Six Months Later: USMI, SNDS, BNPC

The rapid development of the ETF industry has cracked the world of commodity investing wide open, allowing average investors to gain cheap and easy access to a previously hard-to-reach asset class. And while some choose to focus on a single commodity, many investors also look for more diversified exposure, or perhaps even an equity spin on the space. As the ETF industry continues to expand, investors are now able to pick and choose from hundreds of products [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How to Profit From a Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

The Keystone Pipeline has been the subject of much debate for several years now, as this large-scale project has stirred up quite a bit of controversy. The pipeline would be a major step toward reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, but many are worried about the costs that would be associated with its construction. The proposed pipeline extensions pass through a number of sensitive environments and have therefore been met with extreme opposition. As an investor however, chances are that both a president Romney or Obama will do their best to green light the project come 2013, leading room to make some interesting additions to your portfolio [for more news on the energy industry subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2012 Commodity ETF Launches: Winners and Losers

The ETF world cracked commodity investing wide open. It used to be that commodity exposure was left for active traders and hedgers who had the know-how and time to play the futures market, leaving the little guys out to dry. Now, investors have the ability to invest in anything from physical gold, to leveraged copper all through an ETF ticker. As 2012 has progressed we have seen a fair amount of new commodity products hit the market. Below, we list the commodity products that have emerged from the pack, and those who are still struggling to stay afloat [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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