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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 (DBC, A), which tracks futures on the 14 most popular commodities in the world; the fund sank more than 8% in 2013 while SPY jumped more than 26%. Many of the funds that struggled saw unfavorable supply and demand trends around the globe, while others suffered as investors rushed into white-hot equities. Still, a handful of products were able to come away with gains on the year. [click to continue…]

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U.S. equities seemingly took a breather today from last week’s record run, as investor concern over the Fed scaling back its major bond buying program weighed heavily on the markets. Today, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans commented that while the central bank’s stimulus measures have made good progress, officials need “a little more time” before they can be confident that the “substantial’ milestone has been reached. As such, investors will be paying close attention to Ben Bernanke’s testimony before the Senate on Wednesday and the release of the latest FOMC minutes [see The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].

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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 […]

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Gold is certainly the most popular precious metal to invest in. ETFs are available that cover every sector of this enormous market, but some investors may wish to achieve more broad-based exposure to precious metals. Few corners of the exchange-traded product world have seen more explosive growth in recent years than precious metals, as investors have embraced […]

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To investors’ relief, the Fed sent yet another strong signal to the markets that it is preparing to take action to boost the nation’s lackluster recovery. According to the minutes released today, “Many members judged that additional monetary accommodation would likely be warranted fairly soon unless incoming information pointed to a substantial and sustainable strengthening in the pace […]

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The growth of the ETF industry continues to foster innovation across the financial landscape, offering up countless ways for investors to easily and efficiently tap into previously hard-to-reach corners of the market. The diverse lineup of ETPs has been embraced by investors of all walks; exchange-traded products can serve as core building blocks in long-term, […]

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ETFs have emerged as popular tools for establishing exposure to a wide variety of asset classes, ranging from U.S. Treasuries to Vietnamese equities. But few corners of the exchange-traded product world have seen more explosive growth in recent years than precious metals, as investors have embraced these vehicles as the most efficient way to access […]

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ETF Securities, the European ETF giant that has now accumulated more than $2 billion in U.S. ETF assets, announced the latest addition to its product line on Friday. The ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares (GLTR) will be the first U.S.-based, physically backed precious metal basket ETP. GLTR (pronounced “glitter”) will hold gold, silver, platinum […]

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The pace of new fund launches may have slowed in the ETF industry in recent weeks, but there’s no shortage of behind-the-scenes activity filling the product pipeline with more intriguing ideas. Continuing the trend of innovation in the ETF space, most of the recent filings outline unique products not currently available in ETF form, and […]

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The Definitive Silver ETF Guide: Silver ETF Investing 101

by on November 12, 2009 | Updated November 1, 2012

While most investors are well aware of gold’s unprecedented march to $1,900/oz., far fewer are familiar with the yellow metal’s often overlooked cousin, silver. Although silver has flown under the radar, many investors consider the metal to be a sound investment due to robust industrial demand, its traditional role as a store of value, and […]

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Even the most vocal supporters of passive management and indexing have to admit that certain investor track records are far too stellar to attribute entirely to luck. While I’ve frequently disparaged the concept of active investing, I’m still eager to hear what trends legendary investors are following. The Wall Street Journal’s Gregory Zuckerman recently compiled some […]

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