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A Brief History of Commodity ETF Spikes

by on July 30, 2014 | Updated April 8, 2015

Commodity investing has long been known for its volatility, attracting traders who seek large daily movements to generate returns. After the ETF industry made investing in these hard assets more accessible, the popularity of utilizing these assets reached new highs. Over the past few years, commodity ETFs have seen a number of wild rides, as their underlying assets have made violent swings time and again. Below, we present a history of some of the most notable commodity ETF swings ever and what fueled these massive movements [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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10 of the Best ETF Trades of All Time

by on April 8, 2014 | Updated April 28, 2014

Timing the market has fascinated, frustrated, and confused the heck out of countless investors. Whether you’re a self-directed trader or a professional money manager, it’s very likely you’ve found yourself looking through charts, thinking: if only I could’ve had a piece of that trend! While it’s true that past performance is no guarantee of future returns, there is still a great deal of insights to be extracted from analyzing past booms and busts on Wall Street [see A Brief History of ETF Bubbles].

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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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Best & Worst Weekly Performers February 8th Edition

by on February 8, 2014 | Updated February 10, 2014

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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Best & Worst Weekly Performers February 1st Edition

by on February 1, 2014 | Updated February 7, 2014

Here is a look at the 25 best and 25 worst ETFs from the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long positions.

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2013 was a great year for broad markets, as it was largely dominated by a relentless bull-run that saw equities touch all-time highs. However, while some assets prospered, the commodity world struggled. This was best evidenced by the DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund , which tracks futures on the 14 most popular commodities in the […]

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In the spirit of recapping the highlights and lowlights on Wall Street as 2013 draws to a close, today we’re taking a look back at the biggest winners and losers in the ETF space from 2012 to see how they have fared following their impressive, or in some cases dismal, performances.

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New Highs & Lows October 26th Edition

by on October 26, 2013

Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long […]

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While most enjoyed 2012′s rather impressive track record, other not-so-lucky investors fell pray to those corners of the market most affected by the global economic slowdown. Some of the worst performers were the usual subjects, namely volatile commodities and alternative energy equities, but others might have been somewhat surprising. From the frustrating natural gas market […]

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Commodity ETFs burst onto the scene a few years ago, as these products democratized an asset class that was once difficult to reach for many retail investors. Now, these products are among the most traded in the ETF space and are often coveted for the volatility and potential returns that they provide. This year saw […]

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While 2012 has proven to be a surprisingly impressive year thus far, odds are that some investors have gotten seriously burned by certain underperforming corners of the market. Volatile trading combined with lackluster economic reports and a slowing global economy have hit a number of investments in one asset class particularly hard: commodities and commodity […]

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