The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast

#83. Here's why commodities are an overrated investment.

July 13, 2021 Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel Season 2 Episode 31
The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast
#83. Here's why commodities are an overrated investment.
Show Notes

Commodities probably don't help your portfolio the way you think they do.

In this episode, Trishul and Aaron discuss how commodities may fit into an asset allocation. In theory, gold, oil, and even corn can be a store of value and provide opportunities for speculation. And with futures and the magic of margin leverage, it's possible to amplify returns. Further, according to asset allocation research, securities with low correlations and positive expectations can even improve overall risk-adjusted returns. Nevertheless, can we safely assume that commodities will generate positive inflation-adjusted returns in the future?

Episode References

Tax Efficient Way to Own Gold
SEC vs CFTC
Derivative Contract Markets
Futures
Short Futures
Taxes on Commodities
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)

Podcast Description

Welcome to The Mind Money Spectrum Podcast where your hosts Aaron Agte and Trishul Patel go beyond traditional finance questions to help you explore how to use your money to achieve the freedom you want in life. Aaron is a Financial Planner from the Bay Area, and Trishul is a Wealth Manager on the East Coast. For more information about Aaron, check out GraystoneAdvisor.com. And for more information on Trishul check out InvestingForever.com. We thank you all for listening, and stay tuned for our latest episode on our website, MindMoneySpectrum.com.