Interest in commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs) are stealthily on the rise. Guy Lerner of The Street.com shows us three ways to get exposure to commodities. The most well-rounded way is with the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC).This exchange traded fund tracks a basket of six commodities. They include light sweet crude, heating oil, aluminum, corn, wheat and gold.
If your looking to focus on oil, the United States Oil Fund (USO),which tracks the price of crude oil, is recommended. Commodity exposure through a country-specific strategy calls for the Templeton Russia and East European Fund (TRF).This is a closed-end fund that invests in securities of that region.
(The column referenced was originally published on Real Money on Nov.9.)
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