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

ETFS WTI Crude Oil (CRUD)

ETFS Brent Crude (BRNT)

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baring Global Agriculture I Acc GBP27.5125.6346.9469.900.80Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc73.4045.84-38.991,142.300.28Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C GBP24.9026.3038.4818.23-Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc78.9975.90-50.16657.030.32Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP77.4840.25-38.5191.390.08Buy
MFM Junior Gold I133.9245.29-69.6220.05-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P134.6747.31-69.4120.05-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP---122.40-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B78.25-2.85-70.702.75-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc32.6440.8760.66105.361.48Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc32.5540.3860.57105.361.45Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Acc123.6642.24-56.3517.00-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Acc124.1843.30-55.7017.00-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP9.80-0.09-98.57-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc73.3845.81-39.001,142.300.28Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP22.5826.6249.20192.79-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc32.6740.7460.16105.361.49Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc32.5740.3660.52105.361.45Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B86.8157.30-34.3048.00-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Inc123.6042.30-56.1517.00-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust52.915.94-43.11-16.94144.02Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal102.728.76-66.44-21.4446.78Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP7.4230.0222.52-16.27GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP15.2839.269.52-35.72GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude-8.255.30-68.05-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-11.55-7.31-68.78-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold-7.398.66-5.83-32.53USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged-7.228.27-6.71-34.39GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD28.5230.06-2.567.05USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-7.399.49-31.81-38.69USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium4.449.84-19.00-52.97USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver-0.2019.58-14.04-47.17USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-6.84-14.895.2127.93USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD25.8031.542.94-34.63USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD0.02-11.56-36.1536.27USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-23.24-25.466.144.37USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD23.526.3530.6515.32USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-9.72-13.43-10.63-15.35USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD6.12-11.46-5.8119.04USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-24.80-30.64-7.648.51USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD-4.06-23.35-8.0618.83USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD7.09-20.92-13.11-47.83USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD-1.80-28.68-6.3720.88USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-20.94-35.43-9.41-32.62USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD39.7827.8457.8940.43USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-27.15-48.04-40.04-38.50USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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