Historically, production is at their highest during the June and July months before falling off starting in August.
In anticipation of the ongoing global growth story and return to reflationary trends, Matt Collins, Director and Head U.S. Product Operations of Capital Markets at ETF Securities, pointed to a number of ways for investors to diversify their portfolios by hedging risks or capitalizing on improving commodity prices.
For instance, investors who want to use precious metals as a short-term hedge and even a long-term play on improving fundamentals may consider a number of physically backed metals-related ETFs as a way to diversify a traditional stock and portfolio, including ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR), ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL). ETF investors can also use the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares (NYSEArca: GLTR) as a catch-all of all four precious metals.
Furthermore, investors interested in diversifying their portfolios with commodities exposure have a number of ETF options available to them. ETF Securities 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).
The broad commodity ETFs reflect ETF Securities’ outlook on the commodities market, notably their bullish views on agricultural and energy plays. BCI includes a hefty 29.6% tilt toward agricultural commodities and 29.2% to energy while BCD includes 25.1% agriculture and 22.6% energy. Alternatively, investors can just focus on an improving energy market through the targeted BEF.
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