ETF Securities launches six new oil ETCs

The ETCs are priced off ICE Future's Brent and Nymex's WTI oil futures, and the return is influenced by the shape of the oil future curve. The ETCs offer exposure to four different maturities with varying rates of backwardation or contango. (Backwardation is amount by which the future price is below the spot price; and contango is the amount above the spot price).

“ETCs are relatively new investment tools which enable investors to gain exposure to commodity prices without trading futures or t