Futures ETF Overview

Futures contracts are financial instruments traded in organized exchanges to buy or sell assets, especially commodities or shares, at a fixed price on a future date.

Futures also serve as underlying holdings of several ETFs, especially commodity funds, which do not buy the physical commodity, but track the futures contract price.

Podcasts

Best Of ETF Prime Podcast: Summer 2020

Revisiting some of Nate Geraci’s favorite ETF conversations over the past few months.

Features and News

'USO' Facing Regulatory Action

The SEC has stated intent to file fraud charges against the world's biggest oil ETF.

Features and News

Oil Steady As OPEC Eases Cuts

The worst is behind for oil and oil ETFs, but the road ahead is still hazy.

 

ETF Report

ETF Univ: A Guide To Contango & Backwardation

Understanding contango and backwardation.

ETF Strategist Corner

Label This 'Controversial'

Changing the nomenclature in the ETF industry is a good idea.

Features and News

5 Questions On Hedge Fund Replication ETFs

Dynamic Beta’s Andrew Beer offers tips on navigating this alternative space.

Features and News

How Oil ETFs Work

Each month, futures-based ETFs change their portfolio holdings. It happens sooner than you think.

Features and News

A Black Swan In Oil

Oil takes an unexpected—and unprecedented—turn.

ETF.com Analysis

When Passive Investing Goes Active

Sometimes unexpected events force passive investors and fund managers to act and react.