Similar funds:

  • SPDR FTSE/Macquarie Global Infra 100 (GII): down 8.5% year-to-date
  • First Trust ISE Glb Engnrg And Const Idx (FLM): up 8.6% year-to-date
  • PowerShares Emerg Mks Infrastructure (PXR): up 35.8% year-to-date
  • iShares S&P Global Infrastructure Index (IGF): down 4.7% year-to-date

Claymore Delta Global Hard Assets Fund. Companies included will benefit through both the ups and downs in hard commodities prices, which includes mining, processing and selling hard commodities. Hard commodities include precious metals, base metals, energy and energy services.

Similar funds:

  • iShares S&P North Amer Natural Resources (IGE): up 12.4% year-to-date
  • Market Vectors RVE Hard Assets Prod ETF (HAP): up 20.8% year-to-date

Claymore Delta Global Agribusiness Fund. This will have companies that deal with growing, selling, processing or trading a agricultural commodities such as corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar, palm oil, cotton, oats and fruit. Biofuel companies may also be included.

The Claymore agribusiness fund will have to compete against the Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO), which is up 32.1% year-to-date.

If there are a actively managed commodity ETFs, then why not actively managed commodity futures funds? The ETN ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETN (LSC), currently down 9.7% year-to-date, takes the long and short positions in various commodity futures according to trends.

Max Chen contributed to this article.