Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Commidity ETF or a Currency ETF For Inflation Hedge (Or Not)

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies, Move

You think the dollar rally has had it’s day? What do you like, The Yuan? The Rupee?The Canadian Dollar? There’s an ETF for everyone of them. Commodities too.

Gold Fund or Commidity ETF? Woulda Coulda Shoulda

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies, Move

Thinking about jumping into a gold fund or a commodity etf? Here’s some 20/20 hindsight to help you frame your thoughts.

Rising Oil Prices, Here’s Why

April 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies, Move

Oil consumption is barely rising. There’s plenty of inventory. So why is the price of oil sky rocketing? Oil prices have more than doubled during the last 15 months. So what gives?

TIPS Bonds Inflation Hedge? Maybe Not, Especially if Interest Rates Rise

April 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

What the Treasury Department doesn’t tell you is that if interest rates rise (Do you think they’re going much lower?) All bonds, including TIPS will take a hit.

Read This Before You Bet The House on Commodities

March 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

Ebullio Capital Management reported that its commodity fund was down 86.25% during the month of February. That’s not a typo. If you had invested the fund’s minimum requirement $100,000 on Feb. 1, 2010; by February 28, your account would be less than $14,000. Lars Steffenson, the manager of the fund, claims that the funds investments […]

Inflation, Something Else We Can Import from China

March 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Smart Money Says

Inflation is heating up faster now in China, and is headed our way. In his blog post today, Jim Jubak gives five reason why this is happening.

Bloomberg: Soybeans a Hedge Against Inflation, But Not Corn ???

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation or Deflation

Bloomberg reported today:

Soybeans rose to a three-week high as the dollar fell, reviving the appeal of commodities as a hedge against inflation. Corn declined.

So how come corn’s not a hedge against inflation?
We sent them an email today, to find out. If they answer us, we’ll let you know.

Managed Futures Funds Add Element of Leverage

March 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

managed futures funds can profit from over 150 different financial and commodity markets in both rising and falling markets.

Oppenheimer Offers Broad Based Commodity Play

March 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Inflation Hedge Strategies

A hedge against inflation“, is how Oppenheimer describes its Commodity Strategy Total Return Fund.