Summary of Managing Commodity Price Uncertainties

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Managing Commodity Price Uncertainties summary
There’s no way to predict commodities price movements, but you can manage your risk.


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It’s the rare forecaster who can accurately predict commodity price movements. In this expert report, Boston Consulting Group professionals Matthias Tauber, Martin Feth and Tycho Möncks offer a four-step process for making sense of gold, iron ore and other natural resources. Their guide isn’t a foolproof way to make money on commodities, but it serves as a useful decision-making tool for investors and producers. getAbstract recommends this report to those aiming to boost the accuracy of their predictions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why commodity prices are difficult to forecast
  • How to apply a four-step process to make better decisions regarding commodities


Commodity prices are notoriously volatile and hard to predict. Accurately divining how much, say, gold, copper or iron ore will trade for next year, or even tomorrow, isn’t possible. Despite the challenges commodities pose, investors and producers have little choice but to place their bets. Traders ...
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About the Authors

Matthias Tauber, Martin Feth and Tycho Möncks are professionals with the Boston Consulting Group.

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