Copper ETFs are exchange-traded funds, primarilycomposed ofcompanies that mine or refine the mineral copper.
Copper ETFs are exchange-traded funds, primarily holding shares of companies that mine, refine or explore for copper. Copper prices do tend to rise with inflation. But unlike gold and silver, which are thought of more as hedges against inflation, copper also has a wide range of industrial uses.
Copper is heavily used in the power-transmission and construction industries, in cables, wires and plumbing. Copper ETFs let investors invest in many copper mining operations at once. That provides diversification. One risk factor with copper ETFs is that the higher copper’s price goes, the more incentive manufacturers have to re-design their products to use less copper wherever possible, or eliminate copper altogether.
In addition, as recycling efforts get more widespread and efficient, they will bring more recycled copper to market.
Copper ETFs trade on stock exchanges, just like stocks. Investors can buy them on margin, or sell them short. They are also very liquid. One positive aspect of copper ETFs is that they offer investors diversification. Investors can invest in all of the major copper mining companies by purchasing shares from a single copper ETF.
Copper ETFs may have a place in your portfolio, and at TSI Network we also recommend using our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
Prices of copper and many copper stocks have moved down lately, along with stock markets. That’s because of investor concerns about the global economic recovery, ongoing European debt problems and continued weakness in U.S. housing markets.
In addition, the March earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan crippled many… Read More
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