|If you’ve invested in ETFs over the past few years – you’ve
probably lost money.
I know it’s not news to you, but the simple fact is that
most ETFs were never designed to succeed for individual
investors – they were designed to do only one thing: line
the pockets of the Wall Street big shots with the brilliant
idea to sell “easy” investments to Main Street
It’s simple to see why: they make between 0.5% and 1.0%
regardless of what the ETF does. Just another Wall
Street con job.
Good investments are rarely easy, and although ETFs seem
like a no-brainer, that’s because most of them were
specifically designed to appear that way.
Take the United States Natural Gas ETF (NYSE: UNG). Natural
gas prices rose 23% from May of 2009 to May of 2010 – but
this ETF lost 50% during that same period.
It’s a disgrace…
But the same firm also launched the United States Oil ETF
(NYSE: USO). It too has failed to measure up to its
Over the past 18 months, oil prices
jumped 80% – but USO has gone nowhere. A total
It’s disgusting to think that people would sell an
investment to the public with no hope of seeing it succeed
– but unfortunately, it happens again and again.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule. But not
Which ones are designed to succeed? It wasn’t easy, but in
the report below, I reveal the details on my three favorite
ETFs in the market, and how you can buy them today.
How to Find ETFs that Make
Most ETFs were designed to fail. According to a study by
equity-market research firm TrimTabs, you could have made
7-times your money betting against the ETF market over the
past 10 years. And yet most investors bet alongside them
and piled up the losses.
That’s a sad fact – and you better believe it’s well-known
on Wall Street.
The author of the study, Vincent Deluard actually says,
“Just do the opposite of what ETF investors do and
you’ll do okay.”
That’s a terrible track record for ETFs, and it truly shows
the problem with launching funds based on popular
It’s not surprising, unfortunately. Most ETFs are launched
by the same “heads I win, tails you lose” Wall Street banks
that received billions of dollars in bailout funds. They’re
peddled by the same firms that take 1-2% no matter how
badly they perform.
So if you’re going to be an ETF investor, it’s more
important than ever to buy the best possible investments
that aren’t overly complicated, and actually have a track
record of successfully living up to their stated
Most ETF investors try to time the market with popular
investments that don’t just lag the market, but get
destroyed by the market, and pay a half a percent in fees
for the privilege of losing money.
So you shouldn’t try to second guess the market – just buy
Today, good ETFs are few and far between.
The trick has been to find ETFs that have two things going
1) The fundamental underlying trend is strong.
2) The specific fund is designed to take full advantage of
In this investment environment, you have to stick with
That’s why the first, most basic ETF I’m recommending today
is based in silver.
The Silver ETF 37% More
Profitable than NYSE: SLV
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|Silver’s off 22%
from its historical correlation with gold–now’s a
great time to get in on my favorite silver ETF with
massive upside potential.
want to hedge your portfolio from inflation with silver,
most people will tell you to buy the iShares silver trust
ETF (NYSE: SLV).
This ETF gets more press than any other silver ETF in the
market – and there’s little wonder why. With nearly $5
billion in assets, it dwarfs every other silver ETF.
But when it comes to performance, this ETF doesn’t measure
So far this year, silver prices are up about 12% – but SLV
has barely made 6% gains. But the fund managers don’t care,
they get half a percentage of the fund no matter what. At
the current valuation, that means iShares pockets $2.5
million every year.
But there’s another, little known silver
ETF that’s tracking much closer to actual gains made in
silver. So far this year, it’s performed 37% better than
SLV, and there’s very little coverage in the mainstream
When it comes to keeping pace with silver, this ETF is
the best one in the market.
And right now with silver prices severely lagging gains
made in gold, you know they’re due for a huge correction to
That’s because gold typically sells for 55 times the price
of silver, but right now, the ratio is over 65. That means
that silver has a built-in upside of at least 22%…
If you believe as I do that silver prices are due for even
bigger gains in the future, it’s the only ETF you should
Of course, I’m not just bullish on silver – I still think
that gold has plenty of room to run. And right now I’m also
excited about a gold ETF that’s already dominated the
market this year.
The “c12”>Gold ETF Better than GLD and
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you just want to track gold prices, but my favorite
gold ETF outpaces the price of gold.
Unlike the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE: GLD) – the world’s most
popular gold ETF, my favorite gold ETF doesn’t buy gold and
store it in a vault. Instead, it buys a basket of the most
promising small and mid cap gold stocks – the ones with the
potential to return 10 to 100 times your money over
GLD will never outpace gold – by design.
And unlike my favorite gold ETF, GLD is completely unaudited.
We have no way of knowing how much gold GLD has allocated in
its vaults. We just have to take their word for it.
If you buy my favorite gold ETF today, you know exactly how
many shares of each gold company you’re getting. It’s in
their prospectus, which is fully audited by the SEC.
I also believe that this ETF will continue to outpace gold –
possibly by two or three-fold in the next year – that’s
because this ETF is comprised of the kinds of small gold
stocks that typically outpace gains made in gold.
Like Royal Gold (NYSE: RGLD) – a company that’s tallied over
1,100% gains in the past 10 years while gold has only made
300% in the same period:
“c7″>I’d never suggest putting all of your
money in a company like Royal Gold – it’s too risky. But
buying my favorite gold ETF gives you exposure to companies
like Royal Gold – but also to companies like Allied Nevada
(NYSE: ANV) – a firm that’s returned a more down-to-earth
175% over the past three years, while gold has returned
The point of owning this ETF is to capture the lion’s share
of extraordinary gains in the small to mid-cap gold mining
sector. Putting all of your money into any one of these
companies would be risky – but buying this ETF gives you a
hedge. Not all of these companies will double or triple.
Some will be ten-baggers – others will go nowhere.
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But buying this ETF today gives you a chance to double or
triple your money by taking advantage of the average gains
across the sector. That’s smart – and it’s using the ETF
investment vehicle in a way that maximizes your benefit
while minimizing your costs.
Buying all of the stocks in this ETF would cost you a
fortune in transaction fees, so paying the modest
expense fee for this ETF makes good sense.
All of this information on how to buy my favorite silver
and gold ETFs can be found in my free report called
“The Only 3 Commodity ETFs You Need for
I’ll tell you how you can access this report, but there’s
one more ETF that you should know about first.
The Only “Green” ETF You Should
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“green” investment is agriculture. With global
populations expected to double this century, those
controlling food production will have the power, and
the profits. This green ETF is keyed into major
If you think that most green energy stocks are bogus, then I
have to say that I agree with you.
That’s why I’ve been researching ETFs in the original “green”
Because right now investors have no idea if wind farms or
bio-fuels will ever be sustainable or competitive with
current “non-green” technologies – but we do know that the
world’s growing population will always need food.
Agriculture is a very unloved sector right now, but my
favorite agriculture ETF has been making some serious gains
In the past year, this unknown and uncared for ETF made 50%
gains. That’s no accident. This ETF tracks some of the
largest and most profitable farming stocks on the planet,
including grain giants like Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:
ADM) and Monsanto (NYSE: MON) – but
- “c7”> “c7”>Two of the largest fertilizer companies: Potash Inc.
(NYSE: POT) and Mosaic Co (NYSE:
- “c7”> “c7”>America’s best farming equipment
company: Deere (NYSE:
- “c7”> “c7”>A $24 billion
European herbicide company: (NYSE:
Buying this ETF today is a no-brainer play on the certainty
that people will continue eating corn, beef, pork, wheat,
soybeans, and chickens.
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And sure, you could simply go through the list and buy
every billion dollar agriculture stock, but that would cost
you a bundle in transaction costs.
If you’re interested in finding out the name of this
agriculture ETF, along with my favorite gold and silver
ETFs, I’d like to give you my full report called
“The Only 3 Commodity ETFs You Need for
Profits“, complete with my entry and exit
recommendations – and I’d like to give it to you for
This report is part of a much larger body of work – one
that I think you’ll find extremely valuable if you’ve been
looking for a way to profit during these uncertain
You Can’t Trust Wall Street
“c7”> “c7”>We’re actually in
the middle of a huge commodity bull market. That’s what
makes it extra frustrating to watch Wall Street firms
continually prey on otherwise savvy investors with new
tar-pit ETFs month after month.
As I said, it’s not enough to be right on the trend. ETF
managers would like you to believe that you can just buy
one of their ETFs in the appropriate sector and not worry
But that’s not the reality.
The reality is that you can profit with the right commodity
ETFs – the ones in my special report.
And the good news is: this commodity bull run has at
least four years left, and probably more. Take a look
at the history of commodity bull markets in the chart
below, and you’ll see what I mean:
“c7”> “c7”> “c7”>We’ve been in a commodity bull market since about
2000. If this bull run lasts as long as average, then we
have four years left! The shortest commodity bull market
ever lasted 14 years.
Now is a great time to be a commodity
We’re going to see the prices of many commodities double,
triple and then double again.
Look what happened to commodity prices in general during
the other bull runs:
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Uranium went to $22 a pound in
January 1970 to $75 in 1975, a 240%
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>The price of Aluminum rose from $28
in early 1970 to $78 by the end of the
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Tin went from $1.90 to $8.40 in the
70s, a jump of
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Zinc was going for 18 cents per
pound in January 1970 and hit 44 cents by
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>The price of coal in 1970 was 33
cents / MM BTU, but rose to $1.27 by the end of
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Platinum went from $176 in 1970 to
$820 in late
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Wheat was at $8 in early 1970 but
hit $27.25 in 1974, a 240% increase that affected most
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Silver was $1.76 in 1970 and $20.98
ten years later, that’s a jump of
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Gold was priced at $35.96 at the
start of 1970 and ended the decade at $614, up
“c7”> “c7”> “c7”>It’s already begun to happen again.
Your key to big profits this time around is knowing which
companies stand to gain the most.
With “deflation” on everyone’s lips you might be thinking
that this bull market in commodities is petering out – but
no bull market moves straight upwards.
Look…when the price of sulphur, (a critical component of
fertilizer) goes from $50 to $650 a ton in 13 months
(that’s an inflationary gain of 1,200%) you know something
The good news is- “c7”>it’s not too late to jump on the
commodities band wagon and not only protect the buying
power of your nest egg, but grow it as well.
One of the easiest ways to start investing in commodities
is buy the three ETFs I mentioned in this letter – and you
can do so in the next five minutes by following the
How to Get Your
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easiest way to take advantage of rising commodity prices is
to buy the ETFs in my free report “The Only 3
Commodity ETFs You Need for Profits.”
You should understand, we’ve researched this report for
months, painstakingly selecting the only three commodity
ETFs that we think will be profitable in the coming
We rejected many, many more – and discovered that most ETFs
are designed to do little else but enrich the brokers
offering them and impoverish individual investors.
If you’ve invested in many ETFs in the past, you’ve
probably lost money.
It’s clear that many ETFs are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
That’s why I’ve put together a special research report
about my three favorite ETFs.
I want to publicize information about the only ETFs I think
you should buy today – so I’m giving this report to you for
It’s all part of a much larger project we’ve been working
on called Global Commodity
Investing. If you’re looking for a way to
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The good news is that we’re currently accepting a limited
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But before you can make up your mind, I’m sure you’d like
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Our mission, quite simply, is twice a month to alert you
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- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Energy–both fossil and
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Key metals–both precious and
- “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>Agriculture–including processors, producers, and
“c7”> “c7”> “c7”> “c7”>As
a subscriber to Global Commodity
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This is not about day trading and it’s certainly not about
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But often, a new position will show a good profit in as
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