Commodity Investing: Maximizing Returns Through Fundamental Analysis



Commodity Investing balances academic-quality analysis with clear, compelling prose, and provides those interested in this fast-growing field with unparalleled investment insights.

Page by page, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of this discipline and discover how to make more informed decisions when investing in such a dynamic environment. With this book as your guide, you’ll benefit from the lessons of experienced practitioners and quickly come to grips with what it takes to make it in today’s commodity market.


The purpose of this book is to provide those who would approach commodities from an investment perspective with information, tools, and modes of thinking that will inform their analyses. We do not take the position that commodities are going Up! Up! Up! nor do we take the position that they are going Down! Down! Down! Rather, we hope that upon completion readers will have a base of knowledge that will allow them to analyze specific commodity investments and strategies according to their individual characteristics and their own times.

Undoubtedly, there will be opportunities to profit in the commodity markets for those who have the requisite skills. That being said, it is fair to say that the authors of this work are skeptical that the current rush to passive, long-only commodity investments will yield the intended results.

The selection of commodities as a major investment theme is relatively new. Of course, commodities have been around for a long time, but the notion that an investor or pension fund would allocate a substantial portion of an investment portfolio to plain old commodities such as coffee is recent. Because of this, the investment industry is still learning.

There is a shortage of trained commodity analysts, and there is a shortage of good books on the subject of commodity investing. It is our goal to make this book an addition to the short shelf of good ones.


  • Basics
  • Understanding Energy
  • Understanding Grains and Oilseeds
  • Understanding Livestock
  • Understanding Industrial Metals
  • Understanding the Softs
  • How to Invest

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