A Great Inflation Indicator

by Investing School on June 10, 2009

Many people believe that gold, or TIPS is a good way to hedge against inflation but there’s actually a better way. The indicator has actually accurately forecasted every inflationary and deflationary cycle since it’s inception in 1957. INO has done a great video talking about it so check it out here.

The index, now called the Reuters-Jefferies CRB Index (NYBOT_CR), tracks 19 different markets so there’s good diversification built in. The markets that it tracks are:

  • Metals: aluminum, copper, gold, nickel, silver
  • Energies: crude oil, heating oil, natural gas, unleaded gas
  • Grains: corn, soybeans, wheat
  • Food & Fiber: cocoa, coffee, cotton, orange juice, sugar
  • Livestock: lean hogs, live cattle

If you want to learn more, click here for the full video.

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