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.  

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Not Much Vanilla In May Launches

So far in May, 20 new ETFs have come to market, and none of them are your plain-vanilla passive kind.

Weekly ETF Flows

Weekly Outflows From US Equity ETFs Despite Record Highs

U.S. equity ETFs registered outflows for a fourth-straight week, but international equity ETFs picked up the slack. 

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Religious ETFs Coming To Bond Market

Also, commodity ETFs engaged in quiet fee war.

Features and News

Bitcoin Flying As ETF Gets Second Shot

Investors wait as the SEC agrees to look into the Winklevoss bitcoin ETF for a second time.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Newcomer Debuts Commodity Funds

New ‘No K-1’ ETFs will undercut pricing on existing commodity ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Credit Suisse To Close 3 ETNs

Issuer will shut down products that failed to catch on.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: An ETF For Easy Asset Allocation

Also, traders short this ETF to maximize their Amazon bets.

Features and News

Busting 3 Myths About China

Market bulls make a case for why investors are misunderstanding China, and missing out on a good growth story. 

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review

Commodity ETFs were mostly in negative territory in March, with broad-based funds hit the hardest.