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Best ETFs: Commodity and Currency Funds

Posted on 05 June 2014

If you want to trade in and out of gold, the highly liquid SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) is the right choice. It sees $700 million of volume a day. If you want to hold for a while, the expense ratio matters more than trading volume, and iShares Gold Trust (IAU) is a better deal. The iShares product, though, changes hands at the rate of only $25 million a day.
Our ten-year holding cost reflects both expenses and the bid/ask spread. (Securities lending, important in portfolios of small-company and foreign stocks, doesn’t play a role in commodity funds.) Only one currency portfolio qualifies for the cheap-ETF rankings (maximum expense ratio, 0.4%)………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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