Commodity ETF Overview

Commodities are known as the raw materials for production processes. Investing in them provides investors with exposure to unique factors that historically have brought diversification and inflation hedging benefits to traditional portfolios. Nowadays, ETFs have expanded the availability of commodity investments providing exposure to single commodities and commodity-linked indexes. At the same time, ETFs have exposed investors to a new set of risk factors that may be unfamiliar to the average investor.

This channel is designed to help you understand commodity ETFs, how they work, how they are built, their risks and their rewards, so that you can decide if commodity ETFs deserve a place in your portfolio.

Commodity ETF University

Need to learn more about commodity ETFs? Check out our commodity ETF University articles to learn everything from the core principles to more advanced topics.  

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: 4 Sector ETFs Rise On Revenue Growth

Also, Goldman retreats from ETF market making.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Where To Invest $10K Right Now

Also, biotech ETF cruises to 18-month high.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Why Bogle Doesn’t Fly First Class

Also, biotech stocks break out.

Weekly ETF Flows

Nearly $6B Flows Into Fixed Income ETFs Like 'GBIL'

Six of the 10 ETFs on the top creations list for the week were fixed-income products.

Features and News

Gartman's Favorite Trades Right Now

Publisher of The Gartman Letter shares his latest thoughts on the financial markets.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Only 1 Single-Country ETF Trading Lower

Also, U.S. dollar falls to lowest level since Sept.

Features and News

3 Investing Legends On Bitcoin

Jim Rogers, Kevin O'Leary and Dennis Gartman share their views on the controversial digital currency.

Features and News

Why Energy Is Worst Sector Of 2017

With energy ETFs down 15% or more, is now the time to go bargain hunting?

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review

With two-thirds of the commodity ETFs landing in negative territory, the cocoa ETN was a notable bright spot.