Oil, gold, central banks, OPEC, the Fed and outright demand have more advisors researching how non-correlated assets and exchange traded funds can be beneficial in today’s market environment.
On the upcoming webcast, As Fed Reassesses Interest Rates, Is Your Portfolio Prepared?, Timothy Seymour, a Contributor at CNBC, James Butterfill, Head of Research and Investment Strategy of ETF Securities, and Matt Collins, Director and Head U.S. Product Operations of Capital Markets at ETF Securities, will decipher the key drivers of commodities today, look at the shifting market conditions and consider strategies to hedge and diversify a traditional portfolio.
Investors interested in diversifying their portfolios with commodities exposure have a number of ETF options available to them. ETF Securities recently came out with a line of ETFs to outperform the widely observed Bloomberg Commodity Indices without the need to worry about troublesome K-1 forms come tax season, including the actively managed ETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF (NYSEArca: BCI), ETFS Bloomberg All Commodity Longer Dated Strategy K-1 Free ETF (NYSEArca: BCD) and ETFS Bloomberg Energy Commodity Longer Dated Strategy K-1 Free ETF (NYSEArca: BEF).
BCI tries to provide long-term capital appreciation that exceeds the performance of the Bloomberg Commodities Index. It may not invest in all the components of the benchmark but will hold similar interests to those included in the index, along with short-term investment-grade fixed-income securities, money market instruments, certain bank instruments and cash or other cash alternatives. The underlying Bloomberg Commodities Index tracks the price of rolling positions in a basket of commodity futures with a maturity between 1 and 3 months.