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Sticking With Commodities Despite the Drop

Readers cite diversification, inflation-hedging advantages as reasons to hold on.

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Adding a small slice of commodities has long been seen as a good way to provide diversification to one's portfolio while hedging against inflation. But lately, investors' allegiance to commodities exposure has been put to the test. Plunging oil prices and sagging demand from China have left commodities prices depressed (not to mention commodities investors).

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Adam Zoll does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.