More Commodity ETFs: They'll Keep Coming As Long We Keep Buying

At the moment, I own the commodities exchange traded fund (ETF) from Deutsche Bank (ticker DBC). Although it is the best ETF for commodity investors in my opinion, it isn't quite what I would call perfect.

ETF Securities, a company that is the issuer of the Brent Oil Security traded in London, has recently filed for 29 new commodity-based ETFs. Although they will trade in London, brokerage firms in the US should also be offering access to them. A batch of these 29 new offerings will be individual commodities while the other batch will be baskets of commodities.

Single Commodity ETFs

  • Aluminum
  • Coffee
  • Copper
  • Corn
  • Cotton
  • Crude
  • Gasoline
  • Gold
  • Heating Oil
  • Lean Hogs
  • Live Cattle
  • Nat Gas
  • Nickel
  • Silver
  • Soybean Oil
  • Soybeans
  • Sugar
  • Wheat
  • Zinc

Commodity Basket ETFs

  • All Commodities
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Excluding Energy
  • Grains
  • Industrial metals
  • Livestock
  • Petroleum
  • Precious Metals
  • Soft Commodities

That's a remarkable list. Sadly, this variety is on the other end of the spectrum of the current exchange traded funds I hold. Whereas the DBC offering is too overweight in energy for my liking, the above list is way too specific. Assembling a diversified collection of holdings with the single commodity ETFs is going to require too much overhead from transaction fees.

I'm instead hoping that all commodities or a combination of the energy and non-energy baskets can be used to achieve proper and balanced exposure. Details are lacking however so I'm not sure that I'll be able to do what I'm hoping. My fingers are crossed though.

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