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 GBP11.5425.6546.0667.800.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP-10.9710.02-5,083.42-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc-11.0732.67-30.591,123.08-Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C Acc GBP11.5232.4247.6117.290.52Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc-4.4062.41-34.57727.710.51Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Acc-24.718.19-14.0413.10-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Acc-24.519.02-54.1413.10-Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP-11.7534.09-29.5493.72-Buy
MFM Junior Gold I-29.2210.52-63.2913.79-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P-28.9311.88-62.9113.79-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP-14.16--223.70-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B6.4538.14-46.883.08-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc17.8045.4862.79138.761.48Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc17.7045.0261.91138.761.44Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP2.9218.1941.25164.46-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP13.820.37-100.40-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc-11.1032.61-30.671,123.08-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Inc-24.728.18-24.1113.10-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Inc-24.548.98-54.1413.10-Buy
Pictet Nutrition I dy GBP15.7432.8153.26201.55-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc17.8045.26-138.761.50Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc17.6444.8461.82138.761.46Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B Inc-20.9820.75-32.7345.00-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust0.01-8.07-39.15-20.93139.75Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal-26.92-10.14-67.72-17.1440.13Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-2.64-4.0628.14-13.01GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-8.13-11.9412.84-40.81GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude2.975.85-65.68-66.12GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-1.651.61-70.99-70.83GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
BetaShares Global Agriculture Companies ETF Currency Hedged7.2518.57--AUDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Leverage Daily ETP20.75110.82-51.86-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Copper 3x Short Daily ETP-28.70-67.56-43.73-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold ETC5.58-2.07--USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 1x Short Daily ETP-5.820.07-13.18-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Leverage Daily ETP10.11-6.54-1.55-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Gold 2x Short Daily ETP-11.75-1.00-27.99-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 1x Short Daily ETP-19.39-31.82-34.02-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Palladium 2x Leverage Daily ETP42.1171.11-3.50-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Leverage Daily ETP-7.45-29.00-34.67-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
Boost Silver 2x Short Daily ETP0.5914.25-35.88-USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold6.30-0.716.54-27.29USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged5.12-2.383.80-29.84GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD17.8731.8911.0932.89USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD-1.35-7.78-29.93-43.30USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium16.3745.16-22.44-22.43USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver-0.84-10.77-5.40-51.33USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-8.30-24.99-6.657.20USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD-1.5634.2236.15-1.70USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD3.2811.2724.3210.95USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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