November 29, 2012 at 07:00 AM EST
Would A Physical Copper ETF Be A Bad Idea?
Over the past two years, a number of issuers like iShares and JP Morgan have filed for a physical copper ETF; something investors have been wanting for quite some time. At first glance, it seems like a solid idea; after all, GLD and SLV are two of the most popular ETFs in the world, and each of them offers physical exposure to their respective metals. But despite the popularity of the physical structure, it may not make much sense for this industrial metal to be adopted into such an ETF [for more copper ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. First, investors need to consider the value of the current physically-backed products. For the time being, the only physical ETFs on the market focus on the four precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium. At today’s prices, an ounce of each of these metals is worth approximately $1,745 (gold), [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Huge Gaps Between Metals, Miners ETFs How To Buy The Best Copper ETF ETFs For Rising Copper Prices Copper ETFs In Focus: Five Ways To Play Supply Issues, Hoarding Report Send Copper ETFs Soaring
Over the past two years, a number of issuers like iShares and JP Morgan have filed for a physical copper ETF; something investors have been wanting for quite some time. At first glance, it seems like a solid idea; after all, GLD and SLV are two of the most popular ETFs in the world, and each of them offers physical exposure to their respective metals. But despite the popularity of the physical structure, it may not make much sense for this industrial metal to be adopted into such an ETF [for more copper ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. First, investors need to consider the value of the current physically-backed products. For the time being, the only physical ETFs on the market focus on the four precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium. At today’s prices, an ounce of each of these metals is worth approximately $1,745 (gold), [...]

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