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On many of the financial blog sites, folks have actively discussed allocation percentages across Canadian, US, EMEA, BRIC and bond/income markets. I have not seen anyone propose adding commodities as a way of further diversification in that these types of investments generally act counter-cyclical to the stock market. I am thinking of adjusting 5% of my portfolio to this asset class (precious metals perhaps). Does anyone have strong views for or against this move?

As a follow-on, if I did go with a material or metals based commodity - perhaps as a hedge against inflation concerns, would this make an additional investment in Real Return Bonds (say XRB) redundant?

Thanks everyone - I am a first time poster (anywhere), so please forgive any etiquette errors! :)
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