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ETF Strategist - Commodities

IN FOCUS: Commodities

Geopolitics, weather, speculators. They can all play a major role in the volatile, boom-bust world of commodities, where momentum can overpower fundamentals.

  • The Bull Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    Corn, energy and some industrial metals look particularly well positioned for gains in the year ahead, thanks to  tight inventory levels and potential supply shocks.

  • The Bear Case Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.

  • A Model Bull Portfolio Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:28 AM ET

    In targeting the most promising subsectors or individual commodities, consider platinum, palladium, copper and corn.

  • A Model Bear Portfolio: Commodities Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:25 AM ET

    If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable  minefield.

  • The Sideways Play Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    When it comes to playing it safe with commodities, you'll want a portfolio  with winners to offset the inevitable losers.

Videos

Slideshows

  • Top Performing Commodities ETFs of 2012 Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:05 PM ET
    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class. There are several hundred 100 ETFs and their close cousin, ETNs, or exchange traded notes. The group covers everything from energy to metals to agriculture to livestock. There are broad and narrow funds, ones based on an index or futures trading and still others that hold the actual commodity. There are precious and industrial metals, foodstuffs and livest

    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class.

  • How Are Rare Earth Elements Used? Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
    Rare earth elements have drawn worldwide attention in recent months, with uncertainty from the world’s largest producer, China, making investors uneasy about products and industries that require these substances. Rare earth elements are a collection of seventeen members of the periodic table, as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, but the name is somewhat misleading. Composed mostly of members of the Periodic table’s lanthanide series, rare earths are similar in abu

    Click for an element-by-element breakdown of the rare earth elements and how they are used in today’s economy.

  • 10 Outrageous Objects Made of Gold Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 8:57 PM ET
    With gold hitting record highs, we were thinking about all the different ways you can own it.Sure, you can buy gold bars, or an ETF to try to take advantage of the hot metal's rise. Or you can go for something a little more fun. So here's a look at some unusual ways some people have found to stake their gold claims.

    For some people, gold is the ultimate safe haven commodity. Here's a look at the 10 most outrageous items some people have found to stake their gold claims.

Investing

Trader Talk with Bob Pisani

Market Insider with Patti Domm

CNBC Stock Blog

By the Numbers

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