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Investing in Commodities: A Beginner's Guide

  • (1:00) - What Ties the Different Commodities Together?
  • (3:50) - How Has Trading Commodities Changed Over Time?
  • (5:10) - Is an ETF A Safe Way to Invest in Gold?
  • (7:45) - GOP Tax Plan, Low Inflation and Fed Rate Hikes: How Has This Affected the Commodity Market?
  • (12:25) - Overview of GraniteShares ETFs
  • (14:30) - Episode Roundup:


On this special edition of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, hosts and editors Maddy Johnson and Ryan McQueeney are joined by Will Rhind, a recognized commodities expert and CEO of GraniteShares.

GraniteShares is a New York City-based ETF company that focuses on disrupting the market through new exposures, better structures, and low-cost investments. Claiming to be a new type of ETF company, the company offers two broad-based commodity ETFs, GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF COMB and GraniteShares S&P GSCI Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF COMG, and a newly-launched gold-focused fund, GraniteShares Gold Trust BAR.

Mr. Rhind joined the hosts to discuss some of the biggest trends in the commodities market, and how investors with little experience in this space can successfully approach the vast worlds of energy, agriculture, and precious metals.

Among other things, Mr. Rhind highlighted the ways in which commodities are traded have changed in the contemporary world, as well as looked at how prices of oil, gold, and corn could be affected by the current interest rate environment.

Furthermore, we touched on the political landscape here in the United States, and how the Trump Administration’s policy proposals, from the GOP’s tax plan blueprint to the so-called Trump rally, could impact the commodities market.

For investors who interested in learning even more about this market, we urge you to check out GraniteShares.

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As always, thanks for checking out this week’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, and make sure to check back next week for even more news from the investment and financial world!

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