Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Nouriel Roubini: The Coming Commodities Correction

The chairman of RGE Monitor shares his bearish outlook on commodities for 2010.
  • Too much supply, not enough demand
  • China can't be ‘main engine of growth’
  • $100 oil would mean ‘double-dip recession’

Features and News

Jon Nadler: Gold Not In Bull Market

Don't be fooled, says Kitcos’s metals market analyst. The fundamentals show that rising prices just can't last for long.
  • The 4 telltale signs of a gold bull market
  • Gold demand: ‘A total disaster’
  • The two events that will kick-start a price correction

ETF Report

 Capital Gains Carnage

When it comes to taxes, ETF investors generally have little to worry about, given that the vast majority are far more tax efficient than their mutual fund cousins. But in 2008, some exotic funds—namely, leveraged and inverse ETFs—defied their tax-friendly reputations and stuck shareholders with enormous tax bills.

Features and News

Leo Larkin: Gold - The ‘Stealth’ Bull Market

The S&P equity analyst shares his thoughts on where gold's headed next.
  • Is the rally overheated?
  • Have investors missed their chance?
  • Why mid-tier producers might attract more money

Features and News

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

Features and News

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 Analysis

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).

Features and News

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

Features and News

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?