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.  

Weekly ETF Flows

Energy ETF 'XOP' Leads Solid Weekly Inflows

November ETF flows ended on a strong note, bolstered by a huge surge in assets for the energy equity fund 'XOP.'

ETF Report

 ETF Explainer: FCG

Our ETF Explainer examines natural gas companies’ slow rebound from a January low. Analysis

New Leveraged Oil Fund Replacement Coming

On the heels of Credit Suisse delisting its leveraged and inverse oil ETNs, a replacement is in the works. Analysis

Why OPEC Production Cuts Will Fail

OPEC cut production and oil surged. We explain why the cartel will be unsuccessful in going back to its old ways of price manipulation.

Features and News

Oil Surges On OPEC Production Cut

Features and News

China, More Than Trump, Fuels Commodity ETF Surge

The surge in metals and mining ETFs may have more to do with China than Trump.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Newcomer GraniteShares Plans Funds

New firm plans commodity and MLP ETFs.

Features and News

6 Oil ETF Alternatives To Ill-Fated UWTI & DWTI

Traders must look elsewhere for leveraged oil exposure after the delisting of the two popular oil ETNs.

Weekly ETF Flows

Midcaps Fuel Brisk Weekly Inflows; Big Outflows Seen In GLD

Inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs continued at a brisk pace despite the holiday-shortened trading week.