Futures

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  3. (GLD, DGL, IAU) 3 Bond ETFs in the Gold Sector

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    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors ...
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  6. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts ...
  1. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts ...
  2. UNG: United States Natural Gas Fund LP ETF

    Find out more about the United States Natural Gas exchange-traded fund, the characteristics ...
  3. DBC: PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF, and explore a detailed ...
  4. USL: United States 12 Month Oil ETF

    Find out more information about the United States 12 Month Oil ETF, and explore detailed ...
  5. UGA: United States Gasoline Fund ETF

    Learn about the United States Gasoline Fund, the characteristics of the exchange-traded ...
  6. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the ...
  1. Top ETFs And What They Track: A Tutorial

    This Investopedia tutorial provides an introduction to the leading exchange-traded ...
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  1. What is a derivative?

    A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset, ...
  2. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

    Learn about hedge funds that invest in commodities. Read about Commodity Trading Advisors who focus specifically on trading ...
  3. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures? (RYMBX, GATEX)

    Learn how mutual funds invest in stock options and futures to benefit from commodities price swings and hedge their portfolio ...
  4. How do futures contracts roll over?

    Learn about why futures contracts are often rolled over into forward month contracts prior to expiration, and understand ...
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