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

ETF Weekly Inflow Streak Since Election Ends

The streak of weekly inflows into ETFs was snapped this week.

Features and News

Wednesday Hot Reads: Jim Cramer On ‘Why I’m Against ETFs’

Also, 'EWQ' rises on heavy volume after France's first presidential debate in upcoming election.

Features and News

US Commodity Funds’ Changing Face

The well-known commodity ETF issuer is expanding its reach into other pockets of the market.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Don’t Be Distracted By Gold’s Glitter

A wide body of evidence suggests it’s not as great an investment as its fans would have you think.

Weekly ETF Flows

Yearly ETF Inflows Hit $125B Despite Fed Rate Hike

Investors added money into ETFs for a 19th-straight week.

Features and News

Investors Bet Big On Worst Performing ETF Of 2017

One natural gas ETF has already seen $750 million worth of inflows in 2017 despite dropping 58% in the first two months of the year. 

Features and News

Energy & Junk Bond ETF Investors Fret As Oil Swoons

Will oil prices continue to decline, and what does it mean for ETF investors?

Features and News

Big Bitcoin ETF Decision Coming Today, Or Maybe Not

The deadline for a regulatory decision is upon us.

Weekly ETF Flows

Weekly ETF Inflow Streak Since Election Continues

The post-election surge of inflows into ETFs slowed this week, but the winning streak continued.