Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Commodities for every portfolio

If you didn't catch the latest edition of the Financial Sense Newshour, you might want to go back and check out last weekend's interview with Emanuel Balarie, author of the new book, Commodities for Every Portfolio: How You Can Profit from the Long Term Commodity Boom.

Now, as you can tell from the title, the book seems to be basing its advice around the implicit notion that the current commodity boom is, in fact, a long-term, secular move.

While this idea now seems to represent the prevailing wisdom, I don't think you necessarily have to believe this thesis to benefit from the author's discussion of this topic.

There are plenty of options now available for the investment manager or individual investor who would like to have some exposure to commodities, and author Balarie does a fine job of summarizing these strategies for the listeners.

If you have any interest in this topic at all, I think you'll find this a worthwhile interview. Enjoy!