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.

Features and News

For ETFs, Trading Floor Closures Mean Little

U.S. exchanges are either closing their floors or planning to. But the impact on ETF investors is minimal.

 

Features and News

Virus Sends Lagging Energy ETFs Lower

Already one of the least-loved sectors, energy falls further out of favor due to the coronavirus.

ETF Report

ETF Univ: Why You Can’t Buy Spot Oil

Certain commodities are best accessed through the derivatives markets. 

Daily ETF Watch

First Zero Fee ETNs Launching

Barclays first to introduce an exchange-traded note with no expense ratio.

Daily ETF Watch

Vegan ETF Launches

Also, Barclays’ iPath arm resurrects its carbon ETN with a twist.

Features and News

ETF Of The Week: Sky High Shipping Fund

Why 'BDRY' is the best-performing ETF you probably shouldn't buy.

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Live Chat: 2019's ETF Surprises

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here’s the transcript.

Features and News

Floods & Tariffs Lift Grain ETFs

Why are five of the month's 10 best-performing ETPs corn, soybeans and wheat funds?

Daily ETF Watch

Managed Futures ETF Launches

Newcomer launches fund that takes its cues from multiple CTA hedge funds.