Lara Crigger

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

CFTC Commissioners Gone Wild

Thought we closed the book on position limits in the commodities markets? Guess again.

ETF Report

 Flying Solo In Small Markets

Over the past few years, a slew of single-country emerging market ETFs have hit the scene, opening up the high-risk, high-reward developing world to new investment dollars.

Features and News

Jeffrey Christian: CFTC Position Limits For Metals A ‘Bad Idea’

The precious metals expert and CPM Group founder gives us his take on the CFTC's calls for position limits in the metals markets.
  • Do NYMEX and COMEX do a good enough job?
  • Could position limits hurt bona fide hedgers?
  • Why should gold manipulation theorists be wary of position limits?

Features and News

From The Vault: Nouriel Roubini On The Coming Commodities Correction

Back by popular demand, 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

Searching For Frontier Markets In Frontier Funds

Frontier market exchange-traded funds make it easier than ever to access these once elusive, high-stakes economies. But before buying, investors should look under the hood, as not everything is always as it seems.

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Mark Mobius: The Case For Frontier Markets

Templeton Asset Management and investing icon Mark Mobius explains why he loves frontier markets right now.
  • What to look for in a good frontier market
  • Frontier markets as commodities plays
  • Why frontier markets are less
    volatile than the U.S.

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Can Copper Climb Higher?

Can range-bound copper break out of its rut? We look at the fundamentals behind the red metal.
  • Beware deflating Chinese demand
  • Support in higher inventories, supply disruptions?
  • Deconstructing the new copper ETF

Features and News

Tom Fernandes: Going Long On Agriculture

The manager of operations for the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund shares his insights on the ag space.
  • Why current stockpiles make wheat the ‘stepchild of grains’
  • How farmland is a contrarian play
  • Why generic seeds aren’t  such a great deal

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Evan Smith: Oil And Gas On The Rise In 2010

The co-manager of U.S. Global Investors' Global Resources Fund shares his outlook for energy in the months ahead.
  • Are oil prices tied to the Chinese New Year?
  • Why do rising U.S. imports mean a drop in crude prices?
  • Why shale gas is a game-changer