Commodities News and Data Sources

The efficient-market hypothesis may theorise otherwise, but all practitioners understand that performing thorough research will yield better results than picking out commodities investments at random. To support my ultimate guide on How to invest in commodities, I have compiled this shortlist of excellent places to find news and data on the commodities asset class. I will highlight the different sources …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Land

There are 149 million square kilometres of land on this planet, that’s 20,000 square metres per person. Do you personally own your fair share? I have created the ultimate guide on how to invest in land to help spread useful information about this well-known but rarely-used asset class. Investments in land can be lucrative, but you will generate those returns …

Are Commodities Suitable for Beginner Investors?

The list of globally traded commodities gets longer every year. With so many products, at least one commodity will be a ‘hot property’ at any given moment. Any commodity that posts double-digit returns will attract a flurry of media attention. With these column inches, interest from beginner investors begins to pick-up. In this article, I will give my opinion on …

Are Commodities a Safe Investment?

Investing in shares requires confidence. I mean, what are shares if not a test of your faith in the economy? In contrast, commodities are real, tangible objects. They’re solid assets that you can touch with your bare hands. But does that make commodities a safe investment? This short article expands upon my guide on how to invest in commodities by …

A Comprehensive List of Commodities to Invest in

To support my ultimate guide on how to invest in commodities, I’ve pulled together the following comprehensive list of commodities. I’m not declaring these commodities are all safe investments. Rather, this list should simply give you an idea of the vast range of metals, foods and resources which are traded around the world. This is an up-to-date list of the …

The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in Commodities

Commodities are perhaps the most exclusive investments included in amateur portfolios. Opportunities can be notoriously difficult to find. But there are ways to do it without breaking the bank. This ultimate guide on how to invest in commodities will set out every method that investors use to access this exotic asset class. What’s in this guide? What are commodities? Unlike …

How do Structured Products Work? Revealing the Magic Behind ‘Structured Products’

Structured products are like mythical creatures. You might be wondering, ‘How do structured products work?’ Many investors have never seen or even heard of them. Yet many folks do have a significant lump sum invested in a structured product. Structured products have some eye-grabbing headlines. Some offer returns exceeding 10% per year. Others offer stock-market style returns with capital protection. …

The Ultimate Guide to Online Investment Scams

Did you know that you are 10 times more likely to be the victim of online fraud than traditional theft? Most people avoid investment scams at all cost, but not me. I spent this past summer actively seeking them out for your benefit! I clicked on every advert, signed up to every mailing list and waded through dangerous items in …

Is Bitcoin the Investment of the Future?

This article is designed to answer the question – is Bitcoin a good investment? We’ll begin with an overview of the technology, then weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of owning cryptocurrency, What is Bitcoin and how does it work? A digital currency which runs on a technology called blockchain. Its symbol is BTC. Bitcoin is actually one of many …

An Investors Guide to Spread Betting – Is Spread betting Profitable?

What is spread betting? Spread betting is a special type of wager entered into between a customer and a bookmaker. Is spread betting profitable? Read on to find out in this exhaustive guide to spread betting. In an ordinary bet, the gambler risks a ‘stake’ in return for a return based upon fixed odds which are agreed when the bet …