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Investments in commodities and natural resources has long been a popular portfolio allocation strategy, as this corner of the market has the potential to offer lucrative and uncorrelated returns. While there are several approaches investors can take, capturing exposure via equities is an appealing option as this strategy avoids the nuances and complexities of futures trading. And thanks to the ETF industry, there are now several ways investors can gain cheap and easy access to producers of natural resources around the globe [Download Free Report: How To Buy The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant opening and filing of new ETFs it is easy to forget about some of the older funds still on the market for investors. Although there are numerous new funds already in the pipeline, taking a step back and looking at the performance of  ETFs that have been on the market for a while paints a vivid picture of just how far the industry has come [see also 5 Worst ETF Strategies Of The Last 5 Years].

This month marks the three-year anniversary of three offerings from issuers IndexIQ and iShares. Since October of 2009, hedge fund ETFs, CPI and ALT, along with the commodity producers ETF GRES have weathered poor market conditions and proved that their strategies are here to stay. Combined, these funds have accumulated over $170.5 million and counting in total assets over the last three years [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio].

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The evolution of the ETF industry has brought forth previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market to the fingertips of mainstream investors. Commodities in particular have seen a surge in popularity as investors have embraced the exchange-traded product wrapper as the preferred means for accessing this potentially lucrative asset class. The ETF universe is vast however, […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]

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With the finish line in sight, 2010 has been a generally solid year for commodities as an asset class; strong demand from emerging markets, a shaky dollar, fears about inflation, and a number of supply issues have conspired to send prices of everything from corn to gold to sugar skyward [see Top Five Commodity ETFs […]

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It’s baaaaaaaack. After a brief hiatus that saw investors rushing to determine the best ways to battle deflation, inflationary concerns have begun to surface again. The cause of the latest bout of inflationary anxiety is of course the QE2 program recently announced by the Federal Reserve that calls for the purchase of hundreds of billions […]

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Adam Patti is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IndexIQ, a New York-based ETF issuer behind several of the most innovative ETF products to hit the market in recent years. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to discuss commodity investing, ETF options for protecting against inflation, and replicating hedge fund-like returns […]

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ETFs trended higher this week but finished flat on Friday as the markets digested conflicting data reports. This came after retail sales rose by 0.3% but the consumer sentiment index headed lower, leaving investors to wonder which direction the American consumer will take the economy. In other news, Obama is set to nominate Janet Yellen, […]

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It’s difficult to put a finger on the exact cause of the recent surge in popularity of commodity investing. More than likely, the boom is attributable to a number of different factors. Correlation between international equity markets (and even between stocks and bonds) has surged in recent years, increasing both the importance and difficulty of […]

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Last year saw more than 100 new product launches, ranging from plain vanilla equity and bond funds to ETFs offering exposure to exotic new investment strategies and asset classes previously available only to a limited slice of the investing community. The innovation that has made ETFs a popular alternative to mutual funds seems ready to […]

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Commodities are the new black in the world of investing, thanks in no small part to the rise of ETFs as the tool of choice in more and more portfolios. Commodity ETFs saw cash inflows of more than $30 billion in 2009, as total assets more than doubled on the year. According to the ETF […]

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Michael Johnston, senior analyst at ETF Database, appeared on live television this morning to discuss a few ETFs that would serve as possible hedges against inflation, including: WisdomTree Dreyfus Emerging Currency Fund (CEW) IndexIQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF (CPI) Claymore/Clear Global Timber Fund (CUT) Market Vectors TR Gold Miners Fund (GDX) IndexIQ ARB Global Resources […]

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