Commodity ETFs Get No Love From Investors

By: ETFdb
It doesn’t seem like that long ago that exchange-traded commodity products were the darlings of the ETF world. Praised for democratizing an entire asset class (and one capable of delivering non-correlated returns to investors at that), commodity ETFs saw billions of dollars of cash inflows in 2009. Investors rushed to get their hands on everything from copper to tin, and they embraced the transparency and liquidity that the exchange-traded structure had to offer. Last year was a banner year for commodities, with inflationary pressures, surging demand from emerging markets, and a host of supply issues conspiring to push prices of various resources sharply higher. Corn prices surged, gold repeatedly set new record highs, and a host of other agricultural products–including sugar and soybeans–climbed sharply higher. While 2010 was a stellar year all around for investors–most major asset classes posted nice gains–commodities were clearly the star. Lists of the year’s best performing [...] Click here to read the original article on Related Posts: Inflation-Fighting ETFs Back In Focus ETF Securities Planning Precious Metal Basket ETF Playing Precious Metals Through Equity ETFs Beyond GLD: Three Alternative Precious Metal ETFs ETF Securities Launches Asian Gold Shares Fund (AGOL)
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