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.  

Features and News

Best Performing Single Country ETFs

These funds have delivered stellar returns to investors who never gave up on emerging markets. 

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review

Energy took a beating in January, but precious metals ETFs set a positive tone for the commodity space.

Features and News

Gartman: Don't Buy Stocks, Consider Gold

Author of 'The Gartman Letter' discusses whether stocks are overvalued and where investors should put their money.

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Tuesday Hot Reads: Are You In The Right Sectors? 2017’s ETF Winners

Also, defense ETFs charge on Trump's plan to boost military spending.

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Wednesday Hot Reads: Best Commodity Trade You Missed

Also, S&P 500 already trading at levels forecast for year-end.

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Bitcoin ETFs For Dummies

Expert on bitcoin discusses whether the bitcoin ETF will be approved and how it will impact prices for the digital currency.

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Why Water ETFs May Belong In Your Portfolio

With six ETFs to choose from, investors have their pick in an industry with a strong investment case behind it.

Weekly ETF Flows

2017 ETF Inflows Near $70B As Stocks Hit Record Highs

Almost $18 billion flowed into U.S.-listed ETFs in the latest week, with most of it heading to equity funds.

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Soros Exits Gold, Paulson Cuts GLD Stake

Yellow metal had it poorest quarterly showing in more than three years in Q3.