEF) which holds nothing but gold & silver bullion so you get exposure to the physical, and you don’t have to worry about storage/delivery/insurance.
Www.apmex.com
www.bulliondirect.com
www.tulving.com
www.kitgo.com
www.gold-eagle.com
(Disclosure: This is not to be considered a recommendation for any of the above as I do not invest in gold and have not tried to research any of the above sites).

Lisa asks…

What kind of market am I investing in if I invest in Gold Savings?

What kind of market would I be investing in if I keep part of my wealth in gold. Is it the commodity market? But in commodity markets, people buy and sell Contracts. Therefore, I don’t think keeping part of my savings in gold is similar to investing in commodity market. Any ideas?

John answers:

To learn about gold investing, try this site

http://free-gold-investing-info.blogspot.com/

To get free tips from Wall Street Professionals and receive reports, charts and strategies on investing in gold.

Donna asks…

What are some good commodity funds?

I would like to find some ETFs or mutual funds that invest in commodities, especially gold and oil. Thanks.

Please include ticker.

John answers:

UltraShort Basic Materials ETF is a top performer right now; ticker SMN

Oil related ETF’s

1461742.DU DJ STOXX SM 600 OIL 40.85 ETF DUS
2420521.HM DJ STX OIL & GAS T 65.93 ETF HAM
2420521.DU DJ STX OIL & GAS T 65.82 ETF DUS
2420521.F DJ STX OIL & GAS T 65.10 ETF FRA
2420521.SG DJ STX OIL & GAS T 66.05 ETF STU
2234538.AS ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 50.65 ETF AMS
OILB.L ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 74.25 ETF LSE
OILBP.PA ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 50.80 ETF PAR
2234538.DE ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 0.00 ETF GER
OILBN.MX ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 815.00 ETF MEX
OILB.MI ETFS OIL SEC BRENT1 50.60 ETF MIL
OIL.PA L.ETF DJST 600 O&G 40.20 ETF PAR
OIL.MI L.ETF DJST 600 O&G 40.34 ETF MIL
DCR MACROshares Oil Down Tradeable Shares 14.35 ETF ASE
UCR MACROshares Oil Up Tradeable Shares 25.75 ETF ASE
OSV.F OIL SRVC HOLDRS 41 116.31 ETF FRA
OSV.DE OIL SRVC HOLDRS 41 129.02 ETF GER
OIH Oil Services HOLDRs 165.25 ETF ASE
DBO PowerShares DB Oil 32.46 ETF ASE
PXJ PowerShares Dynamic Oil & Gas Services
XES SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Equipment & Services 36.11 ETF ASE
XOP SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Prod 47.30 ETF ASE
DIG Ultra Oil & Gas ProShares 86.35 ETF ASE
DUG UltraShort Oil & Gas ProShares 44.92 ETF ASE
USL United States 12 Month Oil 51.75 ETF ASE
USO United States Oil 71.03 ETF ASE
OILWP.PA WTI ETFS OIL SEC 56.40 ETF PAR
OILW.MI WTI ETFS OIL SEC 56.00 ETF MIL
OILW.L WTI ETFS OIL SEC 81.93 ETF LSE
2558939.AS WTI ETFS OIL SEC 84.74 ETF AMS
IEO iShares Dow Jones US Oil & Gas Ex Index 60.23 ETF PCX
IEZ iShares Dow Jones US Oil Equipment Index 57.09 ETF PCX

The above listing came from:
http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup/etfs;_ylt=AshYpt5ompQoHiotfa9vgY917_gC?s=oil&t=E&m=ALL&r=3

Gold related ETF’s
http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup?s=gold

http://www.greencompany.com/HedgeFunds/OffDocCommFund.shtml

http://www.capitalinvestmentadvisor.com/landing1.cfm?keywords=commodity+funds&referrer=yahoo&camp=Capital-Investment-Advisor-Investment&group=commodity+funds&keyword=commodity+funds

http://www.rydexfunds.com/campaigns/commoditiesfund.htm

http://www.ipathetn.com/?c=M41AB&CMP=KNC-Yahoo&HBX_PK=commodity+funds&HBX_OU=51

http://www.cta-info.com/?OVRAW=commodity%20funds&OVKEY=commodity%20funds&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=5990885511&OVKWID=32387695011

Chris asks…

Can I start trading in futures, options, commodities with as little as $100?

I have an avid interest in the financial markets and I want to start investing in commodities. All I need is materials to read, and brokers I can speak to, and mostly, advice from experienced traders or enthusiasts.

John answers:

If you can pull up 100 bux a week that’s good. But if you really can pull out 100 bux a week, you should do $400 a month, which will save you tons on commission.

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