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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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Oil ETF Investing: Five Ways To Play

by on August 2, 2010 | Updated December 8, 2014

Commodity ETFs have seen a tremendous surge in popularity in recent years, as the marriage of futures contracts the exchange-traded structure has democratized an asset class that was once accessible only to large, sophisticated investors. Oil ETFs have become particularly popular, as investors have embraced the opportunity to bet on one of the world’s most sought after resources [see Free Report: Everything You Need To Know About Commodity ETFs]. [click to continue…]


Ten Worst Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 22, 2009 | Updated June 24, 2010

For most investors, 2009 has been a very good year, with a surge in liquidity leading almost all asset classes to big gains. As many national economies emerged from recession, investors regained their appetite for risk, sending emerging markets funds through the rook (these funds dominated the list of the Top Ten Performing Equity ETFs). […]

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