An attractive proposition
There are a number of reasons for investing in commodities. A characteristic that is common to both forex and commodity trading is the available leverage.
While stock traders can generally purchase a stock worth $10,000 by investing the same amount, in the forex and the commodity market, it is possible to trade with a very low capital and open positions worth 10, 50, and even 400 times that amount.
An additional benefit of the commodities market is that unlike company stocks, irrespective of how bad the situation gets, commodities will always retain some value. There is no such thing as a commodity going bankrupt.