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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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Whether you are looking to add a single commodity to your portfolio, or you’re wanting to cast a wider net over the entire industrial metals space, the continually expanding ETF industry lets you do it with ease. With one or more of these 11 exchange-traded funds you can fine-tune your exposure to industrial commodities such as aluminum, copper, zinc, nickel, cobalt, tin, lead and steel. Each ETF offers unique allocations to the different metals, as well as varying structures, leveraging, costs (expense ratios) and directional bias [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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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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June saw yet another period of strong growth in the ETF lineup, with multiple issuers rolling out new products over the past several weeks. While the pace has certainly slowed from the winter months, there is no shortage of new activity in the space, including a number of first-to-market products that are now hitting the […]

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As we come to the end of yet another tumultuous week in the stock market, one can only wonder if stability is in our sights. Negative news from the Philly Fed’s index of regional manufacturing combined with jobless claims and a fall in existing-home sales painted a bleak picture Thursday morning. Accordingly, the stock market […]

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United States Commodity Funds announced this week the debut of an ETF that offers exposure to a basket of metals futures contracts, giving investors seeking exposure to this corner of the commodities market a new tool at their disposal. The United States Metals Index Fund (USMI) will seek to replicate the SummerHaven Dynamic Metals Index […]

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