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 Brent Crude (BRNT)

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baring Global Agriculture I Acc GBP29.1032.2156.8668.700.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP-8.26-3.69-4,868.14-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc6.5929.00-18.281,177.88-Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C Acc GBP28.5535.7049.7918.090.52Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc4.6963.06-32.39682.900.54Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Acc1.373.169.1015.80-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Acc1.633.93-41.7215.80-Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP-0.1822.10-20.1086.92-Buy
MFM Junior Gold I-8.963.87-58.5012.94-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P-8.635.13-58.1712.94-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP12.32--186.20-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B29.5039.72-48.373.22-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc29.8546.6870.77126.131.50Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc29.6946.1870.13126.131.47Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP12.3926.1949.34191.37-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP8.25-5.44-103.20-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc6.5528.94-18.271,177.88-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Inc1.363.32-3.6715.80-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Inc1.613.91-41.7215.80-Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP32.8540.3966.65200.96-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc29.7546.5570.19126.131.52Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc29.5846.1170.10126.131.49Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B Inc-0.7118.43-17.0246.00-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust17.92-5.47-37.37-17.35130.82Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal-0.37-8.39-55.68-18.1741.70Buy


Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP6.4213.4825.73-4.09GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP1.4010.786.02-25.86GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude-22.98-23.10-75.68-66.71GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-24.54-26.61-78.24-71.40GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
BetaShares Global Agriculture Companies ETF Currency Hedged5.01---AUDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP2.0448.15-67.38-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP-19.48-54.25-16.49-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold ETC9.39-3.54--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 1x Short Daily ETP-9.380.92-1.98-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Leverage Daily ETP18.28-9.42-23.54-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Short Daily ETP-18.270.55-8.04-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 1x Short Daily ETP-27.95-40.92-28.50-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 2x Leverage Daily ETP70.50119.31-17.62-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Leverage Daily ETP2.64-20.12-56.52-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Short Daily ETP-9.01-1.05-3.39-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold10.38-1.63-5.73-21.11USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged9.83-1.98-7.11-23.18GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD34.8859.196.9943.59USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD1.20-5.97-37.01-36.66USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium16.9517.62-22.52-34.70USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver4.62-3.97-21.08-38.88USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-7.87-13.33-0.024.22USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD14.9355.9339.92-12.86USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD16.2816.9337.5612.01USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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