Commodities

Introduction to Commodities

Commodity investment can take a number of different forms: investors can get exposure to the actual commodities price, through, for example, a gold or oil exchange traded fund. Alternatively, investors can gain exposure through commodity focused funds, which will generally invest in commodity exploration and mining companies.

These will have some correlation to the price of the underlying commodities, but will have a range of other variables - the strength of the management team, the quality of the assets, the cost base. Read more

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baring Global Agriculture I Acc GBP-0.8717.7329.2566.870.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 Hedged GBP-12.4210.44-18.254,312.71-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc-18.8122.16-4.34989.600.01Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Acc-18.3641.202.199.700.34Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Acc-18.1642.29-14.939.700.34Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP-8.0434.474.0394.59-Buy
LF Ruffer Gold C Acc-6.2972.2611.77683.590.08Buy
MFM Junior Gold I-4.2943.77-24.4011.82-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P-3.9045.53-23.1811.82-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP-13.05--278.19-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc13.6542.4453.97163.291.37Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc13.5441.9353.07163.291.33Buy
TC South River Gold and Precious Metals B-16.7332.52-26.292.50-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP0.2410.4032.17159.84-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4 Hedged GBP3.920.3110.1578.78-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc-18.8122.15-4.36989.600.01Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Inc-18.3541.21-9.779.700.35Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Inc-18.1542.26-14.979.700.35Buy
Pictet Nutrition I dy GBP6.6725.9938.46282.30-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc13.6742.2853.41163.291.38Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc13.5841.8353.01163.291.34Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Golden Prospect Precious Metals Limited Ord Shs 0.1P-19.4713.80-41.17-18.9437.38Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-2.62-4.8220.29-0.25GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-6.74-13.3314.61-21.09GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude29.4740.74-21.75-52.40GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil30.6633.90-32.99-58.33GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP-16.5148.60-22.83-61.95USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP1.25-50.79-62.12-63.12USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold ETC2.782.188.20-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 1x Short Daily ETP-2.99-2.94-14.85-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Leverage Daily ETP4.091.577.44-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Short Daily ETP-6.62-7.06-30.65-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 1x Short Daily ETP-6.27-25.10-41.14-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 2x Leverage Daily ETP2.6347.8722.99-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Leverage Daily ETP-8.36-21.14-17.61-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Short Daily ETP1.249.44-39.71-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-8.76-17.67-23.39-15.98USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD-25.28-37.50-12.38-34.71USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD7.7815.9025.765.65USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD2.01-18.85-20.09-16.78USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD-2.474.0412.6263.55USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-18.18-13.98-30.68-30.16USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD-3.20-3.46-16.04-7.07USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-20.04-40.13-30.13-28.78USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD1.315.83-17.760.15USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD-2.43-4.21-13.32-22.80USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

The tax treatment of investments is subject to tax law and HMRC practice which are subject to change. 

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