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Diamond ETFs seen riskier than other commodities

Posted on 17 October 2012

Plans are afoot to create exchange-traded funds specializing in diamonds, but advisers are warning that such investments are fraught with challenges and risks. Diamonds are more difficult to package and price in fund portfolios than other types of commodities such as gold and silver, portfolio managers point out.
“Unlike gold, diamonds trade in a very fractured private marketplace that is highly opaque and ripe with opportunities for pricing markups,” says Greg Peterson, investment research director at Ballentine Partners in Waltham, Mass., which manages $4 billion in assets………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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