For Long Term Investors: The Cheapest ETF for Every Commodity
By Commodity HQ Oct 09, 2012 2:45 pm
Low cost exposure to agriculture, energy, metals, and more.
The soft commodities are stuck in a deadlock as far as expenses are concerned. Given that iPath has struggled with its Pure Beta line, it may be the case that it will try slashing expense ratios to gain a leg up on the competition in the near future. Teucrium also holds a monopoly on a number of agricultural products, but with CORN being such a successful product, it is only a matter of time before someone else comes along with a less expensive fund.
Another group of commodities without a lot of products to go around. It simply goes to show you that the commodity ETF space still has a lot of growth potential left and room for plenty of new innovation, especially on the cost front.
Last but not least, the alternative energy world has gotten some fair representation from ETFs. Unfortunately the poor performance of the industry overall has been tough on these funds, as many have begun to wonder whether widespread adoption of these resources will happen in our lifetimes.
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Editor's note: This article by Jared Cummans was originally published on Commodity HQ.