Should you own commodity ETFs?

Commodity investing has become very popular over the last number of years, but it may not be right for everyone.

Andrew Hepburn 13 October, 2016 | 5:00PM

Following the commodity crash of late 2014 to early 2016, investors didn't press the sell button. They rushed back in to buy. According to BlackRock, exchange-traded commodity products have seen worldwide net inflows of US$33.6 billion since the start of the year. Research by Barclays published in early August said that 2016 has seen the most interest in the sector since 2009. That year marked the start of a bull market in resource prices which lasted until 2011.

But does this mean the average investor should get in on the action?

Commodity ETFs explained

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Andrew Hepburn

Andrew Hepburn  Andrew Hepburn is a freelance financial writer based in Toronto. He writes about investments, market trends and personal finance. He has written for Maclean's, the Globe and Mail, RateHub.ca and Canadian MoneySaver.

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