Futures For You by Carley Garner
COMMODITIES AND RECESSIONS
Is it safe to invest in commodities during
an economic recession?
Given the economic turmoil we are
experiencing, I have been asked this
question often. Before I answer, there
are a few points I would like to make.
I have yet to find a scenario in which
it is appropriate to use the word “safe”
when trading in options and futures.
There are strategies in which risk can be
relatively low, but in my opinion, “safe”
implies there is no risk, and that isn’t the
case. My idea of a safe investment is the
purchase of Treasury bills, not speculating
in highly leveraged markets.