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Over the past two years, a number of issuers like iShares and JP Morgan have filed for a physical copper ETF; something investors have been wanting for quite some time. At first glance, it seems like a solid idea; after all, GLD and SLV are two of the most popular ETFs in the world, and each of them offers physical exposure to their respective metals. But despite the popularity of the physical structure, it may not make much sense for this industrial metal to be adopted into such an ETF [for more copper ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio Now Available

by on October 22, 2012

The Mining Boom ETFdb Portfolio is now available to ETFdb Pro members with a free 7-day trial of the Pro subscription. This new portfolio, one of more than 50 all-ETF model portfolios available at ETFdb.com, is designed for investors who wish to overweight exposure to the mining industry through the equity and bond markets, excluding any investments in physical metals. This investment strategy may appeal to those who want to beef up their portfolio’s exposure to this highly cyclical and lucrative industry as the global recovery picks up steam [see Free 7 Simple & Cheap All-ETF Model Portfolios].

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The FTSE Group, one of the leading indexing firms, recently announced the results of its Annual Country Classification Review, the process by which global equity markets are classified as Developed, Advanced Emerging, Secondary Emerging or Frontier using a scale of 21 “Qualities of Market” criteria. There were no reclassifications this year, but a couple more additions […]

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In recent years interest in exposure to natural resources has surged, thanks perhaps in part to the ease of access afforded by the exchange-traded structure. While commodities have always been popular with active traders, they’ve caught on in recent years among those investors with a longer time horizon. The impressive performances turned in during a […]

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ETFs continue to make their way into portfolios of all styles and sizes as investors have embraced the transparency and cost-efficiency benefits associated with the exchange-traded product structure. As the product lineup grows more diverse, investors have taken advantage of being able to easily tap into a variety of previously difficult-to-reach asset classes. The world of commodities […]

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With equity markets on a winning streak, many investors have brushed aside the commodity asset class as it has lagged behind in the new year. Nonetheless, this corner of the market remains abundant with opportunities and the potential to deliver impressive gains for those with a keen eye and a stomach for risk. Industrial metals, and copper […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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Better late than never. E*TRADE, the online brokerage that is perhaps best known for its commercials starring infant trading whizzes, has begun offering commission free trading on a lineup of exchange-traded funds. ETFs issued by Global X, WisdomTree, and db-X (Deutsche Bank) will be eligible for commission free trading on the E*Trade platform. That lineup […]

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With over 1,600 exchange-traded products on the market as of 2014, investors have likely run into some seemingly “duplicate” offerings. While many of the “plain vanilla” products have quite a bit in common, there are more than a handful of funds which offer seemingly identical exposure, although a closer look under the hood reveals some […]

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Among investors interested in exposure to commodities, gold and crude oil tend to dominate most discussions; these natural resources are among the most widely traded in the world, and tend to account for the lion’s share of allocations to the “third asset class” in most long-term portfolios. But these two commodities are, of course, only […]

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The old adage “never judge a book by its cover” has been applied to a wide variety of situations over the years, from encouraging open mindedness in social situations to shopping for a car to, well, judging books by their covers. And it turns out this piece of advice can be quite valuable for investors […]

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Global X announced on Thursday the launch of the S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada (TSXV), the first ETF to target companies on Canada’s junior exchange. The TSX Venture Exchange was created in 1999 after major Canadian stock exchanges agreed to restructure the country’s financial markets by market capitalization. The Venture Exchange includes companies too small in […]

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