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Energy investing - the next frontier?

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Black or transparent gold for you _ and a silver lining? Fossil fuel commodities such as oil and natural gas may be just the ticket for investors looking for a high return in a low-yield environment. But beware of the inherent volatility in these risky assets. 

Although I talked about gold as a currency in "Net Worth" on March 31 ("Will gold protect you from the perfect storm?"), the disadvantage of gold as an investment is its high volatility, and there is a great deal of emotion attached to the commodity.

Commodities generally do not pay cash dividends, so investors must hope to profit from variations in their capital value. They are always subject to global supply and demand factors that can be complex and difficult to understand.

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