From oil to gold to wheat, commodities are great for diversification purposes and global demand is rising for a host of natural resources.
The price of gold has been rising for 11 years in a row and the precious metal is due for a correction, investor Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, told CNBC.
Daniel Hough, agricultural product specialist at Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management and Geoff Burke, co-founder and managing director at Agro-Ecological Investment Management, joined CNBC to discuss investing in agriculture.
Financial advisors have long recommended that investors have some precious metals in their portfolios, but years of solid gains, as well as heightened interest in inflation hedges and safe havens, have made metals more alluring than ever.
We took a look at the commodities in the CRB Index, and calculated the ones with the best YTD performance based on the closing price on Oct. 14, 2010.
Pu'er — an aromatic tea from the hills of southern Yunnan — may not look like much, but can be worth its weight in gold, thanks to claimed health properties ranging from curing hangovers to shedding pounds.
Gold vs. Silver, which is the better investment? CNBC put the two precious metals in a boxing ring, in the form of James Turk, chairman and founder of Goldmoney and Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management (UK), to find out.