Base Metals ETFs: Top Exchange Traded Funds for Investing in Base Metals

Base metals (e.g., copper, aluminum, etc.) are incredibly important to the economy. In fact, they are highly cyclical because when the economy is doing great, base metals are in high demand; but, when the economy sucks, they can lose value quickly.

We present you with the top exchange traded funds in the base metals industry for your investing watchlist:

Your Cheat Sheet to Base Metals Exchange Traded Funds and Notes

Powershares DB Base Metals Fund (NYSE:DBB) is the top exchange traded fund for base metals with an average trading volume of 292,410 shares per day. Check out DBB interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Tin Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:JJT) is reasonably liquid as depicted by its average trading volume of 114,396 shares per day. Check out JJT interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Copper Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:JJC) is among the most liquid base metals ETFs with average volume of 228,130 shares per day. Check out JJC interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Industrial Metals Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:JJM) is not as liquid as the other ETFs with average volume figures of 19,432 shares per day. Check out JJM interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

ELEMENTS Rogers Intl Commodity Index – Metals Total Return ETN (NYSE:RJZ) is another less liquid ETN, with average trading volume of 82,356 shares per day. Check out RJZ interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Nickel Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:JJN) maintains an average trading volume of 16,053 shares per day. Check out JJN interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

iPath Dow Jones-UBS Aluminum Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSE:JJU) is not very liquid, so be careful. The ETF maintains an average trading volume of 5,071 shares per day. Check out JJU interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

UBS E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Industrial Metals TR ETN (NYSE:UBM) is the least liquid of all the investment vehicles mentioned, with average volume of 1,231 shares per day. Check out UBM interactive chart, fundamentals, Twitter stream and more >>

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