Biggest Commodity Increases During the 1970s.

In Investment Returns on April 28, 2011 by CQCA

The chart above shows the commodities that surpassed all metrics of inflation during the 1970s by over 200%. The usual anti-inflationary investments, like gold and silver, are on the list. But, the average person has probably never heard of Noibium, Tantalum, or Molybdenum.

The major difference between the 1970s and the 2010s is that online brokerage services have made it easier for low personal wealth investors to invest directly into commodities. This means that devaluing U.S. Dollars can more easily be exchanged for claims on real assets. The price increases of commodities will probably be much more sensitive to inflation in this decade.

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