From the Inside Flap
If only you could travel back in time and buy shares of Apple, or invest in 1950s California real estate . . . you'd be rich! Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks
details how history and fortunes will be made in another extraordinarily rare investment opportunity that's happening right now. The opportunity that will enable today's savvy investor to realize incredible long-term profits is in commodities, and here's why.
Since the early 1960s, the world's population has doubled. At the same time, the amount of resources available to meet the demand created by China and India's growing desire for everything from cars, computers, and cell phones to TVs, washing machines, and designer handbags has fallen short. As the supply of raw materials—base metals, gold, oil, natural gas, agriculture, and water—is increasingly constrained and limited supplies fought over, manic buying will push up prices exponentially. This is the Super Cycle. And this is what Investing in Resources is all about—shrinking supply and increasing demand, and how tomorrow's fortunes are being made today by those investors prescient enough to capitalize on this new reality.
Rarely comes an investment opportunity so simple, so obvious, and so enormous. In 2006, The Economist concluded, "the era of cheap raw materials is over." In the future, wars will be fought over the world's finite resources. Already, companies and countries alike are scrambling to secure them. You can live in the past and imagine what might have been, or you can invest in your future. Regardless, history will be made. Which side of history will you be on?
From the Back Cover
It's a small world. And when it comes to commodities, it's getting smaller every day.
Given the grim realities of today's market, where should investors put their money? Stocks are projected to be sluggish for a decade. And thanks to low interest rates and the likelihood of a long cycle of rate increases, bonds are hardly an attractive option. For the astute investor with a long-term view, the answer is commodities. In fact, there's never been a better time to invest in the resources market. And there's never been a better book than Investing in Resources: How to Profit from the Outsized Potential and Avoid the Risks to help you to grasp the risks and reap the benefits of this incredible investment opportunity.
As the world's population continues to rise—doubling in just the last fifty years—the resources required to supply the ever-increasing demand for products are rapidly shrinking. There are simply not enough readily exploitable natural resources to meet the world's growing demand without staggering price increases. Investors can profit greatly from this. Investing in Resources shows how.