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 GBP41.0132.3750.7568.700.80Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc98.6755.34-28.181,273.580.25Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C GBP36.0530.8942.1318.700.52Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc90.4682.24-43.51656.490.29Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP97.2449.71-28.1198.940.07Buy
MFM Junior Gold I160.1637.36-65.4412.85-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P161.1239.08-65.1812.85-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP---114.30-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B115.2413.35-65.903.01-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc42.2442.9463.15118.041.63Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc42.0542.5162.96118.041.34Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Acc170.9843.98-48.2613.40-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Acc171.6745.10-47.5213.40-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP23.2435.6344.18191.37-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP20.341.03-101.65-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc98.7055.34-28.201,273.580.25Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP33.9530.5149.18206.27-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc41.5242.2061.82118.041.39Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc42.0742.4163.09118.041.36Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B112.8259.21-24.9555.00-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Inc170.9944.04-48.0213.40-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust99.3619.14-33.29-18.69169.56Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal127.8119.44-58.25-17.5152.13Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-2.7027.3927.12-10.74GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-9.7842.019.89-31.20GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude6.3854.90-65.51-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil3.0726.67-66.63-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold-9.669.93-4.00-27.39USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged-10.129.36-5.31-29.92GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD15.5151.16-0.7013.71USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-9.6016.86-32.17-35.90USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium16.1338.69-23.19-37.55USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver-16.4519.88-17.46-45.12USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-8.63-19.71-0.4125.20USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD29.9219.764.85-24.91USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD-0.52-22.83-32.1427.72USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-18.31-30.447.117.13USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD0.893.3328.9815.94USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD0.65-18.99-5.80-13.35USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD10.07-11.51-6.2411.92USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-5.50-26.947.3027.18USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD16.82-22.16-2.4415.82USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD0.11-20.10-11.78-46.32USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD-7.44-32.19-17.0314.39USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-16.61-40.71-11.99-29.83USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD5.4218.3530.5333.89USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-23.84-51.01-36.06-40.68USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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