April 24, 2024

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Commodity Investing and the Significance of Index Methodology

Commodities are the elements to each day everyday living and continue to be in the headlines, pushed by ongoing geo-political conflict and inflationary tension. What is extra, commodities are at the coronary heart of lots of asset allocation conversations thanks to their minimal correlation to other asset lessons.   

Make sure you join Bob Minter from abrdn and Jim Wiederhold from Bloomberg for a CE webinar, as they talk about the value of index methodology when it will come to commodity investing. They will also talk about present marketplace situations, their impression on the commodity asset class, and where by wide commodities may perhaps in good shape within just a diversified portfolio.     

Important learning themes:

●    The worth of index methodology when it comes to commodity investing.

●    How present events are impacting the broad commodity asset class.

●    Where broad commodities may in good shape inside a diversified financial commitment portfolio.

CFP, CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC®, RMA®, and AEP® CE Credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Sponsored by




Robert Minter, CFA, CMT, CAIA
Director of ETF Expense Approach


Jim Wiederhold
Solution Manager, Commodity Indices


Dan Magnusson – Moderator
Sr. Director of Trade Traded Money


An investor really should consider the expenditure goals, pitfalls, charges and charges of the Cash meticulously ahead of investing. To obtain a prospectus that contains this and other significant details, connect with 844-ETFs-Obtain (844-383-7289) or visit www.abrdn.com/usa/etf. Read the prospectus cautiously prior to investing.

Fund Hazard: There are hazards associated with investing together with feasible loss of principal. Commodities frequently are unstable and are not ideal for all traders. There can be no assurance that the Fund’s financial investment objective will be achieved at any time.  The commodities marketplaces and the costs of several commodities could fluctuate broadly primarily based on a range of components. Since functionality is joined to the overall performance of remarkably unstable commodities, traders need to take into account acquiring shares of the Fund only as element of an over-all diversified portfolio and should be prepared to believe the hazards of possibly sizeable fluctuations in the value of the Fund. 

The Fund employs a “passive management” – or indexing – expenditure approach designed to observe the effectiveness of the Index. The Fund will normally search for to hold related passions to all those integrated in the Index and will request publicity to lots of of the commodities integrated in the Index under the identical futures rolling plan as the Index. The Fund will also hold small-time period mounted-money securities, which may be employed as collateral for the Fund’s commodities futures holdings or to produce fascination revenue and cash appreciation on the hard cash balances arising from its use of futures contracts (therefore giving a “total return” financial commitment in the fundamental commodities).

Through keeping of futures, selections and possibilities on futures contracts, the Fund may well be exposed to (i) losses from margin deposits in the case of personal bankruptcy of the relevant broker, and (ii) a risk that the applicable place simply cannot be shut out when required at its elementary price. In pursuing its expenditure technique, specifically when rolling futures contracts, the Fund may interact in repeated trading of its portfolio of securities, resulting in a large portfolio turnover charge.

As a “non-diversified” fund, the Fund might hold a smaller range of portfolio securities than several other funds. To the extent the Fund invests in a fairly modest quantity of issuers, a drop in the industry value of a specific security held by the Fund may perhaps have an impact on its worth a lot more than if it invested in a greater selection of issuers. The worth of shares may perhaps be far more risky than the values of shares of a lot more diversified resources.

All through cases the place the value of any futures contracts for shipping and delivery on dates more in the upcoming is increased than all those for supply closer in time, the value of the Fund keeping these kinds of contracts will lessen around time until the spot price of that deal increases by the exact same level as the level of the variation in the value of the futures contract. The fee of variation could be really major and final for an indeterminate period of time, lessening the value of the Fund.

Alterations in the laws of the United States and/or the Cayman Islands, under which the Fund and the Subsidiary are structured, respectively, could consequence in the inability of the Subsidiary to operate as intended and could negatively have an impact on the Fund and its shareholders.

To the extent the Fund is exposed instantly or indirectly to leverage (by way of investments in commodities futures contracts) the worth of that Fund may be more volatile than if no leverage were being current.

In buy to qualify for the favorable U.S. federal profits tax treatment method accorded to a controlled investment decision company (“RIC”), the Fund must derive at the very least 90% of its gross revenue in every single taxable yr from selected categories of revenue (“qualifying income”) and need to fulfill selected asset diversification specifications.  Certain of the Fund’s investments will not produce earnings that is qualifying cash flow.  The Fund intends to hold these types of commodity-related investments indirectly, by means of the Subsidiary. The Fund thinks that cash flow from the Subsidiary will be qualifying money simply because it expects that the Subsidiary will make once-a-year distributions of its earnings and income.  However, there can be no certainty in this regard, as the Fund has not sought or gained an opinion of counsel confirming that the Subsidiary’s functions and ensuing distributions would deliver qualifying money for the Fund.  If the Fund were to fall short to meet the qualifying profits take a look at or asset diversification necessities and fall short to qualify as a RIC, it would be taxed in the very same method as an normal company, and distributions to its shareholders would not be deductible by the Fund in computing its taxable earnings.

Investors buy and sell shares on a secondary sector (i.e., not specifically from Trusts). Only current market makers or “authorized participants” may well trade specifically with the Trusts, usually in blocks of 25k to 100k shares.  

Bloomberg®, Bloomberg Commodity Index Complete ReturnSM, Bloomberg Commodity Index 3 Month Ahead Overall ReturnSM and Bloomberg Industrial Metals Subindex Total ReturnSM are assistance marks of Bloomberg Finance L.P. and its affiliates, including Bloomberg Index Expert services Minimal (“BISL”), the administrator of the indices (collectively, “Bloomberg”) and have been licensed for use for specific applications by abrdn ETFs Advisors LLC.  Bloomberg is not affiliated with abrdn ETFs Advisors LLC, and Bloomberg does not approve, endorse, review, or endorse abrdn Bloomberg All Commodity Method K-1 Free ETF, abrdn Bloomberg All Commodity Lengthier Dated Strategy K-1 Free of charge ETF and abrdn Bloomberg Industrial Metals K-1 Free of charge ETF.  Bloomberg does not promise the timeliness, accurateness, or completeness of any info or details relating to Bloomberg Commodity Index Total ReturnSM, Bloomberg Commodity Index 3 Thirty day period Ahead Whole ReturnSM and Bloomberg Industrial Metals Subindex Overall ReturnSM.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the abrdn ETFs.  ALPS is not affiliated with abrdn.

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