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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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Make room in your freezers, have your fill of Burger King’s new bacon sundaes, slurp down those bacon bloody marys, and bunker down for – yes, you guessed it – the Porkocalypse. The masses are already in disarray, with the head honchos of the world famous Major League Eating franchise already issuing an “indefinite” ban on all bacon-eating contests (with the exception of bacon-wrapped scallops, of course).  These folks are serious, and perhaps you should be too. And what will the world do without the succulent, lip-smacking, and meaty taste of good ol’ porky? Besides investing in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stocked with a lifelong supply of pork products, the future seems rather petrifying [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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With the finish line in sight, it’s fairly safe to say that 2011 will be remembered by most investors as a wild, back-and-forth year that brought plenty of both hope and despair. A hot start raised optimism of a continued recovery after a generally impressive 2011, but the summer months were anything but relaxing; major […]

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In recent months one of the most impressive performances from the commodity ETF space has come from one of the latest additions to the lineup. Since hitting the market in early June, the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN) has gained more than 30%, riding an unexpected rally in one of the world’s most important agricultural commodities.

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Commodity ETFs have become tremendously popular in recent years, offering exposure to an asset class that has historically been difficult to access in a cost-efficient manner. While investors seeking to add non-correlated assets to a traditional stock-and-bond portfolio generally gravitate towards funds comprised of a basket of different commodities, a number of more targeted commodity […]

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With the U.S. dollar soaring as of late on a wave of risk aversion, most commodities, which are usually priced in greenbacks, have suffered greatly as rising local prices have curtailed international demand. This is reflected in the recent performance of the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA), the largest and most liquid ETF in the […]

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Following the massive injections into capital markets in recent years, inflation has become a major concern of many investors, and the quest to uncover assets that offer portfolio protection against a potential uptick in the CPI has taken on many forms. While inflation-protected bonds are the instrument of choice for some, others have turned their […]

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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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