Commodities have been in a downtrend since 2011. All commodities are priced in U.S. dollars, and a strong dollar has acted as a headwind.
But when a sector is out of favor, that's often the best time to get in on it. And a commodity ETF is a great option here.
Signs right now point to a possible bottom and reversal in commodities. Here's a look at where commodities prices are headed, plus a commodity ETF to buy to profit from the sector's rebound...
CRB Index Points to Rising Commodities Prices
One of the most widely followed commodities indexes is the Thomson Reuters/Jefferies Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) Index. Let's look at the index's performance in recent years.
As the chart below shows, CRB has fallen roughly 34% in the last four years.
But today, the outlook is much different. As the U.S. dollar has weakened, the CRB has staged a rally.
To get in on that rally, here's a commodity ETF to buy...
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A Unique Commodity ETF to Play the Sector's Rebound
For a low-risk way to play the broad commodities sector, consider the U.S. Commodity Index Fund (NYSE Arca: USCI). This commodity ETF offers an alternative to the Jefferies CRB Global Commodity ETF (NYSE Arca: CRBQ), which tracks the index bearing the same name.
USCI tracks the SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Index, which looks for "opportunities" in commodity prices. Here's what that means...
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