Why Investors Should Be Patient With Commodities

The momentum in commodity prices has stalled this year, but some strategists are eyeing a rebound in 2024 – which could benefit this mutual fund.

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We added a commodity-focused fund to the Kiplinger 25, our favorite no-load mutual funds, two years ago because of rising inflation

The TCW Enhanced Commodity Strategy (TGABX) aims to beat an index that tracks a basket of commodities, including copper and cotton, by investing in futures contracts backed by high-quality short-term bonds

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Nellie S. Huang
Senior Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Nellie joined Kiplinger in August 2011 after a seven-year stint in Hong Kong. There, she worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia, where as lifestyle editor, she launched and edited Scene Asia, an online guide to food, wine, entertainment and the arts in Asia. Prior to that, she was an editor at Weekend Journal, the Friday lifestyle section of the Wall Street Journal Asia. Kiplinger isn't Nellie's first foray into personal finance: She has also worked at SmartMoney (rising from fact-checker to senior writer), and she was a senior editor at Money.