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A deep dive into an equal-weighted commodity ETF

Posted on 17 October 2012

The Greenhaven Continuous Commodity Index is a broad-based commodity exchange traded fund. The fund is unique because it equally allocates the same amount of exposure to 17 different commodities.
“Most broad commodities funds weight their portfolios by economic significance, a proxy for market cap, which results in an energy allocation that can go as high as 70%. When investors buy these energy-heavy funds, the returns of agriculture and metal commodities are diluted with a small relative weighting. Not so with GCC, which is more than 80% nonenergy commodities like corn, sugar, and platinum,” Abby Woodham wrote for Morningstar………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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