Five Things BusinessWeek Didn’t Tell You About Commodity ETFs

By: ETFdb
As a long-time subscriber to BusinessWeek, I generally enjoy their content and find their stories both informative and interesting. However, last week’s cover story entitled “Amber Waves of Pain” was unlike anything I had ever read by the company before. On the cover, the weekly magazine stated three times “Do Not Buy Commodity ETFs” and then encouraged subscribers to read more about “America’s Worst Investment” inside the issue. Needless to say, I was intrigued to see how a the magazine could make such a blanket statement over such a large segment of the market which by BusinessWeek’s own estimation has seen $277 billion in inflows by the end of last year. Admittedly, the magazine made a pretty good case of the problems which some of the largest futures-based commodity funds deal with. The article started by highlighting several issues which investors have become very familiar with in recent years such [...] Click here to read the original article on Related Stories: Ten Commodity ETFs Every Investor Should Know (But Most Don’t) Three Commodity ETFs In “Anti-Contango” CFTC Pushes For Trading Limits: Commodity ETFs In Focus
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