December 26, 2011 at 07:00 AM EST
Complete List Of New 2011 Commodity ETFs
This year saw a surge in popularity for commodity investing. As the years have passed, investors have seen the benefits of investing in the risky, but lucrative asset class. Commodities provide a protection against inflation as well as a low … Continue reading →

This year saw a surge in popularity for commodity investing. As the years have passed, investors have seen the benefits of investing in the risky, but lucrative asset class. Commodities provide a protection against inflation as well as a low correlation to equities. One of the biggest problems within the industry was the lack of options available to investors just a few years ago. It used to be that only those with a complex futures account were able to add these securities to their portfolios. Now, there are hundreds of products to help even the smallest investor gain access to their favorite commodity investment. Below, we outline all of the commodity exchange traded products that hit the market this year [see also 12 High-Yielding Commodities For 2012].

Commodity ETFs

The commodity space continued its surge as investors have shown their large appetite for this asset class:

NameTickerETFdb CategoryInception Date
United States Copper Index FundCPERMetals11/15/2011
3x Inverse Gold ETNDGLDLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
3x Inverse Silver ETNDSLVLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
2x Inverse Palladium ETNIPALLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
2x Inverse Platinum ETNIPLTLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
2x Long Palladium ETNLPALLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
2x Long Platinum ETNLPLTLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
3x Long Gold ETNUGLDLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
3x Long Silver ETNUSLVLeveraged Commodities10/17/2011
Ultra DJ-UBS Natural GasBOILLeveraged Commodities10/6/2011
UltraShort DJ-UBS Natural GasKOLDLeveraged Commodities10/6/2011
Sugar FundCANEAgricultural Commodities9/19/2011
Soybean FundSOYBAgricultural Commodities9/19/2011
Wheat FundWEATAgricultural Commodities9/19/2011
Oil Trendpilot ETNTWTIOil & Gas9/15/2011
E-TRACS Natural Gas Futures Contango ETNGASZOil & Gas6/16/2011
E-TRACS Oil Futures Contango ETNOILZOil & Gas6/16/2011
Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETNBCMCommodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Precious Metals ETNBLNGPrecious Metals4/21/2011
Pure Beta Coffee ETNCAFEAgricultural Commodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Cocoa ETNCHOCAgricultural Commodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Cotton ETNCTNNAgricultural Commodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Copper ETNCUPMMetals4/21/2011
Seasonal Natural Gas ETNDCNGOil & Gas4/21/2011
Pure Beta Agriculture ETNDIRTAgricultural Commodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Aluminum ETNFOILMetals4/21/2011
Pure Beta Softs ETNGRWNAgricultural Commodities4/21/2011
Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETNHEVYMetals4/21/2011
Pure Beta Lead ETNLEDDMetals4/20/2011
Pure Beta Livestock ETNLSTKAgricultural Commodities4/20/2011
Pure Beta Nickel ETNNINIMetals4/20/2011
Pure Beta Crude Oil ETNOLEMOil & Gas4/20/2011
Pure Beta Energy ETNONGOil & Gas4/20/2011
Pure Beta S&P GSCI-Weighted ETNSBVCommodities4/20/2011
Pure Beta Sugar ETNSGARAgricultural Commodities4/20/2011
Pure Beta Grains ETNWEETAgricultural Commodities4/20/2011
2x Oil Bull/S&P 500 BearFOLLeveraged Commodities2/24/2011
2x Gold Bull/S&P 500 BearFSGLeveraged Commodities2/24/2011
WTI Crude Oil FundCRUDOil & Gas2/23/2011
Gold Trendpilot ETNTBARPrecious Metals2/22/2011
Natural Gas FundNAGSOil & Gas2/1/2011
Physical Asian Gold SharesAGOLPrecious Metals1/14/2011
Commodity Producers ETFs

These funds will offer a more indirect play, but still make for an interesting way to make a play on some of the most popular commodities in the world:

NameTickerETFdb CategoryInception Date
Morningstar Global Upstream Natural Resources Index FundGUNRCommodity Producers Equities9/22/2011
Farming ETFBARNCommodity Producers Equities6/2/2011
Fertilizers/Potash ETFSOILCommodity Producers Equities5/26/2011
IQ Global Agribusiness Small Cap ETFCROPCommodity Producers Equities3/22/2011
S&P/TSX Venture 30 Canada ETFTSXVCommodity Producers Equities3/17/2011
Pure Gold Miners ETFGGGGCommodity Producers Equities3/15/2011
Aluminum ETFALUMCommodity Producers Equities1/4/2011
MLP ETFs

MLPs have long been investor favorites for their high yields and volumes. This year saw just one new MLP-based ETN:

NameTickerETFdb CategoryInception Date
Cushing MLP High Income Index ETNMLPYMLPs3/16/2011

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.

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