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 GBP25.1825.6353.3368.700.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP2.058.08-4,715.23-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc13.7339.26-12.021,189.41-Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C Acc GBP23.3927.7342.5217.880.55Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc5.9959.75-25.45653.180.53Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Acc11.2721.3919.6315.80-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Acc11.5722.34-36.0715.80-Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP4.7027.78-14.6985.77-Buy
MFM Junior Gold I-7.6613.16-58.4512.93-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P-7.3114.48-58.0812.93-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP19.66--164.10-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B39.5039.89-51.423.48-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc27.5242.1867.71119.521.49Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc27.5041.7767.27119.521.46Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P NAV GBP11.2424.7749.57191.37-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP10.24-5.54-105.70-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc13.7239.21-12.051,189.41-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals A Inc11.264.445.6215.80-Buy
HC Charteris Gold & Precious Metals I Inc11.5422.31-36.0615.80-Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP26.4832.2161.18193.46-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc27.4942.1667.17119.521.51Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc27.4041.7567.30119.521.48Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B Inc6.9834.15-12.1047.00-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust28.66-8.13-35.30-16.58133.51Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal3.942.11-52.61-14.9942.64Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP-1.9712.6423.42-6.04GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP-3.8013.079.69-30.82GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude3.11-8.55-69.78-66.40GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil-0.90-14.03-73.05-70.92GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold3.76-0.06-4.28-22.54USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged3.48-0.25-5.60-24.62GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD5.5834.97-7.9621.93USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD2.81-6.85-36.78-37.01USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium4.828.62-23.65-40.69USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver1.852.36-14.34-42.77USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-12.32-20.63-8.9912.88USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD12.4825.9017.14-17.52USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD25.01-3.2334.3419.41USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD-3.82-21.139.0110.01USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD-1.6411.2843.4628.11USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-8.05-24.48-9.85-32.21USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD-4.07-1.46-5.815.45USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD13.80-13.7467.9024.62USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD-1.53-5.27-4.2617.55USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD6.629.3915.96-26.50USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD20.40-2.1415.5033.43USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-4.22-23.04-6.09-31.80USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD2.5621.5862.8263.52USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-3.73-31.26-30.02-36.69USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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