Start of 2012 sees surge in commodities ETF launches

A bumper crop

Biotechnology
Agriculture and industrial metals tipped for better performance this year

The start of 2012 has seen a surge in confidence in commodities, reflected in the launch of a number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in January offering both targeted and broad commodity exposure. "Optimism has characterised the commodities market so far this year, as exemplified by the sharp rally in industrial metals," says Michael McGlone, New York-based senior director of commodity indexing at S&P Indices.

The price declines seen last year in industrial metals and agriculture products have l

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: