Benefits of Investment in Exchange Traded Commodities
Exchange traded commodities (ETC) have a lot in common with exchange traded funds (ETF). A typical ETF is similar to a mutual fund because it tracks an assortment of assets. By following an index, an ETF gives the trader an opportunity to invest in a wide variety of instruments while avoiding great risk through diversification.
The current uncertainty over fiat currencies is creating interest in hard money alternatives such as penny mining stocks as a hedge against inflation. This is a two-fold strategy that allows an investor to pick up some significant inflation insurance at a price that risks very little.