What Are Timber ETFs?
While there are no exchange-traded products available in the U.S. that offer exposure to physical timber or lumber futures, there are multiple funds that invest in stocks classified within the timber industry. The profitability of the underlying companies is sensitive to market prices, making these funds potentially attractive options.
One ETF choice is the iShares S&P Global Timber & Forestry Index Fund (WOOD). This ETF is global in nature, offering exposure to about 30 stocks in about ten different countries. Another option is the Guggenheim Timber ETF (CUT), a similar ETF that is also global in nature. CUT is tilted more heavily to international stocks, and has about 25 individual holdings.
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Timber In The News
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- Earnings Preview: TCP, LPX, BIP
- Earnings Preview: Weyerhaeuser (WY) & Halliburton (HAL)
- 3 Commodities For A Housing Recovery
- WOOD Flirts With Major Resistance Level
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- Big Money Betting On Commodity Bear Market
- The Largest Private Landowners in the U.S.
- Schiff: The Fed Wants To Inflate Housing
- Timber Set to Soar Says Jeremy Grantham