The equities market and stock exchange traded funds ended October flat in muted action as a renewed FBI investigation into Democratic runner Hillary Clinton’s emails added to political risk with just a few days until election day.
U.S. markets weakened over October, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 0.8%, the Nasdaq Composite down 1.8% and the S&P 500 1.8% lower.
The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products for the past month include the iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEArca: GRN) up 20.7%, iPath Seasonal Natural Gas ETN (NYSEArca: DCNG) up 12.7% and First Trust Brazil AlphaDEX Fund (NYSEArca: FBZ) up 12.0%.
GRN tracks the the Barclays Capital Global Carbon Index, which follows the performance of the most liquid carbon related credit plans, including both the European Union Emission Trading Scheme and the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism.
DCNG is made up of a single Henry Hub Natural Gas futures contract that expires in December and rolls annually. In October of each year, the index closes out its position in the current year’s December contract and rolls into another contract expiring in the December of the following calendar year.
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