In the second edition of CNBC's special report, we take a look at the volatile, yet lucrative world of commodities and what's in the sights of both bulls and bears.
While individual commodities are subject to a lot of momentum—they are a good alternative to stocks and bonds and commonly used for diversification, and hedging investments.
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.
In targeting the most promising subsectors or individual commodities, consider platinum, palladium, copper and corn.
With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.
If abundance is the enemy of commodity traders, the current landscape is a veritable minefield.
Are ETFs systematically buying most VIX futures and should investors stay away? Matt Hougan, ETF Analytics president, weighs in.
Materials stood out as the one sector ETF that has yet to reverse an intermediate-term downtrend, Peak Theories Research’s Abigail Doolittle said.
Is it time to look outside the U.S. for growth opportunities? The Fast Money traders with a look at investing in Turkey and Brazil.
As clean-tech investing can be volatile, investment strategists generally advise dipping into this space as part of a larger, diversified portfolio plan. Here’s a look at the largest funds, based on market capitalization.
Although experts an make a bull case or bear case for 2012, some of the top performing ETFs reflect broad market trends.
Mike Shinnick, Wasatch Long/Short Fund, discusses the pros and cons of investing in the stock market and ETFs.
The Fast Money crew with the trade on Microsoft's momentum, and Adam Holt, Morgan Stanley, provides analysis on upward pressure on Microsoft, as index funds and ETFs increase the percentage of holdings in the tech giant.
Despite higher confidence among home builders, Steve Cortes revealed his contrarian trade.
ETFs broadly covering bonds in the major taxable and tax-exempt asset classes, plus exposure to convertible bonds that feature some of the upside of stocks, are an investor’s best option to deal with uncertainty.
Though diversity is important, seek an overweighting in corporate, municipal and emerging market bond funds.
It's only a matter of time before the central bank's easy-money policy affects inflation expectations and inflation itself, spooking investors.
U.S. Treasuries should bear the brunt of rising interest rates, so think TIPS and ultra-short funds.
An options play on emerging markets, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.
Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts on why he doesn't like the stock basket of ETFs, and prefers the GLD.
East Tech West gathers great minds and leading investors to Guangzhou, China, to explore the the global cutting edge of technology, from artificial intelligence to blockchain — and beyond.
The Edge explores the limitless potential of innovation.
A look at 50 private companies set to reshape the business landscape.