This ETN offers investors exposure to a broad basket of commodities using a long/short methodology. The fund applies this method to six commodity sectors comprised of 16 traditional, physical commodity futures contracts . The Index Components are grouped into six sectors and each sector, except the energy sector and softs sector, is represented on either a long or short basis. This fund could provide decent exposure to the commodity sector and could be a quality hedge for some investors, potentially making money no matter what the broad market is doing. However, investors should note that there is no way to know if the fund will be able to deliver on this promise over the long-term and it is usually heavily concentrated in energy and grain products while maintaining minimal weightings to industrial and precious metals. However, for those who are intrigued by this strategy, it is really the only option available and it could provide a less volatile play on the broad commodity markets. Investors should just make sure to use the product sparingly and to remember that it is an ETN so credit risk issues should always be in the back of your mind as well.
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This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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