TD Alternative Commodities Pool

TD Alternative Commodities Pool

The TD Alternative Commodities Pool, using commodity linked derivative instruments, provides investors with potential exposure to areas such as:

  • Energy (Oil, Gasoline)
  • Grains (Wheat, Corn, Rye)
  • Industrial and Precious Metals
    (Gold, Silver, Lead, Iron)
  • Softs (Coffee, Cotton, Sugar)
  • Livestock (Cattle, Hogs)
  • Carbon Credits

Protect portfolios against inflation

When inflation rises, the prices of goods and services increase. Since commodities are the building blocks of those goods and services, their prices tend to go up as well, making commodities one of the few asset classes that benefit from inflation.

Portfolio diversification

Commodity performance is generally based on current supply and demand dynamics. As commodity prices are tied to supply and demand, the more a commodity is in demand and the lower the supply, the higher its price will be. Commodities' historically low correlation to the prices of stocks and bonds makes them a valuable source of diversification within a portfolio.

Potential to increase risk adjusted returns

Realize the potential benefits of adding commodities to a balanced portfolio, which can improve a portfolio's risk-adjusted performance through a low to negative correlation to traditional investments like fixed income and equities.

Asset Allocation Spotlight

Investing in commodity funds can be a smart tool for portfolio diversification and inflation protection. Commodities have historically moved independently of equity and fixed income markets and, as such, can play an important role in portfolio construction.

Dedicated Commodities Team

TDAM's dedicated commodities team takes an active quantitative and qualitative approach in combination with high quality fundamental research to seek to add more value and capabilities compared to the broadly used passive, systematic, or indexing approaches used by other funds.

Take advantage of TDAM's extensive market research, portfolio management and industry presence with an intimate understanding of commodity fundamentals (supply and demand) leading to a strategic determination of commodity prices and structures.

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