Long-Term Commitment Required

My column from last Thursday spawned a ton of questions. The title that got people excited: The Best Opportunity I've Ever Seen? I explained how far-back-of-the-curve crude oil was the best risk/reward proposition I might have ever seen -- if I were starting a commodity hedge fund now (or any hedge fund), it was a trade I would devote much of my capital towards.

But it's true: You would need hedge fund capital to fully take advantage of this trade. The margin requirements are huge and it is a very long-term proposal. You would have to put aside this margin for a long time, although Treasuries and other fixed income assets can often be substituted as margin instruments....439 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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