Investing in Lead: The Definitive Guide

Lead is a heavy metal that has been used for thousands of years in a wide variety of applications, including building and construction. Lead deposits are abundant in many regions around the world, and the metal is relatively easy to extract from the ground. Because it is widely used in construction and other industrial applications, lead has some appeal to investors looking to bet on increased demand for raw materials. There are a number of different options for investing in lead, including exchange-traded futures contracts, stocks of companies engaged in the extraction and sale of the metal, and exchange-traded products [for more lead news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Which Lead ETF Is Right For You? LD vs. LEDD

Lead is a heavy metal that has been used for thousands of years in a wide variety of applications, from building and construction to batteries, ammunition, and weights. In addition to its many uses, lead’s appeal comes from its extreme resistance to corrosion and most notably from its resistance to radiation. Because of its industrial applications, lead has some appeal to investors looking to bet on increased demand for raw materials. Since lead deposits can be found around the globe and extraction of the metal is relatively easy, its market and global demand has tremendously risen over the years. And thanks to the development of the exchange-traded fund industry, investors now have several ways to gain access to this popular industrial commodity. Below, we outline the two most popular lead ETFs and which one will fit your investment objectives [see also Jim Rogers Says: Buy Commodities Now, Or You’ll Hate Yourself Later]. 

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