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While the broad stock market has been mostly locked in a sideways trading range for the last six months, there are several exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have bested the S&P 500’s 5.6% year-to-date return. Sugar. Potential weather damage to sugar crops in Brazil, the world’s largest producer, helped push sugar prices to their highest […]

Basic economics dictates that a drop in supply will raise prices. Natural disasters and farmers calling it quits have reduced the supply of cotton, which has provided a nice boost to the cotton exchange traded note (ETN). Cotton prices have increased 36% in the last two months as a result of floods in Pakistan and […]

Global cotton consumption is estimated to outstrip output this year, giving the exchange traded note (ETN) something to rally about. Cotton prices have soared to a 25-year high, and demand is expected to outstrip supply this year for three key reasons: On the supply side, Pakistan, the world’s largest cotton grower, suffered heavy crop losses […]

Everyone wants cotton, apparently. That’s got those who grow it anticipating higher prices, tighter supplies and – for investors – a shortage could weave better returns for the cotton exchange traded note (ETN), too. Cotton may get stretched to its limit in the near future: as demand is high, inventories are tight and people in […]

The commodities markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have rallied hard in the past year, but now Jim Rogers, natural-resource investment guru, is even more bullish on raw materials as supply slowly lags behind growing demand. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. […]

Are you looking to expand your investment horizons? Here are some commodity and natural resource exchange traded notes (ETNs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that you may not know about. The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not […]

There’s a battle over cotton that could affect its exchange traded note (ETN), and it’s anything but soft and fluffy. The United States and Brazil have been in a war over cotton subsidies for around six years, with the United States on the losing end. The World Trade Organization has gotten involved, and things could […]