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.  

Features and News

Energy ETFs Rocking With Oil At $50

The doubling in oil prices from this year's lows has been unequivocally bullish for energy ETFs, but can they continue to rally?

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Oil Up After Supply Dip, But Backs Off $50

Production and supply are falling, but $50 mark elusive. Analysis

Why Oil Doesn't Move Stocks Anymore

Here's why the once-strong correlation between stocks and oil has weakened.

Features and News

Paulson Cuts Gold ETF Stake, Soros Buys

Features and News

Gold ETFs Main Driver Of Price Surge

Gold demand dropped in the two largest markets in the world, yet prices rallied thanks to big inflows into ETFs.

Features and News

Top Performing Commodity ETFs

Commodities are beating stocks for the first time in years. These ETFs are doing the best.

Index Investor Corner

You Missed The Boat On Precious Metals

Think twice before buying precious metals equities now.

Features and News

Broad Commodity ETFs Beat Oil Funds

Invesco PowerShares’ Jason Bloom discusses the outlook for commodity ETFs.

Features and News

Silver ETFs Surging With Metal Prices

The gray metal is doing even better than gold.