Commodities In Trust Portfolios

While investing in commodities ranks among the oldest of financial endeavors, commodities today are underrepresented in most trust portfolios because of the widespread perception that they represent a volatile and risky asset class. Also, investing in commodities themselves has produced over the long term a return that is roughly equal to the rate of inflation. But a more in-depth analysis shows that

While investing in commodities ranks among the oldest of financial endeavors, commodities today are underrepresented in most trust portfolios because of the widespread perception that they represent a volatile and risky asset class. Also, investing in commodities themselves has produced over the long term a return that is roughly equal to the rate of inflation.

But a more in-depth analysis shows that historical returns for commodities-futures indexes demonstrate a low correlation with

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