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Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Fri Jul 18, 2014 01:33 PM CDT

Investors can win by waiting in commodities, as a recent Wall Street Journal article suggests, but it's only when markets have a bullish, or inverted, structure. It's a risky proposition in most agricultural commodities right now, DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom said.

The Journal article explained the "rolling" strategy: "A fund manager buys a futures contract for delivery next month. Right before it expires, the investor sells the contract, buys a cheaper one for delivery at a later date and pockets the difference."

It went on to say this strategy would work in 11 of the 24 commodities in the ...

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