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For retail investors, ETFs have leveled the playing field and opened all sorts of alternative asset classes and strategies to the mainstream. One asset class that has surged in popularity has been commodity and natural resource investing. As such, the number of ETFs in this area has exploded and now represents one of the largest fund categories around. Currently, there are over 110 different funds that track futures and hard asset prices [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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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 to investments in a popular Latin American country, we outline the ten worst-performing ETFs in 2012 (Year-to-date returns as of 12/20/2012) [see also How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]: [click to continue…]

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Teucrium, the Vermont-based firm behind a growing lineup of exchange-traded commodity products, announced today the launch of a new fund targeting agricultural resources. The Teucrium Agriculture Fund (TAGS) will offer equal exposure to the “big 4″ of the agriculture commodity space: sugar, corn, wheat, and soybeans [see also Special Report: In Search Of The Best […]

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For advisors utilizing ETFs in client portfolios, the details matter. Whether it be the difference in product structure, weighting methodology, or degree of currency exposure, seemingly minor details often end up having a rather significant impact on bottom line returns and overall volatility. The importance of nuanced elements of product structures is particularly important when […]

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Recently we sat spoke with Sal Gilbertie President of Teucrium to discuss the market for commodity ETPs and how these investments could make for an interesting component of a portfolio. Additionally, we delve into the company’s flagship product, the CORN fund to find out why investors should take a closer look at this important commodity. […]

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A resurgence of political risk has stuck the markets back down threatening any hope of a solid economic recovery. First, protests in Tunisia and Egypt rocked world equities and it now appears as if issues have bubbled over in Libya as well. What began as small scale protests against the autocratic regime have now escalated […]

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Teucrium, the firm that debuted the only pure play corn ETF last year and recently added a natural gas fund, announced the launch of its third exchange-traded product today. The Teucrium WTI Crude Oil Fund (CRUD) offers exposure to futures contracts for WTI crude oil, also known as Texas Light Sweet Crude Oil, traded on […]

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Investors hoping to coast through the summer months learned early in June that a summer slowdown wasn’t in the cards. Trading volumes remained elevated throughout the month, and volatility continued its impressive climb higher. With the latest developments out of Europe continuing to ripple through the global economy and fresh concerns about the best approach […]

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Teucrium Trading LLC, the Brattleboro, Vermont-based firm that launched the first pure play corn ETF earlier this month, has now filed for SEC approval on a slew of single-commodity funds offering exposure to everything from crude oil to soybeans. The five proposed products include:

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