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Precious metals and oil prices continue to show resilience, but other commodities are lagging behind lately. Could this signal more weakness in commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs)? The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) and sugar futures have been falling continuously in consecutive sessions as better supplies coupled with higher sugar […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in copper futures and miners were in negative territory Wednesday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve announcement and Ben Bernanke press conference for more color on interest rates, the economy and the Fed’s bond-buying program. Copper is a closely watched commodity because rising prices and demand are signals of […]

A 3% rally in Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) shares Wednesday and a weaker dollar provided a boost to exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in copper and miner stocks. Freeport reported higher first-quarter net income and the miner also declared a special dividend. The price Freeport-McMoRan received for copper rose 26%, the Associated Press reported. Exchange […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) for copper have moved lower this week and felt additional selling pressure Wednesday after Goldman Sachs said it’s closing a recommended trade based on the industrial metal. iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Total Return Subindex ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) was down over 2% in afternoon trade Wednesday. Goldman strategists made waves earlier this […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking copper futures and copper miners have traded in a range so far in 2011, searching for direction. Copper is used as an indicator for the overall economic health of the global economy and strong demand equals expansion. [Copper ETFs Take Point On Metals Charge.] Over the weekend, China reported a […]

Copper-miner stocks were set to extend their four-day winning streak Monday as exchange traded funds (ETFs) following the sector climbed above their 50-day moving average. Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSEArca: COPX) and First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund (NasdaqGM: CU) were both up about 3% in recent trading. The $222 million iPath Dow […]

The glut in shipping vessels and diminished demand for shipped goods could spell bad news for the shipping exchange traded fund (ETF). Meanwhile, Asia markets rally on the heels of U.S. stock gains. China Cisco Holdings Co., Asia’s biggest shipper by market value, projects a 32% drop in dry-bulk traffic for 2011 as the expanding […]

As global economies continue to improve, manufacturing rises and spending increases, greater demand for copper could keep copper prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) at high positions. Richard Adkerson, president and chief executive of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX), the world’s largest publicly traded copper miner, commented that “export business (and) consumer spending […]

Copper prices and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been dragged down on concerns that the massive quake in Japan could have affected the country’s ability to smelt copper. Still, hopeful observers note that rebuilding Japan could uplift industrial metals. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJC) fell around 6% last […]

Are you bullish or bearish on copper exchange traded funds (ETFs)? If you can’t decide, don’t feel bad: it seems like some analysts are similarly mixed on its direction these days. On the one hand, BlackRock is feeling bullish on resources like coal, iron ore and yes, copper. [Gold ETFs: After a Run, Now What?] […]

Last year, gold was the hot topic investors couldn’t stop talking about. And then, gold’s rally petered out. Should you hold your breath waiting for a comeback or look at other exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may do you better? People are having a hard time letting go. Even as the metal has begun to […]

Just weeks after Australia has recovered from massive flooding, a category 5 cyclone roared across the country. The impact of one of the country’s most powerful storm in history was mixed for some exchange traded funds (ETFs). Brian Redican on MarketPlace reports that over the last three or four days, businesses have been very busily […]

Copper isn’t getting any more plentiful or cheap. At least, that’s the party line from analysts, who are forecasting big things for the base metal’s exchange traded funds (ETFs). There are a few reasons lurking behind those bullish prognostications: China is expected to continue creating a major uptick in demand for copper as its economy […]

After falling for five consecutive days, copper exchange traded funds (ETFs) are back. But is the rally here to stay? The principles of supply and demand suggest that it may well be. First Trust ISE Global Copper (NASDAQ: CU) and Global X Copper Miners (NYSEArca: COPX) are both up more than 2.5% today after losing […]

Copper prices rose more than 30% in 2010. If you’re hoping for a continuation if that rally in copper exchange traded funds (ETFs), you may be in luck. Commodities have been leading the charge, largely on weakness in the dollar, but outshining the majority of them is copper. Dian L. Chu for Business Insider reports […]

Copper prices have entered new territory, so you can bet that investors are salivating at the increasingly close prospect of physically-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) that own the booming metal. iShares has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch its own physical copper ETF, competing with J.P. Morgan‘s copper ETF, writes Olivier Ludwig […]

Like they have for much of this year, copper exchange traded funds (ETFs) are surging on the heels of prices that have hit 31-year highs. And according to some, the top isn’t in sight. The primary impetus for today’s move was China’s decision to keep interest rates put. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the […]

Although there are hundreds of exchange traded funds (ETFs) to choose from, a select few rise to the top to become the most popularly researched. The ranking of the top 10 most popular ETFs is based on information given to InvestmentNews by Morningstar. In a slideshow, Investment News unveiled the ETFs. Among them were some […]

If you noticed the bump in copper prices on Tuesday, you were not alone. A physically-backed exchange traded fund (ETF) that would own the metal got the go-ahead to start trading on Friday on the  London Stock Exchange. The ETF could have a global impact on copper prices, because as with all physically-backed ETFs, each […]

The index provider behind a broad commodity exchange traded fund (ETF) has recently launched a copper index that could seen be followed by an ETF. United States Commodity Funds, the ETF provider behind such popular ETFs as the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) and United States Commodity Index (NYSEArca: USCI), has licensed from SummerHaven […]

China is taking steps to cool what many are starting to believe is runaway growth in its economy. The fact is, though, China is one of the major consumers in the world. Any slowing in their consumption could ding several exchange traded funds (ETFs). Here are some areas to watch closely. Copper. China is the […]

Global concerns about possible Chinese government austerity measures and debt problems in Europe are overriding positive corporate earnings reports and driving down equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) in early morning trading. ETFs are down even though the U.S. government reported wholesale prices rose less than expected in October, up 0.4%, while core producer prices, which […]

Copper prices have surged to 28-month highs while the base metal’s exchange traded funds (ETFs) follow suit. What’s driving the metal higher is more than you might think. A Chilean strike. Chile is the world’s largest copper producer, so any interruption have the potential to be keenly felt by the markets. Copper rose to a […]

Now that precious metals have gotten the physically-backed exchange traded fund (ETF) treatment, providers are now setting their sights on base metals. Both iShares and JP Morgan Chase have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch their own physically-backed copper ETFs. Why do so many want in on this metal now? [Copper […]

Investor interest in physically-backed metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) is intensifying. With that in mind, providers are lining up to launch new ones. But what impact would such fund have on the price of their underlying metals? The proposed new ETFs will buy actual metal, which may further strain the tight supply created by China’s […]

U.S. manufacturing continued to grow through September, although at a slower pace. Regardless of that, industrial exchange traded funds (ETFs) have kept their appeal for investors thanks to decent dividends. Two words: “less bad.” That’s what the manufacturing numbers were last month, and that’s enough for optimism these days, reports Ilya Leybovich for Industry Market […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track metals companies are on the move up this morning spurred by a positive earnings report from JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM) as Wall Street rides a wave of optimism about the economic recovery. Metals ETFs are trading higher by as much as 3.8% this morning after a spate of earnings […]

The copper market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on a hot streak, backed by good fundamentals and a weaker dollar. But analysts are still a little wary about speculators’ role in the quick rise of copper prices. Yesterday, copper closed at a 26-month high, reports Claudia Assis for MarketWatch. The metal has gained 11% […]

A global growth forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that showed a slowdown in developed markets turned exchange traded funds (ETFs) mixed in early trading. The IMF predicts 4.8% growth in the global economy this year and 4.2% next year – but most of that growth will come from developing countries and not the […]

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) were stuck in a lull at the beginning of the quarter. The markets soon struck a more positive note to wrap up the third quarter in a strong way. Let’s take a look at what ETFs investors were focusing on in the third quarter. Sugar. Speculation on rising demand for sugar […]