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  • Commodity ETFs Could Enjoy 2017

    01-04-2017 10:39 AM by Brenton Garen

    The rising dollar and the Federal Reserve's first interest rate hike of the year sent precious metals and the corresponding ETFs tumbling to end 2016. However, oil and oil exchange traded products got a lift after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and ot...

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  • GLD: An Important Commodities ETF at an Important Juncture

    09-23-2016 10:29 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds have enjoyed greater investment interest this year as a recovery in oil prices and resurgence in safe-haven gold bets helped attract steady inflows. According to BlackRock data, commodities-related exchange traded products attracted $27.7 billio...

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  • Commodity ETFs in Bull Market for First Time in Four Years

    06-06-2016 03:32 PM by Max Chen

    The commodity market and related exchange traded funds are finally having their moment in the sun, rallying back into a bull market and outperforming traditional equities and fixed-income assets. Since their January lows, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEA...

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  • Dollar Declines Mean Go-Go Days for Commodities ETFs

    05-04-2016 03:11 PM by Brenton Garen

    The inverse relationship between the U.S. dollar and commodities is on full display this yearfor exchange traded fund (ETF) investors. For example, the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), which tracks the price movement of the U.S. dollar against a b...

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  • Commodity ETFs Are Outperforming Stocks, Bonds

    04-29-2016 02:53 PM by Max Chen

    Commodity exchange traded funds are enjoying their best month since 2010 and are beating traditional equities and fixed-income assets to boot. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) rose 7.8%, iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total...

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  • Another Diversified Commodities ETF to Consider

    03-10-2016 11:41 AM by Brenton Garen

    Broad commodities exchange traded productshave been a mixed bag this year Rising precious metals have helped prop up these funds, as has the recent surge in oil prices Commodities investors need to be careful of potentially limited upside for the asset class Broad commo...

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  • Commodity ETFs' Rally May Be 'False Start'

    03-08-2016 02:26 PM by Max Chen

    Broad commodities market has been trending higher this year China, the second largest economy in the world, has been buying less from the global markets Anumber of inverse ETFs hedge against falling commodities The commodities group and related exchange traded funds hav...

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  • Commodity ETFs Take Beating from Fed

    12-17-2015 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar rallies off the Federal Reserve's tightening monetary policy, commodity exchange traded funds are slipping to new lows. On Thursday, the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca: GCC) fell 0.9%, PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEA...

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  • Fed Fans Flame on Inverse Commodity ETFs

    11-25-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Weakening global growth and the strong U.S. dollar have weighed on demand for raw materials and pressured commodities-related exchange traded funds, with a major commodity index now trading near a 16-year low. The broad commodities market has been trending lower. Year-to-date,...

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  • Commodity ETFs Drag to New Lows

    11-12-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Broad commodity exchange traded funds are trading at all time lows as gold, copper and other commodities approach levels not seen since the global financial crisis. Year-to-date, the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca: GCC) fell 17.1%, PowerShares DB Commodit...

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  • A Look At Commodity ETFs Best Week In Years

    10-12-2015 11:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the markets anticipate the Federal Reserve's near-zero interest rate policy will be here for a while longer, we are back in a risk-on environment, with commodity-related exchange traded funds breaking out. Last week, the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca:...

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  • Real Assets, Commodity ETFs for a Rising Rate Environment

    08-03-2015 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    While commodity assets and related exchange traded funds have been among the most hated investments, the outlook for the asset class could turn around during a rising interest rate environment. Tim Strauts, senior market research analyst for Morningstar, argues that real asset...

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  • Expect a Prolonged Slump in Commodity ETFs

    07-09-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities exchange traded funds could be stuck in an extended downtrend as a so called negative feedback loop of increased production and high liquidity keep pressure on prices. The broad commodities market has been trending lower. Year-to-date, the GreenHaven Continuous Com...

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  • Pick and Choose Commodity Exposure with ETFs

    07-06-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can utilize exchange traded funds to target specific commodity opportunities as the commodities market begins to show greater divergence among its various components. Over the past three months, the broader commodities market has been turning around. For instance, th...

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  • Commodity ETFs Provide Diversification and Protect Against Inflation

    06-05-2015 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities and related exchange traded funds have underperformed equities and fixed-income markets over the past few years, but investors should not ignore the benefits of including some exposure to diversify their portfolios. The broad commodities market has been falling beh...

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  • Commodities ETFs Pullback on Strong USD, Overseas Weakness

    05-21-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The rebounding U.S. dollar and concerns about China, the second largest world economy, are dragging down commodities prices and related exchange traded funds. Since the Monday close, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) dipped 2.2%, iPath Dow Jones-...

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  • Commodity ETFs Starting to Turn Around

    04-22-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors may be easing back into commodities and related exchange traded funds as a strengthening global economy, a slowing U.S. dollar and fall off in prices are enticing some bottom fishers. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArc...

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  • Commodity ETFs May Have More Room To Fall

    03-25-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds, especially those that track base metals, could fall behind as a slowdown in China diminishes consumptions and cheaper oil helps cut costs in production. Broad commodity exchange traded products have been underperforming other asset classes. Yea...

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  • Commodity ETF Traders Have to Be Picky

    10-10-2014 01:52 PM by Max Chen

    With the U.S. dollar strengthening and global growth concerns lingering, the commodities market have stumbled. Nevertheless, traders can still find some opportunities, but they will have to target single commodity-specific exchange traded funds. The PowerShares DB Commodity In...

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  • Potent Inflation-Fighting ETFs

    10-06-2014 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Treasury inflation protected securities have been used as a go-to hedge for rising prices. However, there are a number of other assets and exchange traded funds investors can utilize to shield against inflationary pressures. A lot of people think TIPS are a magic bullet for th...

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  • Commodity ETFs at Multi-Year Lows on Supply Glut

    09-11-2014 01:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    Slowing global growth has stifled demand for raw materials, pushing down commodity-related exchange traded funds to multi-year lows, with one broad commodity index trading near a five-year low. The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) has declined 7.5% ...

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  • Investors Shift Back to Commodity ETFs

    08-07-2014 03:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds are garnering more attention as investors hedge against swings in bonds and stocks, and play on long-term fundamentals. Funneling $1.2 billion into commodity exchange traded funds over July, investors have put more money into commodity investmen...

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  • After Sell-Off, Commodity ETFs Could Turn Around

    08-04-2014 04:17 PM by Max Chen

    After dragging through one of their worst months since May 2012, the commodities market and related exchange traded funds can still find some pockets of strength as seasonal trends start kicking in. The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) dipped 4.2% o...

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  • Commodity ETFs in Rough Patch as World Bank Turns Bearish

    07-17-2014 02:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Issuing a bad omen for commodity-related exchange traded funds, the World Bank believes precious metals, oil and soft commodity prices are set to drop. Broad commodity ETFs have underperformed the broader market this year, with the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund ...

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  • Think About Using Commodity ETFs as a Portfolio Diversifier

    06-20-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Recent strength in the precious metals complex underscores the importance of including alternative assets in an exchange traded funds portfolio to achieve greater diversification. Broad commodity exchange traded product options include the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracki...

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  • ETFs to Watch as Ukraine, Russia Tensions Escalate

    05-02-2014 03:40 PM by Max Chen

    Without a resolution to the escalating geopolitical tension between Ukraine and Russia, exchange traded fund investors should keep a close eye on a couple of asset classes to help minimize or even profit from the increased volatility. According to analysis on funds in a theore...

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  • Diversify with Commodity ETFs as Correlation to Equities Declines

    04-24-2014 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    As investment banks cut ties with their commodities units, commodity prices are beginning to show a lower correlation to the equities market. Investors can benefit from the greater diversification qualities of the asset class through related exchange traded funds. David Bicche...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Commodities Conundrum

    12-20-2013 11:17 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    A notable broad based Commodity futures fund has seen some decent sized redemption activity this week, as DBC (PowerShares DB Commodity Index, Expense Ratio 0.93%) has lost more than $335 million lately. The fund still has well more than $5 billion in total assets under manage...

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  • December is a Bad Month for Commodity ETFs

    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 ...

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  • Commodity ETFs Remain Unloved Despite Recent Strength

    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 ...

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  • Special Report: Alternative ETFs

    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, ...

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  • A Deep Dive Into an Equal-Weighted Commodity ETF

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs: Beyond DBC

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Commodities

    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...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Commodities

    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 ...

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  • List of Top Commodity ETFs

    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...

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  • U.S. News Names 'Best Fit' ETF Rankings

    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...

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  • Are Commodity ETFs Ready To Rebound Off Their Monthly Low?

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs and Their Role

    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...

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  • 4 ETFs for the Agriculture Revival

    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...

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  • When In Drought, Agriculture ETFs Look Good

    08-17-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The production of crops is being affected by a summer thats 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-...

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  • Agriculture ETFs: Withering Crops, Growing Prices

    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....

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  • ETFs to Play the Most Important Meal of the Day

    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...

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  • Why Investors Like Agriculture ETFs

    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 ...

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  • Wheat ETFs Poised for a Bounce

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs Could Help Lead the Super Cycle

    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...

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  • Contango and ETFs: What It Is, What You Can Do About It

    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...

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  • 6 ETFs for the Agriculture Sector Recovery

    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...

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  • 7 ETFs for Latin America's Recovery

    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. ...

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  • How to Harness Energy By Using ETFs

    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. ...

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  • How to Protect Yourself from the Big Deficit With ETFs

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs: What You Should Know

    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 ...

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  • Looking to the Future: The Case for Commodity ETFs

    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...

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  • 4 Things to Consider When Investing in Commodity ETFs

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs: Why There's Upward Pressure

    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 econom...

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  • Stocks, ETFs Stay Flat as Markets Await Earnings

    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...

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  • ETFs Benefit As Global Stocks Ready for Biggest Gains Since 2003

    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...

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  • ETF Spotlight: iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG)

    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...

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  • 2009: A Banner Year for Commodity ETFs?

    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.S...

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  • How to Play the Fed's Decision With ETFs

    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...

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  • The Commodity ETF Hot Streak: Can It Last?

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs Heat Up; How to Pick Your Spots

    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...

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  • How to Play Jim Rogers' Views on Commodities and Currencies

    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). ...

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  • The 4 Types of Commodity ETFs and Why You Should Know the Difference

    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 ...

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  • 6 Strategies to Rebuild Your ETF Portfolio

    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...

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  • How to Play Federal Reserve's Moves With ETFs

    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...

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  • ETFs in a Recovery: Where the Money Is Going Now

    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...

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  • How Commodity ETFs Can Dodge Regulations

    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...

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  • Which Commodity ETFs Could Heat Up As the Weather Cools?

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs Brace for CFTC Regulations

    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 long...

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  • Commodity ETFs: Where They're Going Next

    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...

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  • Not All Commodity ETFs Are Created Equal

    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...

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  • Jim Rogers: Commodities, ETFs Are the Solution

    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...

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  • How and Why to Incorporate Commodity ETFs In Your Portfolio

    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 ...

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  • 4 Reasons Commodity ETFs Are Gaining Assets

    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...

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  • How to Access Commodities with Australia's ETF

    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 ...

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  • Are We Headed for a New Commodity ETF Bull?

    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...

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  • Why Commodities and ETFs May Have Best Quarter Since Mid-2008

    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...

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  • 5 ETFs That Are Sitting in the Bargain Bin

    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...

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  • Why Commodity ETF Assets Are Soaring

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs: When Will the Trend Come Back?

    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 ...

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  • 7 Ways You Can Use ETFs

    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 choos...

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  • 14 ETFs to Keep in Mind for 2009

    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 andwill resolve to undertake some new years resolutions for a...

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  • Commodity ETFs, ETNs: Which Is Better?

    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...

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  • After Slew of Launches, What's Next for Commodity ETFs?

    12-11-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last spring's surge in commodity prices lead to the introductionof a slewof commodity based exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs). Now that the price surge hasproven to be short-lived, what lies ahead for these ETFs? There are more than two dozen commo...

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  • Why Jim Rogers Thinks Commodity ETFs Aren't Finished Yet

    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? ...

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  • Commodity ETFs Go for a Ride

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs On Ice for Now

    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 ...

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  • Commodities, ETFs Close Up Bad Week

    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...

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  • With ETFs, There Are Ways to Play Lower Industrial Output

    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...

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  • Is Death of Commodity ETFs Greatly Exaggerated?

    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....

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  • If Commodities Are Indeed At the Bottom, It Could Be ETFs' Gain

    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...

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  • Commodity ETFs Become Portfolio Staples

    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...

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  • Another Food Price Casualty Gives Agricultural ETFs Another Helping

    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...

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  • It's All In the Construction With Commodity ETFs

    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...

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  • Can Biotech And Agriculture ETFs Get Acreage With Your Money?

    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) ...

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