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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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The heat wave that has been sweeping much of the country in recent weeks finally broke over the weekend, providing a minor measure of relief after a prolonged stretch of record temperatures. The unseasonably warm weather has already contributed directly to dozens of deaths and injuries, as well as general discomfort for millions of Americans.

But the recent heat wave has been a welcome development for a number of commodities, as the soaring temperatures gave meaningful boosts to a number of natural resource prices. While stocks and bonds generally receive minimal impact from weather conditions, commodities can be a different story. And as the ETFs below indicate, anticipating extreme conditions can be one way to generate some compelling investment ideas [for more ETF insights, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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The Chinese economy has carved out its presence on the global stage and this Asian bellwether continues to offer lucrative growth potential while much of developed world lags behind. China’s rapid expansion has been, and continues to be, fueled by favorable demographic trends; an ever-expanding middle class coupled with increasing rates of urbanization are just […]

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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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2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts

by on December 6, 2011

2011 has been arguably one the busiest ever for the ETF industry, as we are on pace to break through 300 new launches for the year. As we rapidly approach 1,400 total funds in the space, it can be a daunting task to try and keep up with the tidal wave of new products that […]

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After a summer slowdown that saw the pace of new ETF launches decline dramatically, product development in the industry ramped up in September. The end of vacation season brought a wave of new exchange-traded products to market, including several first-to-market concepts and the introduction of a couple of new issuers. September also saw a continuation […]

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Bears On Parade

by on September 24, 2011

Last week was quite grim for investors to say the least, as stocks across the board plunged Wednesday afternoon following the Fed’s decision to proceed with “Operation Twist” and nothing more. Equity indexes extended their losses and fell even lower the following day as investor worries surrounding the outlook of the U.S. economy intensified following […]

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Teucrium, the company behind the first corn ETF and innovative energy commodity products, doubled the size of its product lineup on Monday with the launch of three new single-commodity funds. Two of the new additions to the fast-growing ETF lineup are first-to-market concepts, while a third will offer exposure to a soft commodity already covered […]

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Teucrium, the Vermont-based firm behind the ultra-popular Corn Fund (CORN) that has plans to launch several additional commodity-specific ETPs, has laid the groundwork for another fund that would approach exposure to commodities in a new way. In a recent SEC filing, the firm detailed the Teucrium Agricultural Fund, which would offer exposure to agricultural commodities […]

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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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