Why Commodities

If you want to broaden your horizons and learn about how the world works – beyond traditional finance – while still getting exposure to financial markets, commodities are perfect for you.

Learning about commodities, you will immerse yourself in the operations of global markets and major developed and emerging economies. You will closely follow the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, track the weather patterns of Brazil, and identify key trends of the Chinese consumer. You will become an expert on the ins-and-outs of the world’s largest economy, America. And you will wade into the deep pool of global macro investing, focused heavily on global macroeconomic issues, which many macro traders would argue influence all investing strategies. It is no coincidence that a lot of the world’s most famous and powerful investors (and notably, billionaires) got their starts in commodity trading.

Even if you are not interested in pursuing a career in trading, investments, or finance, having a background in commodities will significantly expand your understanding of the world around you.