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.
The latest inflation data shows rising gasoline prices could start to pinch consumers and steal away any savings from the just-approved extension of the payroll tax cut.
Rising gasoline prices could bite into any savings from the expected extension of the payroll tax cut, but for now the higher costs could be somewhat offset by lower winter heating bills.
An "element of fear" over Iran is playing into the price of oil despite higher supply and decreasing demand, Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al Saud told CNBC Monday.
Embattled Swiss-based oil refiner Petroplus has obtained a provisional financing agreement with its lenders while they negotiate a solution to keep the debt-laden group afloat, a source close to the matter said on Friday.
As balmy temperatures across the United States have damped December demand for heating oil and natural gas, one “Fast Money” analyst looked at what lies ahead.
Oil prices languished near three-week lows on Tuesday, as worries about Europe's debt crisis fueled fears about the demand outlook for oil. But one analyst believes oil prices are headed higher, with markets already pricing in the worst case for the global economy.
CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.
Oil prices have fallen sharply in the wake of the disaster in Japan as investors have shunned risk. Nymex has declined around 5 percent since last Friday's earthquake and tsunami. However, Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings, who has been a long-term bull on oil, thinks it's only a matter of time before the current trend reverses.
Legendary investor Jim Rogers says the bull market in commodities is "still in place" and has a "long way to go."