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

VanEck Responds To New GDXJ Changes

Issuer of GDXJ says that had the rule changes gone into effect at the end of March, the weighted average market cap of the junior miners index would have increased by 70%.

Features and News

Alternatives To Changing Gold Miner ETFs

GDXJ and JNUG are the largest and most liquid funds in the junior gold miner space, but there are a handful of competitors that may be attractive to investors.

Features and News

Leveraged Gold Miner ETF Breaks Down

A popular leveraged gold miner ETF suspended creations. Here's what it means for traders and investors.

Features and News

Popular Gold Miner ETF To Change Dramatically

Changes to the index for GDXJ mean the makeup of the ETF will look very different following the next rebalancing.

ETF.com Analysis

Red Hot Coal ETF Returns Not A Trump Trade

With an administration focused on the coal industry, is the surging VanEck Vectors Coal ETF responding to politics, or economics?

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: The Best ETF For Midcap Exposure

Also, why commodity-index investing may be futile.

Features and News

How An ETF Gets Too Big For Its Index

The case of one popular gold miner ETF suggests it's possible for a fund to become too large to track its underlying index.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Q1 Launches Outpace 2016

ETF.com Analysis

World’s Cheapest ETF Portfolio Just Got Cheaper

New blended expense ratio for the portfolio is just 0.06%.