iShares Broad Commodity ETF

CBR-T

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PAST TOP PICK
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February 25, 2014

(Top Pick Feb 14/13, Down 7.17%) Inflation hedges have not performed as well.

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(Top Pick Feb 14/13, Down 7.17%) Inflation hedges have not performed as well.

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He is trimming.

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DON'T BUY
March 11, 2013

All of these ETFs that have commodity futures in them have some issues. They try to mitigate them by not holding the front month and back month contracts. But they still have some contango. You can get up to a 6% drag from the rollover of futures contracts so unless you have robust growth in commodities, that drag will hurt performance. For the next 2-3 years he thinks we will not have such robust growth in commodities.

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All of these ETFs that have commodity futures in them have some issues. They try to mitigate them by not holding the front month and back month contracts. But they still have some contango. You can get up to a 6% drag from the rollover of futures contracts so unless you have robust growth in commodities, that drag will hurt performance. For the next 2-3 years he thinks we will not have such robust growth in commodities.

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February 14, 2013

Commodities have really underperformed and this is exactly why he is talking about this. Believes in this as being a long-term Hold. In the long-term he thinks commodities are going to do very well.

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Commodities have really underperformed and this is exactly why he is talking about this. Believes in this as being a long-term Hold. In the long-term he thinks commodities are going to do very well.

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November 9, 2012

Make fracking sand. Rough year. Chinese imported synthetic fracking sand but now realize it is a lower quality and are moving back. 16x earnings. Nat Gas will be favourable now that Obama won election.

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Make fracking sand. Rough year. Chinese imported synthetic fracking sand but now realize it is a lower quality and are moving back. 16x earnings. Nat Gas will be favourable now that Obama won election.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 5, 2012
(A Top Pick June 3/11. Down 11.78%.) This one holds the biggest basket of commodities and has held up the best.
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(A Top Pick June 3/11. Down 11.78%.) This one holds the biggest basket of commodities and has held up the best.
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COMMENT
February 3, 2012
Broad Commodity ETF. He includes this in some of his more aggressive portfolios. Likes the product and the fact that it is global and commodity-based. Tends to be bullish on commodities right now.
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Broad Commodity ETF. He includes this in some of his more aggressive portfolios. Likes the product and the fact that it is global and commodity-based. Tends to be bullish on commodities right now.
PAST TOP PICK
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December 20, 2011
(Top Pick Dec 29/10, Down 0.75 %) Still the only fantastic commodity product in the Canadian Market place. This is a broad commodity ETF. About 24 commodities.
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(Top Pick Dec 29/10, Down 0.75 %) Still the only fantastic commodity product in the Canadian Market place. This is a broad commodity ETF. About 24 commodities.
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November 9, 2011
(A Top Pick Nov 23/10. Up 12.32%.) Broad commodities ETF. This is the best way to play commodities in Canada. Costs a bit more than others but more diversified than any of the others and therefore safer.
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(A Top Pick Nov 23/10. Up 12.32%.) Broad commodities ETF. This is the best way to play commodities in Canada. Costs a bit more than others but more diversified than any of the others and therefore safer.
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July 7, 2011
Broad Commodity ETF. There are very few things where you can get real, true, broad commodity exposure to sugar, wheat, soybeans, etc. Really great way if you believe in the long-term growth thesis. This would be a long-term hold. Think of it as a core holding with 5%-10% of your portfolio.
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Broad Commodity ETF. There are very few things where you can get real, true, broad commodity exposure to sugar, wheat, soybeans, etc. Really great way if you believe in the long-term growth thesis. This would be a long-term hold. Think of it as a core holding with 5%-10% of your portfolio.
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TOP PICK
June 3, 2011
Broad Commodity ETF. You get energy, materials and agriculture commodities, so you get the broadest possible commodity based ETF. A good way to capitalize on global demand.
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Broad Commodity ETF. You get energy, materials and agriculture commodities, so you get the broadest possible commodity based ETF. A good way to capitalize on global demand.
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PAST TOP PICK
June 1, 2011
(A Top Pick Dec 2/10. Up 11.05%.) Broad commodity ETF. Likes it because it is hedged against US$ and also likes its composition of 1/3 precious metals, 1/3 food commodities and 1/3 energy.
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(A Top Pick Dec 2/10. Up 11.05%.) Broad commodity ETF. Likes it because it is hedged against US$ and also likes its composition of 1/3 precious metals, 1/3 food commodities and 1/3 energy.
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April 28, 2011
Broad Commodity ETF. More expensive than other ETFs but is also the only one in Canada that gives you exposure to a wide swath of sugar, coffee, cotton, pork bellies, etc.
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Broad Commodity ETF. More expensive than other ETFs but is also the only one in Canada that gives you exposure to a wide swath of sugar, coffee, cotton, pork bellies, etc.
BUY
BUY
February 10, 2011
Broad Commodity ETF. Likes this one. Allows a broad diversification such as sugar, wheat, metals, coffee, etc. Doesn’t like that it costs about 80 basis points, which is high for an MER. Would prefer 55 or 60.
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Broad Commodity ETF. Likes this one. Allows a broad diversification such as sugar, wheat, metals, coffee, etc. Doesn’t like that it costs about 80 basis points, which is high for an MER. Would prefer 55 or 60.
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BUY
January 11, 2011
Came out in October /10. It’s going to be volatile. On the near term it is due for some consolidation. Holds actual commodities. Not averse to the extra risk. It’s another kettle of fish on the risk tolerance side. Keep investments like this in context and be disciplined on your time horizons.
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Came out in October /10. It’s going to be volatile. On the near term it is due for some consolidation. Holds actual commodities. Not averse to the extra risk. It’s another kettle of fish on the risk tolerance side. Keep investments like this in context and be disciplined on your time horizons.
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