Commodities are a distinct asset class with returns that are largely independent of stock and bond returns. Therefore, adding broad commodity exposure can help diversify a portfolio of stocks and bonds, potentially lowering the risk of an overall portfolio and boosting returns. Given their impact on consumer goods prices, commodities can also offer a hedge against inflation.
See how the year-to-year movement of the markets demonstrate the importance of maintaining a diversified portfolio.
Investors are more likely to reach their long-term goals if they remain invested and avoid short-term decisions that may take them off course.
Learn how a diversified portfolio can be prepared for a number of economic scenarios.
The currency market is the largest and most liquid financial market in the world. Currencies like the U.S. dollar, the British pound and the euro trade in the foreign exchange (FX) market 24 hours a day, fluctuating in value relative to each other almost constantly – and there are several paths to potential profits in the FX market.