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 December 13, 2012 4:51pm

Natural Gas Prices Continue To Slide (UNG)

Jared Cummans: It looks like déjà vu all over again for natural gas traders, as the coming winter has already had a mild start. With warmer than usual temperatures thus far in December, NG has taken a hit even though it has been looking to recover from last year’s winter,
NYSE:UNG December 11, 2012 4:50pm

Inside Citigroup Inc.’s (NYSE:C) 2013 Agriculture Outlook

Jared Cummans: As 2012 comes to a close, Wall Street begins to look ahead to the coming year and what trends will have the biggest impact on the commodity world. Financial behemoth Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) recently came out with an all-encompassing 
NYSE:DBA

Inside Citigroup Inc.’s (NYSE:C) 2013 Precious Metals Outlook

Jared Cummans: As 2012 nears its close, investors are beginning to look toward a new year, one that will hopefully be less volatile for the commodity world. The precious metalsworld, in particular, saw a fair amount of volatility through out the past year as this elite group
NYSE:GLD December 7, 2012 4:26pm

A Look At 3X Leveraged Gold ETFs One Year Later

Jared Cummans: The gold ETF space has been one of the most active in the industry in recent years. In fact, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) is the second-largest exchange-traded product in the world with well over $70 billion in total assets. But the options do not end there
NYSE:DGLD December 3, 2012 5:39pm

The Perfect Time To Buy Natural Gas ETFs? (FCG, UGAZ, UNG)

Jared Cummans: The winter months typically see demand kick up for natural gas, which is often reflected in the higher prices. But last year’s unseasonably warm winter put downward pressure on NG and its related investments alike. In fact, the United States suffered the
NYSE:FCG November 28, 2012 6:33pm

3 Metals Outshining Gold

Jared Cummans: As is typical for the commodity world, all eyes have been fixated on gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) in recent months. The precious metal has been under a microscope since the announcement of QE3 and the impending fiscal cliff. Some have called for gold to surge to new historical highs,
NYSE:GLD November 27, 2012 4:59pm

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

Agriculture ETFs Taking A Hit (DBA)

Jared Cummans: Agriculture is perhaps the most practical commodity sector, as many of its products enjoy inelastic demand around the world. As such, this segment has always been given a fair amount of investing attention. Because there are so many different futures in the ag world,
NYSE:DBA November 26, 2012 4:42pm

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 11:40am

Big Money Betting On Commodity Bear Market (GLD, CUT, RJA)

Jared Cummans: Commodities have enjoyed several strong years thanks to emerging market growth and increased demand around the world. As analysts continue to tout hard assets like gold and timber, investing demand for this asset class has continued to rise. It is now recommended
NYSE:CUT November 20, 2012 5:59pm

Why Peter Schiff Is Embracing The Fiscal Cliff

Jared Cummans: The fiscal cliff has been the chief worry of the U.S. economy as of late, as the uncertainty looming has created a volatile marketplace. Each political party has their own ideas on how to move forward, and the same can be said of individual analysts and experts.
NYSE:AGQ November 19, 2012 11:46am

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 1:16pm

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 3:03pm

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