Posts Tagged ‘industrial metals’

Should Income-Starved Investors Consider ETNs?

October 1st, 2013

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 Read more…


13 High-Yielding Commodities For 2013

December 18th, 2012

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 Read more…


A Deeper Look At Brazil’s Commodity Industry

December 15th, 2012

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 Read more…


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

December 13th, 2012

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, Read more…


The Best and Worst Industrial Metals ETFs of 2012

December 13th, 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 Read more…


Forbes 400 Members Who Got Rich Off Of Commodities

December 8th, 2012

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, Read more…


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

November 27th, 2012

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. Read more…


Physical Copper ETFs? Not So Fast

November 23rd, 2012

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)  Read more…


A Closer Look At Iran’s Commodity Industry

November 9th, 2012

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 Read more…


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

November 7th, 2012

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. Read more…


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

November 2nd, 2012

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 Read more…


Five New Jim Rogers Commodity ETNs Launching

November 2nd, 2012

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. Read more…


A Deeper Look At Australia’s Commodity Industry

November 1st, 2012

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, Read more…


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

October 25th, 2012

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. Read more…


Under The Hood: Quick Investor Guide To The DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (DBC)

October 22nd, 2012

Stoyan Bojinov: The proliferation of the exchange-traded product structure has opened up previously difficult-to-reach corners of the market to mainstream investors. Read more…


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