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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Will Hurricane Isaac Send UNG Soaring?

As hurricane Isaac has continued to develop, it appears that it now has a clear path set to run through the Gulf and make landfall within the next 24 hours. Though it steered clear of the Republican National Convention, the storm has now entered the Gulf area and could cause a lot of problems for the dozens of drilling rigs in the surrounding area. Not only that, but the storm is currently headed along a very similar path to 2005′s Hurricane Katrina, worrying residents and government officials. Three states have already declared an emergency and have begun to evacuate residents.

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Five ETFs to Ride the Natural Gas Rally

Few commodities have been in the news as much as natural gas has in 2012. After an abysmal multi-year run, NG seemed to have no momentum behind it and most investors had given up hope. But earlier in this year saw some much needed relief for the fossil fuel as temperatures across the nation were hotter than normal, spiking demand for NG. Ever since, natural gas and its related investment securities have been on a tear, with the commodity itself tacking on 70% in the last three months alone [for more natural gas news subscribe to our free newsletter]. 

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