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 GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil (PCRD)

ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude Oil (PBRT)

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Baring Global Agriculture I Acc GBP32.8725.0854.3467.300.80Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2 EUR91.3045.90-23.525,749.19-Buy
BlackRock GF World Gold D2RF Hedged GBP92.5721.54-5,749.19-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Acc126.2050.12-24.091,437.040.22Buy
CF Eclectica Agriculture C GBP26.2820.6639.1818.950.33Buy
CF Ruffer Gold C Acc115.2758.20-49.93729.370.28Buy
Investec Global Gold I Acc GBP139.7247.75-23.58119.300.06Buy
MFM Junior Gold I176.9446.96-62.1218.85-Buy
MFM Junior Gold P177.9648.64-61.9218.85-Buy
Old Mutual Gold And Silver R Acc GBP---79.40-Buy
SF Peterhouse Smaller Companies Gold B81.89-7.28-70.703.09-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Acc34.9732.3962.80103.681.47Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Acc34.9431.9863.06103.681.44Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Acc191.4340.27-49.0914.72-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Acc192.1141.32-48.2814.72-Buy

OEICs and Unit Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)Fund Size (M)Yield (%)
Allianz Global Agricultural Trends P GBP27.0035.49-203.58-Buy
BlackRock GF World Agriculture D4RF Hedged GBP6.03-4.08-103.02-Buy
BlackRock Gold & General D Inc126.0950.01-24.131,437.040.22Buy
Pictet Agriculture I dy GBP23.7623.7849.16219.12-Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities P Inc34.9432.3862.28103.681.49Buy
Sarasin Food & Agriculture Opportunities I Inc34.8331.9462.99103.681.45Buy
Smith & Williamson Global Gold & Resources B146.0462.65-19.6563.00-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Way E Inc191.4040.36-48.8514.72-Buy
WAY Charteris Gold & Precious Metals Elite Inst Inc192.1541.40-48.2714.72-Buy

Investment Trusts

Name1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)DiscountNAV
City Natural Resources High Yield Trust51.59-14.01-44.87-18.58142.31Buy
Golden Prospect Precious Metal148.7210.86-58.72-16.3157.95Buy

ETFs

Name6 Months (%)1 Year (%)3 Years (%)5 Years (%)CurrencySector
ETFS Physical Gold GBP18.2537.0922.10-7.50GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS Physical Silver GBP37.0955.399.81-30.05GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged Brent Crude8.39-19.22-68.41-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS GBP Daily Hedged WTI Crude Oil2.57-27.69-71.88-GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold9.3518.000.02-21.41USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Gold GBP Hedged9.6317.66-1.08-23.10GBXCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Palladium USD20.268.23-2.706.43USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Platinum USD9.9512.80-26.94-36.78USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Rhodium-7.94-9.90-34.74-63.17USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
DB Physical Silver29.1832.51-10.72-41.10USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Aluminium USD-10.20-4.3214.3340.85USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cocoa USD-2.586.32-22.16-33.22USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Coffee USD-14.94-24.93-35.0223.79USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Copper USD0.520.5030.3714.54USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Corn USD9.9416.3045.8628.35USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Cotton USD-22.00-20.64-6.45-9.96USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Gold USD-9.86-18.61-11.45-1.16USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Nickel USD-21.56-16.861.4212.64USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Silver USD-25.78-31.02-11.79-5.71USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Soybeans USD-12.15-16.55-8.73-38.06USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Sugar USD-27.23-53.06-12.493.59USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Tin USD-13.48-27.79-2.85-30.06USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Wheat USD18.9428.4353.9345.74USDCommodity & EnergyBuy
ETFS 1x Daily Short Zinc USD-21.97-32.64-26.86-29.60USDCommodity & EnergyBuy

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

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