WSJ: Why Commodity-Index Investing May Be Futile

By SIMON CONSTABLE

Investments that track broad stock indexes have become the favorite of many investors and analysts for long-term returns that are hard to beat. But index tracking hasn’t done so well in the commodities market.
Stock investments that track indexes such as the S&P 500 have reliably rewarded long-term investors. For example, since January 1970, investors who held the S&P 500 for at least 12 years would always have had positive returns including dividends, says Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Research. Read more here.
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