Three Interesting Commodity ETFs Launching Soon

August 30, 2012


Commodities have been a hot topic this summer, and are likely to continue, as a handful of upcoming ETFs look to make their mark by becoming the first-to-market in the fine-tuned exposures they will provide to their respective resources, according to an article on Commodity HQ.

As an example, the still-in-registration Merk Gold Trust (NYSEArca: OUNZ) looks to gain ground against rivals like GLD and IAU by allowing investors to physically redeem their shares for gold bullion. That possibility could boost confidence in physical gold ETFs, the Commodity HQ article said.

Also, Zacks will put a spin on the MLP market with its equal-weighted Zacks MLP ETF (NYSEArca: ZMLP), which will comprise 25 to 50 stocks in the space, the article said.

The last of the groundbreaking funds mentioned in article is the First Trust Global Agriculture AlphaDex Fund, which will be the latest addition to the company’s AlphaDex family of ETFs that are designed to overweight highly rated stocks while lower-rated stocks get small allocations, the article said.

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