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Old 06-04-2006, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hey folks, I think I am ready to take a small position (1% of invested assets) in the PIMCO Commodity Real Return Strategy fund in an IRA.* I know many of you own this fund.* Has it worked out for you?* Anyone want to chime in the latest scoop on this fund? Is there a better alternative nowdays?
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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i had pcrdx and made a nice profit last month before the drop....if your looking for hot action from oil and gold though this fund is following an index thats very tempered in those areas...i recently bought back in to commodities since the slide using uso ,gld and fsngx...i may even add a little dbc etf ...
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Hey folks, I think I am ready to take a small position (1% of invested assets) in the PIMCO Commodity Real Return Strategy fund in an IRA.
Why would you go to the trouble of investing 1% of assets in anything? It would have to make a huge home-run to be noticeable in your aggregate results.

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Why would you go to the trouble of investing 1% of assets in anything? It would have to make a huge home-run to be noticeable in your aggregate results.
You have to start somewhere and build up. I only have a spare $20K in an IRA right now as well.
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Why would you go to the trouble of investing 1% of assets in anything? It would have to make a huge home-run to be noticeable in your aggregate results.
You have to start somewhere and build up.* I only have a spare $20K in an IRA right now as well.
Yes, I see your point.

Do these funds throw off taxable income? I try to keep my IRAs, etc., for investments that create non-tax advantaged income. That could be hair splitting, though.

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Purchased PCRIX on 3/3/06. It's up 7.55% despite its volatility.
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:13 AM   #7
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Purchased PCRIX on 3/3/06. It's up 7.55% despite its volatility.
Or, more likely. because of its volatility. Doesn't this kind of define volatility?

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in the climate we are in i prefer a little more focus on energy thats why i decided to sell pcdrx and go with dbc..there were days oil and gold sored and pcdrx was barely up because soy beans and hogs were down...pcrdx is a great diversified low volatility (in the scheme of this sector) play for a hold as insurance against bad inflation or another commodity run up but not the best choice if you want to play the 80-100 a barrell of oil which i think we will see before we see 50.....
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In a low cost, well diversified portfolio I think that PCRIX is the best choice out there currently.
I have 10% of the portfolio there. Cheers!
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Why would you go to the trouble of investing 1% of assets in anything? It would have to make a huge home-run to be noticeable in your aggregate results.
You have to start somewhere and build up.* I only have a spare $20K in an IRA right now as well.
Yes, I see your point.

Do these funds throw off taxable income? I try to keep my IRAs, etc., for investments that create non-tax advantaged income. That could be hair splitting, though.

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They throw off a LOT of taxable income. Commodity futures are messy from a tax perspective because you buy/sell monthly to roll the position, plus you have interest income from the collateral. Best held in a tax-sheltered account.

I have about 8% PCRDX right now. I try to maintain an 8 to 10% weighting. If I didn't have some individual equity positions that benefit from commodity price increases, I would probably be looking at a 12 to 15% target range.
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:33 AM   #11
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You might want to check out US Global Investors's Global Resource Fund PSPFX as a stock alternative to PCRIX. Excellent returns, medium sized stocks MS 5* rating.

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You might want to* check out US Global Investors's Global Resource Fund* PSPFX as a stock alternative to PCRIX.* Excellent returns, medium sized stocks MS 5* rating.

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PSPFX may or may not be a good fund for what it is, but it is a stock fund, not a direct investment in commodity futures. Very, very different from PCRIX/PCRDX.
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