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.com Analysis

The Oil Bet Of UWTI(F): A Fool And His Money

Good luck trading delisted oil ETNs.

Features and News

VelocityShares Replacing Delisted Oil ETNs With Similar Products

Citigroup steps in to fill void left by VelocityShares ETNs, ‘UWTI’ & ‘DWTI,’ delisting.

Features and News

Today Is Last Day Of Listed Trading For ‘UWTI,’ ‘DWTI’

More than $800 million remains in two exchange-traded notes that are delisting after today.

ETF.com Analysis

Here’s Why It’s Too Early For A Gold Bottom

Certain metrics point to more pressure on prices ahead.

Features and News

Investors Can Face Peril When ETNs Delist

Delisting of two large oil ETNs could leave some investors trapped.

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.

ETF.com 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.

ETF.com 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.