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The United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) is not only one of the most popular commodity ETFs in the world, but one of the most popular ETFs period. The fund, which tracks natural gas futures, has been a coveted trading instrument since it debuted in 2007. One of the reasons that UNG has become such a heavily-utilized vehicle is because the fund is well-known for exhibiting high volatility on a day-to-day basis; that makes it an ideal tool for active traders. [click to continue…]

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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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Buy On The Dip Prospects: June 23rd Edition

by on June 23, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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Each year, hurricane season becomes a focal point for a number of energy traders, as the storms have been well-known to knock out key pipelines and platforms around the country. As such, ETFs like the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) continually make headlines as many have pointed (myself included) to the funds as being […]

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The United States Natural Gas Fund is among the most heavily-traded ETFs in the world. Tracking front-month NG futures, UNG has solidified its place as a trader’s delight, featuring hefty volatility and strong liquidity. As natural gas remains one of the most unpredictable and turbulent commodities, so too does UNG, as the ETF has become […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects: April 14th Edition

by on April 14, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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Since markets bottomed in March of 2009, few assets have let up in their relentless run, as the recent bull market has been one of the strongest in recent history. Still, while funds like SPY and DIA have been roaring forward, not all ETFs have been able to enjoy the same success. After taking a […]

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Buy On The Dip Prospects February 10th Edition

by on February 10, 2014 | Updated February 24, 2014

Here is a look at ETFs that currently offer attractive buying opportunities. The ETFs included in this list are rated as buy candidates for two reasons. First, each of these funds is deemed to be in an uptrend based on the fact that it is trading above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, which are […]

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Best & Worst Weekly Performers January 25th Edition

by on January 25, 2014 | Updated January 31, 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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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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When it comes to investing, hindsight is always 20-20. There are dozens of occasions when the “could have, should have” mentality applies to making portfolio allocations, especially if you missed out on big gains. There are, however, situations in which investors can breathe a sigh of relief that they did not execute certain positions that […]

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