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How to Manage Your Money if Inflation Flares

How to Manage Your Money if Inflation Flares

Business
Jason Bloom, head of fixed income and alternatives exchange-traded fund product strategy at Invesco, said industrial metals, especially copper, could rise in coming years, and not necessarily because of inflation. Copper could benefit from its use in electric vehicles, as well as in wind and solar energy generation.Daily Business BriefingUpdated July 9, 2021, 6:58 p.m. ET“We think over the next five years it’s within the bounds of reason for the price of copper to double,” he said. He also expects further gains for the prices of oil and agricultural commodities.“There is a longer-term view that as wealth grows in developed countries, consumers will shift to higher protein levels,” he said, spurring demand for cattle and hogs, along with the corn and soybeans that feed them.Michael Aro...
Why Investing in Fossil Fuels Is So Tricky

Why Investing in Fossil Fuels Is So Tricky

Technology, World
As concerns about climate change push the world economy toward a lower-carbon future, investing in oil may seem a risky bet. For the long term, that may be true.Yet for the moment, at least, oil and gas prices appear likely to continue to rise as the economy recovers from the pandemic-driven shutdown of millions of businesses, big and small.These countervailing trends — increasing demand now and falling demand at some point, perhaps in the not-too-distant future — create a dilemma for investors.The good news is that an array of traditional mutual funds and exchange-traded funds are available to help them navigate these uncertain waters. Some funds focus on slices of the industry, such as extracting crude oil and gas from the ground or delivering refined products to consumers. Others focus ...