June 19, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
War In Syria, Crisis In Europe: Short Russia ETFs
Commodity prices across the board have endured a dismal decline over the past few months as grim global economic growth expectations have kept a lid on investors’ confidence. Uncertainty has been plaguing virtually every corner of the financial market thanks to a sluggish recovery on the homefront coupled with looming debt woes in Europe. Crude oil in particular has been hit quite hard; fossil fuel futures have lost upwards of 20% since hitting $110 a barrel on March 1, 2012, showcasing the rampant volatility that is associated with energy prices [see also Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio]. What’s worse than investing in a sinking commodity? Investing in the producers of said commodity. This is because commodity producers will typically experience even greater swings in prices given that their profitability hinges on the market price of their goods. From a macroeconomic perspective, this means that commodity-centric nations are among some of the riskiest investments given [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Emerging Market ETFs: Surprising Standouts In A Hectic Month Are Russia ETFs A Buy? Van Eck Debuts Small Cap Russia ETF (RSXJ) ETFs To Play Euro 2012 iShares Launches Russia ETF (ERUS)
Commodity prices across the board have endured a dismal decline over the past few months as grim global economic growth expectations have kept a lid on investors’ confidence. Uncertainty has been plaguing virtually every corner of the financial market thanks to a sluggish recovery on the homefront coupled with looming debt woes in Europe. Crude oil in particular has been hit quite hard; fossil fuel futures have lost upwards of 20% since hitting $110 a barrel on March 1, 2012, showcasing the rampant volatility that is associated with energy prices [see also Energy Bull ETFdb Portfolio]. What’s worse than investing in a sinking commodity? Investing in the producers of said commodity. This is because commodity producers will typically experience even greater swings in prices given that their profitability hinges on the market price of their goods. From a macroeconomic perspective, this means that commodity-centric nations are among some of the riskiest investments given [...]

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