InvestorQ : Have commodities emerged as an alternate asset class for investment?
ramya Bhaskaran made post

Have commodities emerged as an alternate asset class for investment?

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Sakshi Malhotra answered.
2 years ago


Commodity markets have made rapid strides in terms of volumes and open interest in the last decade since they have been traded actively. For too long equities and debt were the principal investment avenues for people. With the advent of commodity futures, commodities have emerged as a distinct asset class where individual can actually participate through the market mechanism. Why it is that commodity have emerged as a distinct asset class and what are the unique features that should make commodities interesting for investors? Of course, when we talk of commodities we are talking with specific reference to commodity futures.