Is My “Diversified” Commodity Index Just Oil?

Oil tankWhether investors should allocate to commodities is often a topic of debate. A few years back, the Wall Street Journal profiled 8 investment professionals on the issue.
NYSE:DBC October 24, 2016 11:22am

The State Of The Market In 5 Charts; November 2015 Edition

wall-street-etfDavid Fabian:  This week’s opening blog post is dedicated to a more wide-ranging overview of the global financial markets. This purpose of this analysis is to take a broader view of several key indices in order to reaffirm current trends or assess new opportunities.
NYSE:AGG November 16, 2015 11:47am

Declining Commodity Prices Ahead With Weak Global Economy [PowerShares DB Com Indx Trckng Fund(ETF)]

Economy recessionGeorge Leong: Oil may be holding above $40.00 per barrel, but investors shouldn’t get too comfortable. The chart foreshadows oil prices could falter and maybe even drop below $40.00.
NYSE:DBC January 21, 2015 1:49pm

The Cost Of Sidelining Your Capital [Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, PowerShares DB Com Indx Trckng Fund(ETF)]

investDavid Fabian: In the waning stages of 2014, investors are starting to look closely at their returns and analyzing the pros and cons of their portfolio decisions this year. Overall the gains have been solid across the board for stocks
NYSE:BND November 26, 2014 6:05pm

5 ETFs for a Relaxed Retired Life [Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield Bnd ETF]

retirementSweta Killa: Retirement is a general phenomenon and planning ahead is difficult in an uncertain economic environment. Americans need to plan their savings carefully for a steady source of income post retirement.
NYSE:DBC April 4, 2014 5:08pm

Just Because A Sector Is Down Does Not Mean Its Cheap

housingupdownIf the Dow Jones Industrial Average(INDEXDJX:.DJI) were to suddenly shed 6,000 points and was about 30% cheaper than it is today, it’s safe to say that a lot of investors would be taking a very close look and eyeing it as a cheap
NYSE:DBC January 8, 2014 3:51pm

Two ETNs To Play Soaring Cocoa Prices

cocoa beansCommodity trading has been choppy this year on weak macro fundamentals and sluggish global trends in broad categories. Yet, one commodity in the soft commodities space – cocoa – is enjoying soaring prices and has been among the top performers
NYSE:CHOC October 28, 2013 3:32pm

The New First Trust Actively Managed Commodity ETF (FTGC) In Focus

first-trust-portfoliosFirst Trust is probably best known for its lineup of AlphaDEX funds which seek to pick better stocks in a variety of countries or sectors. This ‘smart indexing’ approach has long been
NASDAQ:FTGC October 27, 2013 11:10pm

Why Investors Should Consider The Tin ETF

tinSeptember was a pretty rough month for commodities across the board. A partial government shutdown as well as concerns over raising the debt ceiling continued to put pressure on this corner of investing.
NYSE:DBB October 14, 2013 10:44am

Outlook Still Gloomy For The Coffee ETF

coffeeBroad commodities have made an impressive comeback after a steep fall earlier this year, and have caught enough investor interest of late. While the commodities in the precious and industrial space have rebounded from their lows or are even
NYSE:DBA August 29, 2013 3:09pm

Dow Jones Industrial Average: Could Financial Engineering Backfire?

Wall streetChris Ciovacco: Experienced investors know we are in an era where central banks are playing a much larger than normal role in the financial markets. The Fed has openly talked about money printing and asset prices during their unprecedented three rounds
NASDAQ:QQQ August 28, 2013 4:09pm

A Closer Look At The New iShares Commodity ETF

isharesiShares, the world’s largest provider of ETFs, is fast approaching 300 total funds in the U.S. market. This is largely thanks to the firm’s solid product development pace in the second and third quarters, as the company has launched a series
NYSE:DBC August 15, 2013 4:17pm

Five Mistakes To Avoid With Your ETF Portfolio

etfs etfsDavid Fabian: As more and more investors adopt exchange-traded funds in their portfolios, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the opportunities and risks in these unique investment vehicles. The first step to success with trading
NASDAQ:TDIV June 19, 2013 4:04pm

2013: Breakout Or Comeuppance? (GGE, DBC, XLP, XLI, VEU, MRK, PFE, KO, JNJ, CVS, MO, WMT, PEP)

wall-street-etfJoseph L. Shaefer: I believe the answer to the question posed will most likely be: "Both." No one has a functioning crystal ball, but my best guess - among the thousands of predictions being offered by all and sundry - is that we will climb a Wall of Worry so convincingly that many will assume
NYSE:DBC February 1, 2013 1:54pm

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