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March 26, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Oil ETFs…With A Twist
While most portfolios are dominated by exposure to traditional asset classes such as domestic and international stocks and bonds, the past few years have seen investors gradually expand the universe of investable assets to include commodities and other types of “alternatives.” In part as a result of the surge in the number and availability of exchange-traded products, investors have embraced ETPs as tools for tapping into corners of the market that were previously beyond their reach. One asset that consistently generates interest as an investment destination is oil, which has seem both tremendous rallies and steep declines over the last several years. Due to the direct impact of higher oil prices on the lives of many Americans–rising crude oil prices means higher expenses at the pump–there is some intuitive appeal to maintaining a small allocation to oil in a long-term portfolio [see also Crude Oil Guide: Brent Vs. WTI, What’s [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: February Roundup: Launches, Filings, and Closures Van Eck Debuts Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF RBS Rolls Out Nasdaq-100 Trendpilot ETN (TNDQ) 2011: A Year Of ETF Firsts Examining “Dynamic” ETFs
While most portfolios are dominated by exposure to traditional asset classes such as domestic and international stocks and bonds, the past few years have seen investors gradually expand the universe of investable assets to include commodities and other types of “alternatives.” In part as a result of the surge in the number and availability of exchange-traded products, investors have embraced ETPs as tools for tapping into corners of the market that were previously beyond their reach. One asset that consistently generates interest as an investment destination is oil, which has seem both tremendous rallies and steep declines over the last several years. Due to the direct impact of higher oil prices on the lives of many Americans–rising crude oil prices means higher expenses at the pump–there is some intuitive appeal to maintaining a small allocation to oil in a long-term portfolio [see also Crude Oil Guide: Brent Vs. WTI, What’s [...]

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