If you are looking for a strong point of view that boosts the optimists’ side of commodities trading, this is it. But Kevin Kerr’s assurance that you can make money by trading commodities does not take into account the real risks involved, and could mislead potential traders. The truth is that the odds are stacked strongly against any investor, particularly in the now nearly-extinct open-outcry pit trading that Kerr discusses at length. However, his rundown of the basic facts about the commodities markets will give you a start in learning about this arcane investment science. getAbstract suggests that it may fit in as one among many texts you might want to study before jumping into the pit.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the commodities markets are going through a boom period;
- Which are the most important commodities traded today;
- How to apply the fundamental do’s and don’ts of successful trading; and
- How technical analysis can help you map your moves.
About the Author
Kevin Kerr is editor of Resource Trader and co-editor of Outstanding Investments. He is a correspondent for MarketWatch from Dow Jones, and a frequent contributor to Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal.