Investing: Bets off the Beaten Track

Whether it's the weather, the job market, or the powdery stuff in your energy drink, investors can make a variety of unusualand intriguingplays

Wall Street's financial magicians never take a break from innovating. There seems to be a way to play the financial angles on almost everything human beings deal with as they go about their daily business. Investors can make bets on everything from the weather and nuclear energy to the powdery stuff that goes into your energy drink.

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