By Michael Johnston, founder of ETF DatabaseIt's difficult to put a finger on the exact cause of the recent surge in popularity of commodity investing. More than likely, the boom is attributable to a number of different factors. Correlation between international equity markets (and even between stocks and bonds) has surged in recent years, increasing both the importance and difficulty of adding noncorrelated assets to investor portfolios. Given the relatively weak correlation with other asset classes, commodities have found a home in many investors' portfolios.
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