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 GBP-1.1218.9227.7667.900.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 Hedged GBP-16.617.20-34.924,649.01-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc-23.7720.98-23.89975.71-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Acc-34.3720.18-1.6110.900.34Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Acc-34.1921.13-40.7910.900.34Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP-18.5128.10-19.8791.26-Buy
LF Ruffer Gold C Acc-12.9379.99-27.37731.420.60Buy
MFM Junior Gold I-25.0635.23-51.6712.29-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P-24.7636.86-50.8712.29-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP-19.29--258.67-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc11.2146.3752.12157.271.33Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc11.0845.8851.15157.271.29Buy
TC Peterhouse Gold and Precious Metals B-18.5541.06-46.382.51-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP2.3519.5928.66201.59-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4 Hedged GBP4.390.879.5887.61-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc-23.7720.97-23.91975.71-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Inc-34.3820.18-13.1310.900.35Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Inc-34.2021.09-40.8210.900.35Buy
Pictet Nutrition I dy GBP8.4127.0535.88268.79-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc11.1446.2051.50157.271.34Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc11.0245.6751.01157.271.30Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
Golden Prospect Precious Metal-32.287.05-52.92-14.4337.69Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-4.64-3.9921.50-9.18GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-10.33-17.629.04-38.64GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude25.1012.23-28.78-63.65GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil23.967.63-37.24-65.35GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP21.6741.142.83-72.31USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP-30.96-48.88-72.60-50.15USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold ETC4.587.94--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 1x Short Daily ETP-4.73-8.32-15.14-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Leverage Daily ETP7.9113.597.14-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Short Daily ETP-9.82-16.90-30.99-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 1x Short Daily ETP-14.68-29.84-42.64-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 2x Leverage Daily ETP25.3372.1531.22-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Leverage Daily ETP-7.12-21.22-23.78-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Short Daily ETP0.549.85-36.10-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-6.81-15.23-18.50-0.73USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD-14.66-12.3614.95-23.44USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD11.1528.8429.813.59USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-10.19-17.80-28.10-8.01USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD2.1610.1124.2977.18USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-13.37-7.48-25.87-20.64USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD-4.98-8.82-16.340.50USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-25.12-26.67-24.34-16.32USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD0.855.91-15.2225.50USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD-7.153.01-10.43-18.93USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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