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A Relative Case for Commodity Funds

Customer segregated funds were once thought inviolable. My, how the times have changed.

Investors have plenty to worry about in merely allocating capital. Now it seems that even unallocated capital (cash positions) is at risk. As we've all read recently, several disconcerting events have unfolded throughout the derivatives industry.

Given that so many people have a pessimistic outlook on the global state of economic affairs, many folks have flocked to commodity investments over the past few years. Those who have used commodity exchange-traded funds and mutual funds may have been disappointed with their recent performance, but at least that was only a consequence of market performance. Many others that have gained access to these asset classes through specialized brokerage firms have had much more to fret about.

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