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Different Types of Precious Metal ETFs

Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Palladium and Nickel ETFs


There’s no doubt that gold ETFs are the most popular of all the precious metal ETFs, but that doesn’t mean the others should be ignored. In fact, funds that track the price of silver and copper are becoming more popular than ever. So if you are looking for a precious metal ETF, this article is for you…

Precious Metal ETFs

While there are many ETFs tracking the price of gold and other precious metals like platinum and palladium, there are also broad precious metal funds that track these commodities as a collective. So if you are looking for a fund that tracks the price of the major precious metals, here are a few you need to research…

  • BLNG - iPath Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN
  • DBP – PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund ETF
  • GLTR – ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares
  • JJP - iPath DJ-UBS Precious Metals Total Return Sub-Index ETN
  • PSAU – PowerShares Global Gold & Precious Metals ETF
  • RGRP - RBS Rogers Enhanced Precious Metals ETN
  • WITE - ETFS Physical WM Basket Shares ETF
  • XME - SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF
  • Gold ETFs

    ETFs make it easy to invest in gold as either an open position in your portfolio or as a hedge against the dollar, the market, or other investments. And if you want to know which gold fund is best for you, then look no further than my….

  • List of Gold ETFs
  • Silver ETFs

    Gold and silver have always gone hand-in-hand, and lately that his been true in the world of ETFs as well. Silver funds have been on the rise in popularity and should be considered for your trading strategy, too. So, if you want to see the silver lining of ETFs…

  • List of Silver ETFs
  • Copper ETFs

    Copper is another hot commodity as of late. There are stories of people stripping old buildings for copper and in some cases going above the law to attain the precious metal. However an easier (and legal) way to gain exposure to the price of copper might be to consider some of these copper ETFs…

  • COPX - Global X Copper Miners ETF
  • CUPM - iPath Pure Beta Copper ETN
  • CU - First Trust ISE Global Copper Index Fund
  • JJC - iPath DJ-UBS Copper Total Return Sub-Index ETN
  • CPER - United States Copper Index Fund
  • Platinum ETFs

    While some of the most popular precious metals have their own ETFs, platinum has its fair share as well, two of which are ETNs and one of which is an inverse fund

  • PPLT - the ETFS Platinum Physical Shares ETF
  • PLTM - First Trust ISE Global Platinum Index Fund
  • PTM - E-TRACS UBS Long Platinum ETN
  • PTD - E-TRACS UBS Short Platinum ETN
  • PGM - iPath DJ-UBS Platinum TR Sub-Index ETN
  • LPLT - 2x Long Platinum ETN
  • IPLT - 2x Inverse Platinum ETN
  • Palladium ETFs

    Definitely not a popular precious metal, but palladium does garner enough interest to have some devoted ETFs and ETNs as well as be part of other broad precious metal funds…

  • PALL - the ETFS Palladium Physical Shares ETF
  • Nickel ETFs

    The last precious metal on our list is nickel. And like palladium it only has one dedicated fund, but hopefully for both metals that changes in the future…

  • JJN – iPath DJ-AIG Nickel Total Return Sub-Index ETN
  • NINI - iPath Pure Beta Nickel ETN
  • So if you like investing in commodities such as gold, you may want to consider the other precious metals for your investment strategy as well.

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