I like to start by looking at a wide range of investments - such as this:
It looks like commodities could be worth a closer look, so that's what I do. Here is The Goldman Sachs Commodity Index.
But there are many different types of commodities....I can't invest in all of them...so I dig a bit deeper....how is gold shaping up?
It looks like gold could be worth a closer look.
This is very simplistic analysis - but I want to demonstrate two things.
1) Firstly, I have a system 2) Secondly, I cross check it with some available data
Commodities, such as gold have been around for thousands of years - they've got form. With sky high debt and income difficult to come by, I'm sure you'll agree, it makes sense to have some in your portfolio.
I don't think it's ridiculous to have at least 1% of your investments in commodities such as gold. I bet you've got NONE.