Commodity Futures

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    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

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  6. (USO, OIL, UWTI) 3 Bond ETFs in the Oil Sector

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  1. Gold Pulling Back After Powerful First Quarter ...

    A gold fund pullback to 115 could shake out weak hands and set up a low-risk buying ...
  2. Play Multiple Markets With Commodity Tracking ...

    PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund offers broad-based commodity exposure, ...
  3. Corn's Bullish Base Could Yield 2016 Breakout ...

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

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

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  6. Now Is The Time To Buy Metals (DBB, DPS)

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  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

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  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?

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Hot Definitions
  1. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  2. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  3. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  4. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
  5. Sharing Economy

    An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by someone else.
  6. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
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