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  1. The Industry Handbook: The Agriculture Industry ...

    Learn about the major lines of businesses involved in the agriculture industry and ...
  2. Investing in Gold: Direct Vs. Professional Management ...

    Find out how you can access the gold market through common stock, futures contracts, ...
  3. 4 Factors You Didn't Know About RBOB

    Learn the basics of how RBOB is traded, including the specifications for the RBOB ...
  4. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy ...
  5. (GLD, DGL, IAU) 3 Bond ETFs in the Gold Sector

    Find out more about the top ETFs that track the gold sector, such as the SPDR Gold ...
  6. (USO, OIL, UWTI) 3 Bond ETFs in the Oil Sector

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the oil sector, such ...
  1. Corn's Bullish Base Could Yield 2016 Breakout ...

    Corn is building an inverse head and shoulders base that could support a rally above ...
  2. Now Is Not the Time to Trade a Bounce in Coal ...

    These coal-related exchange traded products are trading near the resistance of their ...
  3. Silver Trying to Carve a Historic Bottom (SLV)

    Positive silver fund volume action since 2014 could generate a tailwind for a new ...
  4. Now Is The Time To Buy Metals (DBB, DPS)

    Increased volatility and aggressive monetary policy decisions in Europe have active ...
  5. Copper Could Turn Sharply Higher (JJC)

    Copper may issue a buy signal that supports much higher prices in coming months. ...
  6. These Commodity Stocks Suggest That the Downtrend ...

    Strong downtrends in key commodity stocks suggest that the downtrend in the global ...
  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded ...
  1. Can mutual funds invest in commodities?

    Learn how investors can use commodity mutual funds to diversify their portfolios, and discover why mutual funds may be less ...
  2. How do futures contracts roll over?

    Learn about why futures contracts are often rolled over into forward month contracts prior to expiration, and understand ...
  3. What does a futures contract cost?

    Learn about values of futures contracts and the initial margin a trader must place in an account to open a futures position, ...
  4. How can electricity be traded as a commodity by an individual investor?

    Learn the characteristics unique to electricity trading as a commodity and how investors can trade electricity futures on ...
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