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.  

ETF Strategist Corner

These Are The ETFs To Own As Fed Raises Rates

Understanding the impact that higher rates has on different assets classes is critical.

Features and News

Phil Flynn On $70 Oil This Year Despite Head Winds

Energy expert discusses why he thinks the oil rally isn't over.

Features and News

This Year's Gold ETF Frenzy Is Not The First

This isn't the first time investors have flocked to gold ETFs.

Features and News

Best & Worst Performing ETFs So Far In 2016

After only five months, these ETFs have already made some big moves.

Features and News

Gartman Bearish On Oil, Likes Gold & Stocks

Guru shares his thoughts on the financial markets.

Daily ETF Flows

'HYG' Has Big Outflows

The junk bond ETF topped the daily outflows list on Thursday, June 2.

Weekly ETF Flows

Weekly Flows Positive Despite Hefty Bond ETF Outflows

Despite significant outflows from fixed-income products, overall U.S.-listed ETF assets saw an increase in the week ending Thursday, June 2.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Direxion Files Commodity Fund

Yet another filing made for an actively managed commodity fund.

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?