By Karen Stevenson, 1 June, 2023

There’s a lot of talk now about where the stock market is going from here and what investments might do well if the stock market does badly. One classic alternative to buying stocks is investing in commodities, which move independently from the stock market and so act as a hedge against stock market losses. But investing in commodities is a completely different ball game than investing in stocks. I understood very little about commodities, so I have been trying to dive in and figure them out.