Commodities offer rewards as well as risks

Commodities are the raw materials that production and manufacturing rely on. Investing in them can help investors diversify their portfolios and win greater protection from inflation. However, commodities as a group can be both cyclical and volatile, and investors might rightly question the wisdom of… Read More

Commodities are looking up for investors

Commodities can help diversify portfolios, but are cyclical and come with higher levels of price volatility.
However, well-diversified ETFs that offer exposure to commodity producers can help investors overcome the problems associated with direct investments in physical commodities or funds that track a single commodity.
Meanwhile, while… Read More

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

3 key ETF Definitions for Investors

Our key ETF definitions will help you better understand ETF investing
The simplicity of investing in ETFs holds a lot of appeal for many investors. We’ve compiled a list of ETF definitions so you can determine if ETFs are right for your portfolio.

What does ETF mean?

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Stock market’s gains top bonds

Stock market volatility sometimes appears when least expected. However, volatility as measured by the BetaPro S&P 500 VIX Futures ETF (Toronto symbol HUV), has substantially subsided in the months following a big spike in December 2018. As a result, this ETF, which gains in value… Read More

Agriculture is in a race to meet demand

The global population continues its rapid rise. According to a recent United Nations report, by 2050, it will have increased by almost 3 billion people. That’s a 29% jump over today’s level. The report also points to the increased agricultural output needed to feed that… Read More

Could you please explain how Horizons BetaPro NYMEX Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF works? The price of oil is up recently, but the share price has dropped. It is my understanding that this ETF is double exposed to the price of oil. Therefore, shouldn’t the share price be up? Thanks in advance.

Horizons BetaPro NYMEX Crude Oil Bull Plus ETF, $10.20, symbol HOU on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 41.5 million; Market cap: $423.2 million), is an ETF that aims to provide daily investment performance that is double that of the NYMEX crude oil index. It uses options in… Read More