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 GBP27.4134.1145.2072.200.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP15.014.59-4,765.38-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc33.7740.08-20.641,248.50-Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C GBP22.2630.7036.2718.610.53Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc38.9049.53-40.88702.740.51Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP25.7132.38-21.1094.45-Buy
MFM Junior Gold I34.496.32-63.8315.87-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P34.987.57-63.5615.87-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP41.42--148.90-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B77.3132.19-62.083.26-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc26.4346.0653.89122.601.55Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc26.2645.5953.37122.601.52Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Acc56.8421.38-43.5318.32-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Acc57.2422.32-42.7718.32-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP8.5926.8234.15191.37-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP7.13-0.51-113.89-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc33.7139.98-20.731,248.50-Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP21.1032.6846.06206.67-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc26.4445.9953.32122.601.57Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc26.2745.5053.46122.601.53Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B Inc37.1934.56-23.5950.00-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Inc56.8621.41-43.2618.32-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Inc57.2722.31-42.7618.32-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust32.518.62-45.81-23.19152.17Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal47.32-5.44-55.16-15.0748.57Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-2.8712.4921.40-5.79GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-8.8123.499.71-31.78GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude-2.302.33-69.42-71.02GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-4.25-5.77-72.25-75.29GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold-6.90-0.34-7.20-24.84USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged-7.24-0.73-8.51-27.00GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD13.2130.16-1.0118.22USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-9.47-3.77-34.06-41.82USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium30.3520.32-21.78-43.42USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver-12.1910.55-14.66-45.24USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-15.85-23.41-11.3818.71USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD29.2228.8515.06-20.18USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD7.46-6.207.504.56USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-17.94-15.58-2.6214.59USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD-4.934.9244.4025.60USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-6.32-26.97-2.94-23.03USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD6.74-1.91-2.668.78USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD0.58-20.2720.1922.72USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD11.25-14.26-5.1419.80USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD-1.71-13.201.00-34.34USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD25.59-9.355.2452.32USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-7.38-21.19-7.81-22.30USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD-1.3918.2163.5046.38USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-22.17-38.10-41.13-40.66USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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