After a roaring 30% run in 2013, the broad market has gotten choppier for U.S. stocks this year, with the market basically flat year-to-date and characterized by much more volatility.
And bonds have moved slightly higher on a price basis in 2014, but rates remain historically quite low with 10-year Treasuries yielding just 2.7%.
But investors looking for the next hot trade may want to look beyond stocks and bonds.
They may want to look at what they’re eating for breakfast.
Agricultural commodities have been on a tear in the new year, and show no signs of slowing down after outsized gains. Many consumers are already seeing the impact on their grocery bills, and savvy traders are putting their money in investments that share in this tailwind for these commodities in 2014.
If you’re unfamiliar with how to play agricultural commodities, here are five high-flying foodstuffs to watch — and easy ways to share in their success: