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

Oil Rally Ignores US Production Rebound

U.S. output jumped the most in more than a year, indicating that the shale oil bust may be coming to an end.

Features and News

The Year’s Hottest Emerging Market Bond ETF

As emerging markets gain traction among U.S. investors again, this bond ETF is raking in massive assets.

Features and News

ETF Asset Growth In 2016 Par For The Course

A 14% growth in total assets over the last 12 months matches comparable period for the prior year, but it was not even across the board.

Features and News

Soros Fund Slashes Gold ETF Stake At Rally’s High

Reduction in GLD shares may have been more about profit-taking than bearish sentiment.

Features and News

The Golden & Silver ETF Year

Not only have gold- and silver-related ETFs been the leaders in performance, they have also attracted more new assets than any other ETF group, by far.

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review

Commodity ETFs did well in general during the month, with a few rough spots.

Monthly ETF Flows

July ETF Flows Total Massive $53B

Investors roared back into U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds in July as stocks leapt to record highs.

ETF.com Analysis

Oil Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity In Energy ETFs

Why oil prices won't crash like they did earlier this year.

Podcasts

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

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