Commodities

ETF Securities forecasts mixed outlook for commodities in 2018

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities

Broad commodity ETFs have enjoyed a decent start to 2018. From the low point in mid-December, the ETFS All Commodities (AIGC LN) has gained 5.6% with rallies in oil, industrial metals, precious metals, and agriculture. Despite the recent gains, James Butterfill, head of research & investment strategy at ETF Securities, is wary of interpreting this as a positive sign for broad commodities this year.



Gold and precious metals ETFs stage strong start to year, reports ETF Securities

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director, Equity & Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities

Gold ETFs have staged a strong start to 2018, with ETF Securities reporting that its range of gold products received inflows of $19.2 million during the first week of the year. Precious metals ETFs also did well, gathering inflows worth $18.8m.



Investors drop gold for silver, reports ETF Securities

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Contrasting fortunes for precious metals ETFs, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has announced its range of precious metals ETFs saw starkly differing levels of investor demand during the week beginning 4 December, as gold ETFs saw the largest outflows of any segment covered by the firm’s products while silver ETFs recorded the largest inflows.



Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

The World Gold Council has reported that gold ETFs saw net inflows amounting to 9.1 tonnes of gold ($393 million) during November, bringing total holdings to 2,357t ($8.5 billion).



TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker marks Malaysia’s first commodity ETF

Dec 6th, 2017 | By
TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker marks Malaysia’s first commodity ETF

Kuala Lumpur-based Affin Hwang Asset Management has launched the TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker (GOLDETF MK) on Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the first commodity-tracking ETF listed in Malaysia. 



Caixin to launch China-focused commodity indices

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight.

Caixin Insight has announced that it has entered into a strategic cooperation with commodity trading fund Gresham Investment Management in order to create a series of Chinese commodity indices. Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight, commented: “This strategic cooperation between our two companies will fill the gaps in the traded index market for Chinese commodity futures.”



WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Why OPEC’s supply cut extension is structurally bullish for oil

By Nick Leung, research analyst at WisdomTree.

Investors holding a 3x leveraged oil ETP would have gained over 15% in the first week of November—more than 3x the return of front-month oil futures over the same period. Underpinning this is an easing supply glut and a potential OPEC supply cut extension — both of which, we believe, reaffirm the structural bull case for oil.



ETF Securities reports sizeable inflows into industrial metal ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Industrial Metals ETFs ETF Securities

Industrial metals ETFs recorded their largest weekly inflows since August 2014, according to ETF Securities’ fund flows analysis, after the commodity segment saw $112.9 million in net new assets during the week ended 24 November 2017.



Precious metal investors finding profits in palladium ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Precious metal investors find profits in palladium ETFs

Palladium-tracking ETFs, such as the ETFS Physical Palladium (PHPD LN), are amongst the top performing ETFs thus far this year (as of 27 November 2017), following a nearly 50% rise in the metal’s price year-to-date.



Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

ETFs that offer exposure to gold are expected to face headwinds in the coming months, as a number of factors look set to put pressure on the gold price in the near term, according to a new research note from VanEck.