December 05, 2011 at 07:00 AM EST
Copper ETFs In Focus: Five Ways To Play
Among investors interested in exposure to commodities, gold and crude oil tend to dominate most discussions; these natural resources are among the most widely traded in the world, and tend to account for the lion’s share of allocations to the “third asset class” in most long-term portfolios. But these two commodities are, of course, only the tip of the iceberg; there are dozens of resources that can be used as investable assets, ranging from dietary staples such as wheat and corn to raw materials used widely in construction such as timber and copper. Copper is an interesting investment destination because the industrial metal is widely used in a number of applications, from pipes in new homes, in roofing and plumbing products, and in high tech industrial machinery. Many see copper as a leveraged play on the global economy; when spending is climbing and markets are thriving, demand for the raw [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: USCF Offers New Type Of Copper ETF (CPER) Closer Look At Copper ETF Options JPMorgan Plans Physically-Backed Copper ETF Seven Surprising ETF Holdings: Why Investors Should Always Look Under The Hood Supply Issues, Hoarding Report Send Copper ETFs Soaring
Among investors interested in exposure to commodities, gold and crude oil tend to dominate most discussions; these natural resources are among the most widely traded in the world, and tend to account for the lion’s share of allocations to the “third asset class” in most long-term portfolios. But these two commodities are, of course, only the tip of the iceberg; there are dozens of resources that can be used as investable assets, ranging from dietary staples such as wheat and corn to raw materials used widely in construction such as timber and copper. Copper is an interesting investment destination because the industrial metal is widely used in a number of applications, from pipes in new homes, in roofing and plumbing products, and in high tech industrial machinery. Many see copper as a leveraged play on the global economy; when spending is climbing and markets are thriving, demand for the raw [...]

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