Complete List Of New 2011 Commodity ETFs

This year saw a surge in popularity for commodity investing. As the years have passed, investors have seen the benefits of investing in the risky, but lucrative asset class. Commodities provide a protection against inflation as well as a low correlation to equities. One of the biggest problems within the industry was the lack of options available to investors just a few years ago. It used to be that only those with a complex futures account were able to add these securities to their portfolios. Now, there are hundreds of products to help even the smallest investor gain access to their favorite commodity investment. Below, we outline all of the commodity exchange traded products that hit the market this year [see also 12 High-Yielding Commodities For 2012].

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Beyond UNG: Three Intriguing ETFs To Play Natural Gas

Natural gas is one of the more volatile commodities which allows for investors to bring home serious gains, but also serious losses. It has become a trading favorite thanks to its violent price swings and its paradoxical habit of being consistently inconsistent. With weekly supply reports from the EIA as well as constant investor speculation over future energy uses, it is no surprise to see this asset class surge in such high popularity. But with natural gas futures being a bit too complex and dangerous for the average investor, many have turned to the United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG) for their exposure to this coveted trading asset [see also Commodity Trading Trends: Crude Oil In Focus].

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Commodity Trading Trends: Natural Gas In Focus

Natural gas has quickly become one of the most popular commodities as its violent daily movements make it perfect for traders who don’t mind a bit of risk in their daily lives. But apart from acting as a trading instrument, natural gas is an extremely popular fossil fuel that is only predicted to grow in the coming years. As the world has reached a plateau in crude production and with many countries on pace to use up their proven reserves within the next decade, natural gas, a much more abundant resource, seems to have a strong future ahead [see also Major Countries Burn Up Crude Reserves: Big Oil In Trouble?].

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