How to Buy Aluminum Stocks
One option for investors seeking to establish exposure to aluminum involves purchasing stocks of companies that are engaged in the extraction or production of this metal. Because the profitability of these companies is generally tied to the market price of their products, these stocks tend to exhibit a strong positive correlation with movements in spot prices. Investing in stocks may be an attractive options because it avoids the nuances and complexities of futures contracts.
The operations of many metals companies focus on a number of natural resources, which may diminish the exposure directly to aluminum in particular. Nevertheless, there are a number of pure play aluminum companies that focus primarily on this metal:
- Rio Tinto
- Alcoa Inc
- Norsk Hydro
- Alumina Ltd
- Century Aluminum
For a complete list of aluminum companies, see the holdings of the Global X Aluminum ETF.