06/19/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Making Money On Oil Without Buying Oil

LONDON (Reuters) - A story is told in financial circles that it was not the miners of the California Gold Rush who made money, it was the people who sold them shovels.

Something of the same can be said today, with many players inside the markets increasingly tapping into the oil, metals, minerals and agriculture boom by hitting up investments on the periphery rather than at the core of the phenomenon.

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