|Bid||23.88 x 800|
|Ask||30.91 x 1400|
|Day's Range||30.80 - 31.01|
|52 Week Range||21.07 - 39.55|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.56|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.65%|
Although commodities might lack the luster and hype of the stock and bond markets, they nonetheless performed impressively throughout most of 2018. Indeed, ETF.com reports that strong performance in energy names led commodities to their highest level since 2014, as of earlier this fall. With a rally going on for more than two years, commodities quietly rose to strong levels of performance.
Thus far in 2018, adding higher oil prices to leveraged exchange-traded products (ETPs) has created a combination of combustible profits for traders. As such, leveraged oil plays have had bullish traders gushing as oil prices continued their ascent on the latest supply data from the U.S. Energy Department.
Benchmark Treasury yields retreated today as government debt issues took a reprieve from their ascent last week, which put downward pressure on U.S. equities. The strength in the greenback combined with rising rates have already pumped the brakes on gold prices rising, but now rising yields have also suppressed any price increases in the precious metal. This spike in U.S. government debt yields has certainly benefitted these five ETPs with their strong year-to-date performances. 1.
According to ETF.com, some of the most-shorted exchange-traded funds (ETFs) focus on spaces as diverse as junk bonds, retailers, natural gas and semiconductors, among other areas. Traders engage in "shorting" when they borrow a security, sell it and then buy it back at a later date and hopefully at a lower price.