Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Kurt Nelson & K. Geert Rouwenhorst On Indexing Commodities

We talk to the co-founders of SummerHaven Index Management about the role indexing can play in commodities investing. 
  • The details on their new index
  • The passive vs. active debate
  • The case for commodities right now Analysis

Investing With Conviction

I admit it: When I saw the news last week about FaithShares launching two brand-new Christian-themed ETFs, I did a bit of a double take.

Features and News

Elliott Gue: How Investors Can Play Energy MLPs

The editor of MLP Profits shares his outlook on where this overlooked asset class is headed in 2010.
  • The benefits of MLPs in a portfolio
  • Which sectors he has his eye on right now
  • Is there more upside for 2010?

Features and News

Hilary Till: The Question Of ‘Excessive’ Oil Speculation

The co-editor of "Intelligent Commodity Investing" discusses her recent research in energy speculation.
  • The role the speculator plays in oil
  • Separating the speculators from the hedgers
  • Do we need more transparency?

Features and News

Interview With Trader Vic

We catch up with the outspoken commodities whiz on his outlook for 2010.
  • Gold is the world's best investment for next 2-3 years
  • Other precious metals will shine
  • ‘Buy the stuff, not the paper'

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S&P Launches S&P 500 Gold-Hedged Index


Today Standard & Poor’s launched its new S&P 500 Gold-Hedged Index, which is designed to grant investors exposure to the
equities market while hedging the currency risk of a declining U.S. dollar.

Features and News

James Hamilton: The Fundamentals Of Oil Shocks

The professor of economics and blogger gives his insight on what really drives the commodities markets.
  • Why index funds make commodities move together
  • What really drove the 2008 spike in oil prices
  • Could higher crude prices kill the recovery?