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Crude oil and energy exchange traded funds rallied Thursday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to the first output cut since 2008, with Saudi Arabia relaxing its position on Iran amid stubbornly low oil prices. Oil services companies, those among the worst-off during the prolonged depressed oil environment, led the rebound on Thursday, […]

ProShares has rolled out an actively managed oil exchange traded fund to help diminish the negative effects of a futures market in contango and remove the hassle of having to fill out a K-1 form come tax season. On Wednesday, ProShares launched the ProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF (BATS: OILK). OILK has a […]

The depressed crude oil prices have weighed on energy producers, with the upcoming earnings season expected to reveal another dismal result for the sector. However, energy exchange traded funds may see brighter days ahead as we move past a market bottom. “Analysts currently project that both the price of oil (WTI) and the estimated earnings […]

Sugar exchange traded notes climbed Friday, with sugar futures surging to a four-year high, on speculation of smaller harvest across major producing regions. On Friday, the iPath Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) rose 6.3% and Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) gained 5.1%. Sugar has staged a huge comeback in 2016, with SGG […]

A copper exchange traded note surged Tuesday and was testing its long-term resistance line after China’s strong economic data eased growth concerns. The iPath Bloomberg Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) gained 2.7% on Wednesday on over three times its average daily volume and was testing its resistance at the 200-day simple moving average […]

While the markets may be worried about the effects of a Federal Reserve interest rate, there are still a number of factors that can still support the gold market and bullion-related exchange traded funds. On a recent webcast, A Golden 2016: Where Does Gold Go from Here?, Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst at VanEck, argued that […]

Gold exchange traded funds have been among the best performing assets of the year as volatility pushed investors toward safer assets and global central banks implemented aggressive monetary policies to support growth and fight deflationary pressures. On an upcoming webcast this Tuesday, A Golden 2016: Where Does Gold Go from Here?, Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst at […]

Natural gas prices, along with the commodity-related exchange traded fund, surged Monday on speculation that the U.S. would suffer through another week of lingering summer heat. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 4.1% Monday. Despite the summer rebound, UNG is still down 5.3% year-to-date. Meanwhile, natural gas futures were 3.9% higher to […]

Crude oil-related exchange traded funds climbed Thursday after the U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed a surprisingly large drawdown in oil inventories on lower imports into the U.S. Gulf Coast in response to disruptions associated with Tropical Storm Hermine. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, […]

Livestock-related exchange traded notes have been among the worst performing commodity investments this year, but after a recent steep sell-off, some traders see a buying opportunity. On Wednesday, the iPath Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: COW) was up 3.3 and UBS E-TRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: UBC) rose 2.0%. The livestock-related ETNs […]

Coal exchange traded funds climb on an insatiable Chinese demand for foreign supply with a growing shortage at home. On Tuesday, the VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL), which tracks the coal industry, jumped 4.5% and the GreenHaven Coal Fund (NYSEArca: TONS), which is designed to offer investors with exposure to daily changes in the […]

Gold bullion and precious metals miners exchange traded funds are clawing back from a recent sell-off, surging on Tuesday as more traders grow skeptical of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike anytime soon. Leading the charge on Tuesday, the PureFunds Junior Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 7.6%, Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDJ) […]

Precious metals miner stocks and sector-related exchange traded fund lead gains Friday after a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs data fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve would hold off on an interest rate hike this month. Leading the charge on Friday, Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) jumped 5.2%, VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: […]

Commodity exchange traded funds are subject to seasonal trends as certain supply and demand dynamics shift through the year. In September, energy and silver ETFs could suffer through a changing trend. For starters, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, has historically underperformed in September, only inching […]

The lone wheat exchange traded fund slipped to a new low Monday as prices on the soft commodity plunged to their lowest in a decade on huge buildups in inventory around the world. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) fell 1.9% on Monday. WEAT has declined 20.0% year-to-date. Meanwhile, CBOT wheat futures were down 2.6% […]

Gold exchange traded funds are trading flat after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen skirted a definitive plan on monetary policy, leaving investors uncertain when the central bank will ultimately hike rates. On Friday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) dipped 0.1%, with […]

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will give her much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech on Friday 10 a.m. Eastern, and depending on how dovish she seems, exchange traded funds on some of this year’s most popular plays may either continue to push higher or find an abrupt ceiling. Yellen has maintained a dovish stance throughout the year, […]

Ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement at its annual Jackson Hole meeting, gold prices dipped to a four-week low, with gold miners and sector-related exchange traded funds breaking below a key level. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) dropped 4.5% Wednesday, plummeting below its support at the short-term, 50-day simple moving average. On […]

Natural gas prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds are perking up as forecasts for hotter weather ahead raise expectations for higher electricity consumption. The United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEArca: UNG) rose 3.5% on Monday as Nymex natural gas futures were up 3.8% to $2.68 per million British thermal units. Despite recent gains, UNG has […]

After just a couple of weeks past a bear market fall off, crude oil futures moved backed into bullish territory Thursday. Meanwhile, some larger traders jumped into a smart-beta, energy sector exchange traded fund on the suddenly rosier outlook in the oil market. Crude oil futures are now trading 20% higher since spending a day […]

After concerns on a supply glut that dragged the energy market into a bear market, gasoline prices are bouncing back, with a related exchange traded fund testing its short-term trend line, in response to new data that showed stockpiles are falling. The United States Gasoline Fund (NYSEArca: UGA) is higher for the fifth consecutive day, […]

Gold prices inched higher Tuesday, despite conflicting views from Federal Reserve officials. As the U.S. waits for the Fed announcement, traders may consider a bearish or inverse gold exchange traded funds to hedge against a more hawkish outlook. On Tuesday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold […]

Crude oil prices and commodity-related exchange traded funds are pushing higher for the fourth straight day as traders speculate on the likelihood of production cuts to stabilize the market and a weakening U.S. dollar helped support prices. On Tuesday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, 1.0% […]

Global central bankers’ ever-looser monetary policies and increased uncertainties helped drive investment demand for gold bullion and related exchange traded funds to record highs for the first six months of the year. According to the World Gold Council, over the first-half of the year, investment demand for gold, which includes bars and coins and demand from […]

Crude oil prices and related exchange traded funds climbed Thursday after the Saudi oil minister hinted at possible action in light of another dip in prices and the International Energy Agency forecasted supply to fall behind demand. On Thursday, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, rose […]

Bullion and precious metals miners have benefited from the recent shift toward safe-haven assets and ongoing accommodative monetary policies around the world. However, miners and related exchange traded funds could continue to outperform in a strengthening gold environment. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold […]

The palladium exchange traded fund jumped Wednesday as increased Chinese car sales fueled speculation that demand could outstrip auto supplies. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) rose 4.5% Wednesday and was up 23.0% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the palladium spot price was 4.4% higher to $720.66 per ounce. Palladium prices are shining after data showed Chinese […]

Energy sector exchange traded funds surged alongside crude oil prices as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries set plans for informal talks in September, fueling speculation that the oil cartel could execute an output freeze in light of the recent plunge back into a bear market on a glut in gasoline fuel. Leading the charge […]

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. Investors threw more than $50 billion into commodities this year, the best start to a year since 2009 when commodity assets were at the start of a three-year […]

After a better-than-expected July jobs report, speculation over a potential Federal Reserve rate hike this year and a strengthening U.S. dollar pummeled gold and miners-related exchange traded funds. On Friday, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 3.2% and VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) declined 3.3% while the SPDR Gold […]