Friday, August 21, 2009

Possible New US Rules Are Wildcard for Commodity ETFs

Investors who want to buy a commodity exchange-traded fund need to perform a new type of calculus....Guessing which ones will be affected by possible new limits on speculators. Worries about regulators possibly curbing ETFs that hold commodity futures have been around since crude oil prices spiked last summer. But in the past few weeks, the threat has become much more real, hindering operations of funds that target commodities ranging from natural gas to wheat. Investors now face a guessing game about whether anticipated restrictions will affect still more funds.....Complete Story

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