Copper Stocks To Play The Housing Recovery

As the main culprit responsible for the credit crisis and resulting Great Recession, the U.S. housing market has spent much of the last few years in the doldrums. The combination of shaky mortgage loans, falling home values, and rising foreclosure rates really took a toll on the overall sector. Over the last few years, housing-related stocks have seen their share prices dwindle as a lack of available credit, and general deleveraging has prevented many from home ownership. However, recent data may support a turnaround is in the works for the all-important sector.

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5 Highest-Yielding Commodity ETFs

Earning income from commodity investments typically requires some work and creativity on the part of investors. After all, gold bars and barrels of oil don’t pay out any income in and of themselves. That means that investors who want yield from their commodity investments need to either periodically sell part of their position to replicate income, or they need to invest in shares of commodity-related companies that do pay dividends.

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Kings Of Commodity Dividends: ETF Style

Income investors often feel that commodities are not sound investments for their portfolio as something like a futures contract on gold offers no yield. But there are plenty of other ways to make a play on commodities while adding the safety net of dividend yield. Some turn to stocks while others are more partial to the security that index funds offer, namely, exchange traded products. ETFs offer investors immediate diversification through a single ticker while holding onto added benefits of intraday liquidity, transparency, and some favorable tax treatments. A number of ETFs that choose to focus on commodities come with handsome yields attached. Below, we outline the highest yielding commodity products [see also 12 High-Yielding Commodities For 2012].

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Ultimate Guide To Copper Investing

Copper is one of the oldest metals, having been used as currency more than ten thousand years ago. Copper has also been instrumental in the development of human civilization, playing a key role in various developments throughout history. Copper’s widespread use has not diminished; it is still one of the most widely-used industrial metals, a key component of construction activity and other industrial uses around the globe. It has also become popular as an investable asset, acting as both a potential inflation hedge as well as an opportunity to profit from increased demand for raw materials from emerging markets. There are a number of different options for investing in copper, including exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and both physically-backed and futures-based ETFs and ETNs [see also Company Spotlight: Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)].

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