Content tagged: pure beta

Investing in Cotton

Posted on 09/09/2011

After reaching its new all-time highs this past March, Cotton recently found a bottom at 96. In this article, we discuss ways to find exposure to cotton via exchange-traded products. We also bring to your attention some of the nuances regarding the futures markets. more »

Sector Weightings in Commodity Indices

Posted on 07/07/2011

Today's article highlights the second quarter updates in the Commodities space. In addition, we look at the breakdown of various commodity index ETF's (ETN's) sector weightings. more »

The Great Beta Debate

Posted on 06/23/2011

On April 21st, 2011 Barclays launched their series of "Pure Beta" iPath Commodity products. While they are designed to provide similar exposure to commodity markets as does their pre-existing commodity inventory, the structure of these ETNs are different, which we discuss in this report. more »