Tag Archives for: Industrial Metals

Should Income-Starved Investors Consider ETNs?

investing: While quantitative easing (QE) may have been put in place to kick-start the economy, it also had the added benefit of kicking income investors to the curb. Since implementing QE1 in November 2008, the Federal Reserve
ETF BASIC NEWS October 1, 2013 3:15pm

13 High-Yielding Commodities For 2013

Aaron Levitt: As many individual investors have taken a cue from professional and institutional money managers, alternative investments have gone mainstream – and commodities lead the trend. Interest in this asset class has exploded as individual retail investors
NYSE:DBC December 18, 2012 11:11am

A Deeper Look At Brazil’s Commodity Industry

Stephen Simpson: Due to better governance practices and a commodity boom, Brazil’s economy has enjoyed incredible growth over the past 20 years. Brazil is now the largest economy
NYSE:BRAZ December 15, 2012 11:11am

Fund Check: Six Months Later For These ETFs (USMI, SNDS, BNPC)

Daniela Pylypczak: The rapid development of the ETF industry has cracked the world of commodity investing wide open, allowing average investors to gain cheap and easy access to a previously hard-to-reach asset class. And while some choose to focus on a single commodity,
NYSE:BNPC December 13, 2012 4:16pm

The Best and Worst Industrial Metals ETFs of 2012

Jared Cummans: As 2012 draws to an end, investors are taking time to reflect on some of the best and worst performing commodities of the year. Though the year’s headlines have been dominated by energy and precious metals, there are a number of assets that have flown relatively
NYSE:JJC

Forbes 400 Members Who Got Rich Off Of Commodities

Michael Johnston: The Forbes 400 is a list created by Forbes which lists the top 400 wealthiest Americans by net worth. The 2012 list is the 31st annual list from Forbes,
NYSE:DBA December 8, 2012 11:11am

High Yielding Commodities: Beyond Energy (GDXJ, SCCO, PCL)

Jared Cummans: In a low rate and relatively uncertain economic environment, dividend yields have been the saving grace of many portfolios. A steady stream of income goes a long way, especially when markets are rocky, as they have been for the latter part of this year.
NYSE:GDXJ November 27, 2012 11:11am

Physical Copper ETFs? Not So Fast

Jared Cummans: For more than two years now, issuers like JP Morgan and iShares have been battling to bring physically-backed copper ETFs to the markets. At first glance, it seems like a solid idea; after all, Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) and Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV) 
NYSE:GLD November 23, 2012 11:11am

A Closer Look At Iran’s Commodity Industry

Stephen Simpson: Iran is quite possibly one of the best-known and least-known countries in the world for American investors. Tense, if not outright hostile, relations between Iran and many Western countries have kept it in the news, but relatively few investors
ETF BASIC NEWS November 9, 2012 1:13pm

A Deeper Look at South Africa’s Commodity Industry (EZA, AU, RIO, BHP, GFI, HMY, SSL)

Stephen Simpson: South Africa is the largest economy of Africa, and it accounts for almost one-quarter of the continent’s GDP. The path to this status has not been an easy one, however, as the country languished under sanctions in the 1980s tied to the government’s apartheid policies.
NYSE:EZA November 7, 2012 3:15pm

A Deeper Look At China’s Commodity Industry (FXI, GXC, YAO, FCX, RIO, PTR, CEO, ACH, VALE)

Stephen Simpson: Although the geographical size of China is perhaps not that difficult for North Americans to appreciate, their population is another matter. As China has become the second-largest economy in the world, it is without question transformed into an enormous
NYSE:FXI November 2, 2012 3:15pm

Five New Jim Rogers Commodity ETNs Launching

Jared Cummans: Jim Rogers has long been one of the most influential names in the commodity world, as his insights and strategies have been well documented. His name is already attached to a number of popular commodity funds, and you can now add 5 more to that tally.
NYSE:RGRA

A Deeper Look At Australia’s Commodity Industry

Stephen Simpson: One of the wealthiest countries in the world, and the richest in Asia in GDP per capita terms, Australia is an unusual mix of a modern market economy with a large commodities-driven export infrastructure. Despite the influx of wealth created by its natural resources,
NYSE:EWA November 1, 2012 11:11am

Quick Guide To The Commodity Index Total Return ETN (DJCI)

Daniela Pylypczak: There is no argument that the evolution of the ETF industry has democratized an asset class that was once hard-to-reach by the average investor. With roughly 150 options, investors can now gain cheap and easy access to nearly every corner of the commodity universe.
NYSE:DJCI October 25, 2012 10:10am

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