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Commodities

With equity and domestic property market prices at an all time high, and the major central banks continuing to print money – more and more investors find commodities ‘hard assets’ a safer and exciting place to invest their money. The prices of commodities are generally not correlated with any other asset class, as the price of a commodity is mainly determined by basic supply and demand. Which is the opposite to traditional shares and bonds that are mainly priced on an expected future value. Commodities are physical assets and mainly include precious metals such as gold and silver to industrial metals such as iron and copper to oil and gas, and so-called ‘soft’ commodities such as wheat, sugar and cocoa beans.

There are three ways to invest in commodities – either directly by buying and holding it physically (Invest in Precious Metals with Haven Investor), or buying shares in commodity companies, or indirectly through a fund. Buying shares or investing in a fund (ETC/ETP/ETF) the most practical way for an investor to get exposure to the commodities market. For example, an option for consideration to access oil and gas is to buy shares in individual companies such as BP or Royal Dutch Shell. The same applies to ‘soft’ commodity companies.
Another option is to consider a fund such as ETPs (exchange traded products) that follows the underlying price of commodity companies, or ETCs (exchange traded commodities) are instruments that track the price of the commodity, or a basket of commodities.

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Other Investments

Peer to Peer Lending to Individuals

Peer to Peer  Lending to Businesses

Peer to Peer  Lending to Property

Peer to Peer  Lending with Bitcoin

Crowdfunding Startups

Online Wealth Management

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For more than 30 years, they have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Today they are trusted with more than £55.2 billion by 727,000 clients.

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