Lara Crigger

Lara Crigger is a senior staff writer for ETF.com and ETF Report.

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Matt McCall: Playing The Next Great Bull Market

The author of ‘The Next Great Bull Market' shares his thoughts on how investors can play the coming commodities boom.
  • Why he's still in UNG
  • Bull market benefits base metals, gold and oil
  • How (and why) investors should play lithium

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Gary Gordon: How Regulation Will Force ETFs To Evolve

The president of Pacific Park Financial shares his thoughts on the shifting landscape for commodities ETFs.
  • The regulatory ‘rock and a hard place’
  • A push toward physical ETFs?
  • Why he likes GCC—but not DJP

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Will The New DBC And DBA Be More Volatile?

On Wednesday, Deutsche Bank announced plans to restructure its commodities ETFs, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) and PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA).

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Craig Pirrong: Argument For Position Limits 'Nonexistent'

When it comes to increased regulation of the commodities market, this University of Houston finance professor and derivatives expert is not a fan.
  • Blaming speculators is nothing new
  • Will position limits reduce volatility?
  • The coming ex-U.S. exodus

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The Commodity Index Reborn

Indexers looking to skirt the coming CFTC regulations are developing new offerings—but will they be worth it for investors?
  • An equity-based CRB Index
  • S&P heads overseas
  • Platts gets physical?

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Larry Swedroe: The Case For Commodities

The author of ‘The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You'll Ever Need' explains why investors should consider adding commodities to their portfolios.
  • Parsing correlations
  • Commodities as flood insurance
  • Commodities stocks vs. futures

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Rick Ferri: Position Limits Are ‘Political Reactions’

When it comes to limiting energy ETFs, the data just isn't in yet, says the CEO of Portfolio Solutions.
  • Why ‘nothing fails like success’
  • The creeping cost of new funds
  • Commodities—worth it in a portfolio?

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Chris Jylkka: Rough Times Ahead For Natural Gas

Energy trader Christopher Jylkka shares his thoughts on the natural gas market.
  • Running out of storage space?
  • The steepening contango
  • The alternatives to UNG

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Frank Holmes: A September For Gold

The CEO of U.S. Global Investors shares his views on gold investing.
  • What drives September's price spike
  • Which miners he likes right now
  • Why deflation is just as good for gold as inflation