Commodities markets are awash in misinformation and disinformation. Huge price swings can inflict painful losses. Should you flee to the investment standards of stocks and bonds? That might be your first instinct, but it could deprive you of strong returns, says commodities expert Jeffrey M. Christian in this smart, compelling study. He offers no get-rich-quick secrets. Instead, he emphasizes the importance of sound analysis and solid decision-making. Christian nicely cuts through the hype to give a clear-eyed view of China’s effect on commodities prices. His writing is a bit stiff at times, and but he avoids too much jargon and moves at a good pace in this informative introduction to a complex field. getAbstract recommends it to investors seeking savvy insights and for their portfolios.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to understand the basics of commodities markets;
- Why commodities markets are on fire; and
- How investors can prosper or be led astray.
About the Author
Commodities expert Jeffrey M. Christian is managing director of a consulting and research firm he founded in 1986. He’s a veteran of the commodities trading division at a major New York brokerage.
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