Oil. It’s a finite resource and we’re running out of it. Unlike shares of Microsoft or ears of corn, there is only so much to go around. In theory, this long-term supply constraint is one of the few sure things in investing, so oil prices should continue to rise.
In reality, oil remains one of the most volatile commodities. While the spot price of benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose 7.9 percent in 2011, it wasn’t unusual to see huge swings in prices over the space of days.
RBS rolls out another ETN with alternating types of exposure—and two expense ratios.
The future will include both PowerShares DB and db-X brands, Deutsche’s Kremenstein says.
Oil has fallen sharply in the past week on worries about slowing growth and S&P’s downgrade of U.S. debt. So, if this is a buying opportunity, which ETFs are best?
Contango-killing commodities ETFs are all the rage these days, and it’s worth getting under the hood of some of them to take measure of their differences.
Teucrium jumps into wild world of crude with a new futures-based ETF.
S&P jumps into contango-killing commodity indexes with a new version of the GSCI.