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Commodities Rising: The Reality Behind the Hype and How To Really Profit in the Commodities Market by JEFFREY M. CHRISTIAN

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Index

Agricultural commodities, see Corn; Soybeans; Tropical agriculturals; Wheat

American options, 7475

Apex Silver Mines, 231

Arabica coffee, 184185

Asian options, 75

Asset class, commodities as, 4959. See also Investment vehicles

low correlation with equities, 5053

profits from stand-alone investments, 5659

role in portfolio, 4950, 5456

Asymmetrical markets, 1113, 43

AT&T, 149

“Backwardation,” 66

Balladur, Eduard, 5

Bank of China, 117

Banque de France, 117118

Base metals, 213214. See also Copper; Lead; Zinc

Berkshire Hathaway, 6667, 126127

BHP Billiton, 221, 226, 231

Bolsa de Mercadorias y Futuros (BM&F), 189, 201

Boswell, Michael, 133

Bullion banks, defined, 105n

Bundesbank, 117

Burkina Faso, 38

Call options, 74

Central banks, gold and, 110113, 116118, 238239

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), 200201, 207

China:

copper and, 217218, 219220

cotton and, 190, 194

demand and, 3032

demographics and, 2728

myth of consumption and, 6, 14, 2732

palladium and, 150151

petroleum and, 157, 162

platinum and, 139140

political climate and, 2930

production growth and, 2829

reality in, 1517

silver and, 129

soybeans and, 204205

zinc and, 228

Clinton Administration, 123

Cocoa, 177183

how to invest in, 183

outlook for, 182183

supply and demand for, 180182

Coffee, 183189

how to invest in, 189

outlook for, 188189

supply and demand for, 186188

use of information by market, 43, 44, 45

Coins, platinum, 141

Cold fusion, 143144

Commercial trades, in COT reports, 8689

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