iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust Fund ETFFund
- Change -0.06 (-0.2%)
- Volume 0.19 M
4:00 PM EDT Dec 5, 2013
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- Assets $1,153.7M
- Expense Ratio 0.75%
- Yield N/A
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Commodity Based ETF
iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is that it's performance will correspond generally to the performance of the S&P GSCI Total Return Index. The Fund invests in a diversified group of commodities.
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12-02-2013 03:06 PM by Max Chen
This has been a bad year for commodities-related exchange traded funds, with hard assets heading for their first annual lose since 2008, and it could get worse if historical December trends pan out. Since 1971, the Standard & Poor's GSCI Spot Index of 24 raw materials has ...
08-22-2013 11:29 AM by Tom Lydon
Broad commodity exchange traded funds have rebounded the past couple of months, but the asset class is still the biggest outflow loser in ETFs this year, reflecting investors' diminished inflation expectations. The iPath S&P GSCI Total Return Index ETN (NYSEArca: GSP) has ...
04-09-2013 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon
Alternative exchange traded fund strategies are garnering a greater following as investors look for options other than traditional beta-indexing products to diversify their portfolios. Alternative assets can be loosely defined as investments other than the traditional stocks, ...
10-16-2012 06:01 AM by Tom Lydon
The Greenhaven Continuous Commodity Index (NYSEArca: GCC) is a broad-based commodity exchange traded fund. The fund is unique because it equally allocates the same amount of exposure to 17 different commodities. "Most broad commodities funds weight their portfolios by economic...
09-12-2012 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon
Broad commodity ETFs have rallied since mid-June. While the $6.7 billion PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) has attracted its fair share of interest, traders may also consider alternative fund strategies. Commodity ETFs provide an added diversificatio...
07-24-2012 11:02 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Back in February of this year we profiled a thinly traded ETF, Greenhaven Continuous Commodity (NYSEArca: GCC), which has run up 8.96% in just the past trailing one month period. The recent rally has certainly been prodded along by higher agricultural commodity prices which ha...
03-09-2012 10:25 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
An ETF that likely has not hit the screens of most institutional managers but has been exceptionally active this week is U.S. Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca: USCI). Typically trading about 148,000 shares per day, USCI saw more than 5 million shares exchange hands on Wednesday of ...
02-23-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The demand for a finite natural resources and long-term weakness in the U.S. dollar are major market themes. Commodity exchange traded fund investors can take advantage of the daily price changes that reflect the tug-of-war between supply and demand or take on a long-term macroec...
12-04-2011 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry has over 1,300 products with over $1 trillion in assets. It is no wonder that the average long-term investor may have a hard time picking out which ETFs would suit his or her investment portfolio, but more services are popping up to make the task...
06-01-2011 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The month of May was not kind to commodities and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) as volatile markets sent investors to safe haven assets. Still, after a significant pullback in commodities, a buying opportunity may be around the corner if global markets return to some sembla...
09-27-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In recent years, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have launched at a furious clip. What does that mean for you? John Waggoner of USA Today notes that among the benefits of commodity exposure is that they're an uncorrelated asset class. Bear in mind, however, that low cor...
09-03-2010 11:00 AM by Max Chen
The domestic economy might be stumbling in some areas, but agriculture is not one of them. Exports have surged enough in recent months to make agriculture exchange traded funds (ETFs) look meaty. U.S. farmers will export $107.5 billion in agricultural products for the year end...
08-17-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The production of crops is being affected by a summer that's been unusually hot. The degree of damage varies between regions, but to some analysts, it remains clear that there will be a shortage of food in the years to come. If such dire predictions ring true, crop based exchange...
08-10-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
A severe drought has hit a major wheat-producing country, putting a severe crimp on the global supply of wheat. As a result, agriculture exchange traded funds (ETFs) are going through a growth spurt. But is the situation as dire as some believe? The USDA doesn't seem to think so....
08-05-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
What do coffee, orange juice and wheat all have in common? Besides the fact that they are all breakfast foods (or used in them), their prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have all been affected by nature. If you're skipping breakfast these days, it might be because...
07-19-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The long-term fundamentals looks rather promising for agribusiness, along with related agriculture exchange traded funds (ETFs) that tracks the sector. The human population is still expanding and demand for high-protein sustenance is increasing from a growing middle class in the ...
07-08-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Looks like a storm is coming and wheat traders are worried. Wheat requires a very steady temperature and climate condition for optimal growth, and any disturbance to this balance usually translates to a spike in wheat prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Jason Ward...
05-14-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Many analysts and investors alike are bullish on the commodity cycle and believe that it will continue. In fact, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are being cited as a possible driving force for increasing demand. Citi's Alan Heap believes that the commodity super cycle will contin...
03-12-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors love commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs), and with good reason. Aside from the usual benefits that ETFs offer, commodity funds deliver the kind of exposure to commodities that would otherwise be very challenging, very expensive or both. But not all commodity funds ar...
03-10-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
We've all gotta eat, right? If you're feeling especially hungry and looking for an investment with some promise, agriculture exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be just the ticket. Crop and trade forecasts issued by the U.S. Agriculture Department look promising, which has led...
02-25-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Latin America isn't content to just sit back and let the recovery happen to its exchange traded funds (ETFs). The region is taking matters of growth into its own hands, joining forces with Caribbean nations to discuss forming a bloc that would promote better economic well-being. ...
02-18-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Energy powers our lives. You're using energy to read this right now, you probably used energy to get to work this morning and you'll use energy to heat your home at night. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer a simple and efficient way to capitalize on the world's energy appetite. ...
02-09-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The U.S. government is incurring an ever higher budget deficit and it will be up to American citizens to carry the burden. With taxes increasing, inflation rising and the dollar falling, investors may want to change their exchange traded fund (ETF) portfolio strategies in order t...
02-07-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been enjoying a good run in the past year. But some ETFs haven't been performing as well as their underlying commodities. For most precious metals ETFs, the ETF will likely hold the physical commodity, but in many cases, a commodity ...
02-01-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
There are few trends that those in the know are predicting to be in place 10, 20 or 30 years from now (with the odd pause for breath), but thanks to a fast-growing global population, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are the exception. As developed nations seek a better l...
01-25-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have seen unwavering popularity in recent years. If you're one of the growing number of investors looking to get in on the action, it's worth reviewing the ins and outs of commodity ETF investing so you don't get burned. Advisors are incr...
01-21-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
It's a fact: More and more people are consuming goods. As developing nations rise out of poverty, the demand for basic resources will increase and commodities, along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), may experience the upward pressure in prices. Emerging market econo...
01-11-2010 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are seesawing between positive and negative territory this morning as earnings season begins today with aluminum maker Alcoa (NYSE: AA). The report should give more insight into how the economy is faring these days. Higher energy prices...
12-31-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Trading volume in stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) is light this morning on the last trading day of the year, and the major indexes are trading lower. World stocks, however, ended the year on a high note. World stocks closed out 2009 higher, closing out a 9-month-long bull...
12-30-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (NYSEArca: GSG), part of a weekly series. Assets: $1.7 billion Holdings: Tracks an index of futures contracts among the following categories: energy, 69.7%; agriculture, 14%; industrial metals, 8.1%; livesto...
12-24-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Rising prices and expanding exchange traded fund (ETF) options have lured so many investors to commodities this year that inflows may eclipse those of record-busting 2008. Investors in 2009 have sought the security of hard assets, fearing imminent inflation, an ever-weaker U....
11-04-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Federal Reserve's policymakers have been meeting this week to discuss the Fed's monetary policy and the economy's rate of recovery. Interest rates will remain unchanged. There are ways to capitalize on the decision with exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Central Bank will k...
11-04-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
This year has been a good one for commodities and related exchange traded funds (ETFs), though some say that the rise of commodity prices may have been a little too fast. Copper started the week with a new year high and brokers are uncertain as to the cause, reports Andrea Ho...
10-21-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodity prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have seen a dramatic jump in prices this year, but the growth in prices are tapering off. Are commodities no longer in high demand or are we just on pause? The price of commodities surged from March to June, but growth has slow...
10-15-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In a recent seminar, prominent investing figure and commodities bull Jim Rogers, delivered his take on current world economic affairs and the role of commodities in our economic growth. Read on to find out what he said and how you can play it with exchange traded funds (ETFs). ...
10-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Are you looking into commodities exchange traded fund (ETF)? Commodity-based ETF investors have a few distinct choices when considering commodity investments. According to David Nadiq for IndexUniverse, investors who are more inclined to invest in commodity ETFs have a choice ...
09-30-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Now that the dust has settled and investors are faced with the task of rebuilding their portfolios, there are some exchange traded fund (ETF) strategies you can use to accomplish your goals. Traditionally, financial planners and advisors have recommended that one use their ag...
09-28-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The Federal Reserve has flooded the economy with money. As the excess liquidity is being moved around, the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are showing new opportunities for investors who want to capitalize on what Bernanke & Co. are doing. Short-term incentives an...
09-23-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Money in the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) is continuously ebbing and flowing. As the market recovers, it's always interested to take a look and see where the cash is going. Last week, a solid majority of fund types reported their best weekly inflows of the year whi...
09-15-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodity ETFs are waiting for word of regulations put in place by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), but industry experts are already finding ways to get around any limits that are ultimately put into action. A new Thompson Reuters/Jefferies In-The-Ground CRB G...
09-10-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
While many believe that we're in the midst of an atypical market environment, that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities with exchange traded funds (ETFs) to be had. In fact, some have been taking an interest in commodities in particular. Could we be in a trough until the ne...
08-31-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Increased regulation has been proposed for the commodity markets for the protection of individual investors and the stability of the markets. But could exchange traded fund (ETF) investors actually pay a higher price in the end? ETFs and exchange traded notes (ETNs) have lon...
08-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Commodity-linked exchange traded funds (ETFs) have certainly been busy lately. China has been on a buying spree, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission may impose limits on the funds soon and investors are finding them more appealing than ever. So, now what? Much of the rec...
06-19-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The invention of commodity-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) have been a boon to investors. But they're not all the same. Do you know the differences? One of the more common misunderstandings of investing in the commodity world is what comm...
06-08-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) rally from lows seen earlier this year, many experts have thoughts on what's next. Jim Rogers weighs in with some food for thought about commodities and currencies. In an interview with the Economic Times, global investor Jim Ro...
05-13-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Not all the characteristics of commodity indexes and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are created equal, but do you know the differences between them? The positive aspects of commodities include a great hedging tool, they provide diversification and have had equity-like risk and ...
05-10-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
While a global economic crisis diverted interest away from the commodity markets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs), new signs are emerging that investors are on the hunt for more adventurous trading straegies when it comes to the sector. The upswing that was expected wit...
04-27-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The Australian stock exchange is sensitive to mining stocks and commodities, as the top holdings within their exchange traded fund (ETF) focus on this aspect of their economy. Although markets began last week in positive territory, the mining stocks Rio Tinto and BHP Biliton ...
04-09-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodities could be riding another bull, as the latest trend in upward momentum is working in favor of this sector, and markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) could benefit if it happens. Jeff Clark for The Growth Stock Wire reports that there is not a more bullish sign th...
03-31-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As of midday, commodities and the sector's related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are headed for their best quarter since the middle of last year. What gives? Last year marked a boom period for commodities, and many of them hit records - most notably, oil and gold. Around the m...
02-27-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Times are tight. We're all looking for a bargain at the grocery store, on the car lot, at the mall and just about everywhere else. But why stop there? You can go bargain-hunting with exchange traded funds (ETFs), too. If you take $500,000 and invested this money into a low-cos...
02-20-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The traditional way to gain exposure to commodities for investors has been surpassed by the exchange traded fund (ETF), which has given those interested a cost-effective and manageable tool to get the needed access. Commodity ETF assets under management have nearly exceeded t...
02-10-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
In May 2008, commodities and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) were booming. Oil and gold seemed unstoppable; food prices were causing people to hoard rice and it wasn't unusual to see someone softly crying while they filled up their gas tank. We wrote a report back ...
01-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
How can you use exchange traded funds(ETFs)? When you get ready for a market turnaround, here are some ways to prepare when there's a rebound and you're in cash. 1. Use them for diversification. You don't have to choose one stock. Google (GOOG) or Yahoo (YHOO)? Instead of choo...
12-29-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
It is just about that time of year where we reflect upon the year and resolve to improve upon our quality of life in a fresh new year. Let's just hope that exchange traded funds (ETFs) have not forgotten this tradition and will resolve to undertake some new years resolutions for ...
12-16-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Commodities have seen their fair share of market volatility for the year, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) have gone along for the ride. At one time this sector was considered a safe haven of sorts, with ETFs and ETNs giving investors a diversi...
12-11-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Last spring's surge in commodity prices lead to the introduction of a slew of commodity based exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs). Now that the price surge has proven to be short-lived, what lies ahead for these ETFs? There are more than two dozen c...
12-05-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Whether you're bullish or bearish, you can't deny it: commodities and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been in the headlines in a major way this year. They've also been the center of numerous debates: were they a bubble? Are they done ofr now? Is this just a correction? ...
10-15-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The commodities market has done a complete 180, and the market for the bare ingredients that make the world turn have fallen, taking related stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on a downward slide. The commodity bull market of the past seven years has ended its run, as the...
10-09-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The hot streak commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw this year is now on a cooling trend, as values have dropped 26-44% in the three months leading to Tuesday. The commodities slide is vast, and mutual funds have also taken hits. Crude oil is down 35% over the past three ...
10-03-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Commodities and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on pace for their worst week in nearly 50 years. Commodities, as measured by the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of 19 raw materials, have lost 9.9% this week - the most since at least 1956, reports Glenys Sim for Bloo...
09-15-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Industrial output has broad implications for the economy and exchange traded funds (ETFs), so it isn't good that it plunged by the largest amount in three years. Output fell by 1.1% last month, and economists were expecting a drop of just 0.3%, reports Martin Crutsinger for th...
09-01-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) may not be in such bad shape - despite July being the worst month in 28 years, in which they lost 10%. As this slide continues, an article from The Economist explains that there are reasons to not expect a collapse in raw material prices....
08-27-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Despite the recent correction, commodities are in their seventh year of gains, which has led exchange traded funds (ETFs) embarking on one of their largest growth spurts. Some now think the bottom is in sight, and it's not because of rising demand, but rather supply cuts. Corn...
08-19-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs), choosing among the many available isn't always a simple task. Investors have realized that prices for things like oil and corn can surge even as the rest of the market spoils. Ian Salisbury for The Wall Street Journal re...
07-22-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As food prices soar, corn and soybeans have tripled in price and they've given agriculture exchange traded funds (ETFs) a chance for growth. But in the meantime, other industries are getting killed. One casualty of higher food and grain costs are the catfish farmers in the Sou...
07-14-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to exchange traded funds (ETFs), investment strategy can make all the difference. Since the year is past the halfway mark, it is fair game to start comparing ETFs within the same sector, and ETFGuide compares three funds which track commodities. The commodities s...
07-10-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Not many exchange traded funds (ETFs) outside those focused on commodities are perched above their 200-day moving averages. That makes it worth noting that two biotechnology ETFs crossed the mark recently. Both iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) and Biotechnology HOLDRs (BBH) ...