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.  

Podcasts

ETF.com Podcast: What You Need To Know About Commodity ETFs

Knowing the different types of commodity funds is the first step.

Features and News

5 ETFs With Highest Single Stock Risk

From a single holding to thousands, ETFs run the gamut when it comes to diversification.

Features and News

Oil Prices Up After 9th Weekly US Drawdown

Gasoline prices fall as inventories jump.

Weekly ETF Flows

A Whopping $20B Flows Into ETFs

A record high in the U.S. stock market gave investors confidence to plow money into equity and corporate bond ETFs.

Podcasts

ETF.com Podcast: Some Common Themes Forming This Year For ETF Returns & Flows

Gold and silver miners dominate performance, safe-haven ETFs in high demand.

Features and News

How Gold Fund 'GLD' Can Become World's Largest ETF

Investors are adding billions of dollars to the physically backed gold fund 'GLD.' We take a look at how high assets could go.

ETF.com Analysis

Morningstar’s ETN Snub Overlooks Tax Advantage

There’s a big difference in how ETFs and ETNs are taxed.

ETF Report

Midyear Report: Best & Worst Performing ETFs Of 2016

Precious metals miners dominated the top 10 ETFs in terms of performance after gold has a stellar first five months of 2016.

ETF Report

Commodities In Review

May was a bad month for commodities, with metals funds ending up deep in the red.