3 Commodity Funds for Wise Men

Modern day magi no longer trade frankincense and myrrh, preferring commodities such as oil and gas. But what are the prospects for this troubled sector?

Emma Wall 10 December, 2014 | 11:25AM

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Being a commodities investor is a volatile game; in recent years the ride has been as bumpy as those three magi’s camelback trek doubtless was.

In the decade to 2007 commodities benefitted from a fantastic bull run, fuelled by emerging market demand. Private investors clambered to get a piece of the action, buying up commodity ETFs and natural resources funds from the likes of JP Morgan and BlackRock.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BHP Group PLC1,737.80 GBX0.56
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B1,304.00 GBX0.40

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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