3 Commodity ETFs You Are Missing Out On

Commodity ETFs burst onto the scene in the 2000s, and the industry has never looked back. These products brought the world of commodity trading, once reserved for only the most sophisticated institutions and individuals, to the hands of retail investors around the world. Unfortunately, many investors look to the most popular products when searching for the right investment objective and often miss some of the effective funds because they have not gathered the same level of assets as their peers [for more commodity ETF news subscribe to our free newsletter].

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3 Commodity ETFs Flying Under Your Radar: CORN, GASZ, UBG

It used to be that commodity investing was left for active traders who were savvy enough to navigate the complex futures world. But the introduction of commodity ETFs changed all that, as it was suddenly possible for retail investors to gain exposure to hard assets of all kinds with a single ticker. As the industry began to grow, investors quickly flocked to their favorites and left other funds out in the dust. In the spirit of “bigger is not always better,” we outlined three solid commodity ETFs whose size may have caused them to go unnoticed by many investors [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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What is The Best Gold ETF?

As gold investing has surged in recent years, so too has the popularity of the gold ETF space. These funds have allowed for investors of all kinds to add exposure to an asset that was once difficult for retail investors to afford. Now, there are a multitude of ETFs tracking this yellow metal, each with their own nuances and methods for providing the best exposure. But many are left wondering which gold ETF is the best [for more gold ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. 

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Investing In Gold: The Definitive Guide

Gold is one of the rarest metals in the world, and has a long history as a valuable and intensely sought-after element. The precious metal has served as the basis for physical currency for thousands of years, and many monetary systems throughout human history have utilized a gold standard that focused on the precious metal. Exploration and production of gold has become a major industry in regions that maintain significant deposits of the metal, and quests for gold have been the impetus of countless expeditions and discoveries [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Gold Stocks To Play QE3

With QE3 now an announced fact, gold has come back into the spotlight. While the actual historical performance of gold as an inflation hedge is more mixed than some goldbugs realize, the reality is that gold has done pretty well during most prior periods of monetary stimulus. Moreover, with the ongoing uncertainty regarding the economic health and future of Europe, the United States, Japan and China, gold’s demonstrated value as a hedge against uncertainty may also come into play [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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What Is A Gold ETF? Four Facts That May Surprise You

Gold is not only one of the most popular commodities in the world, but it is also one of the most widely traded financial instruments. Traders and investors utilize gold for its safe haven behaviors, its speculative power, and its high liquidity given its popularity. Some use futures contracts for gold exposure, while others prefer stocks. But recent years have seen exchange traded funds (ETFs) fall into the mix. These highly liquid and transparent assets have democratized gold investing so that even the smallest of investors can still maintain a healthy exposure to the precious metal. Below, we outline five facts about gold ETFs to help you get a better understanding of these products [see also Were Gold and Silver Manipulated Alongside LIBOR?].

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The Ultimate Guide To Gold Investing

Gold is one of the rarest metals in the world, and has a long history as a valuable and intensely sought-after element. Gold has served as the basis for physical currency for thousands of years, and many monetary systems throughout human history have utilized a gold standard that focused on the precious metal. Exploration and production of gold has become a major industry in regions that maintain significant deposits of the metal, and quests for gold have been the impetus of countless expeditions and discoveries. The price of the metal is widely followed by many investors, both sophisticated and simplistic. There are a number of different options for investing in gold, including buying up coins and bars of the product, exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and both physically-backed and futures-based exchange-traded products [see also The Guide To The Biggest Companies … See the full story here

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