Lists of¬†inflation-fighting ETFs aren’t new.¬†In fact, many ETF articles with an inflation-fighting focus¬†have appeared at ETF Expert, including:
1. March, 2009. Best ETFs For The Reflation Trade
2.¬†December, 2009. 7 Inflation-Fighting ETFs Score Big in 2009
3. January, 2010. An ETF Portfolio For Beating Inflation¬†And the S&P 500
That said, BusinessInsider.com recently “republished” an earlier article produced by the writers at ETF Database. It’s reasonably comprehensive in nature,¬†with 25 ETFs¬†that may¬†act as a hedge against rising prices.
Some of the exchange-traded funds offered in this “Gang of 25″ have¬†shortcomings. For instance, some trade so infrequently,¬†the low volume works against¬†buying or selling at a reasonable price. Other ETFs haven’t been designed¬†particularly well. Still others may be offered by relative unknowns in the ETF industry, with products that haven’t been around for more than a few months.
That said,¬†many of the¬†ETFs¬†on this list are low-cost, tax-efficient, bonafide¬†inflation-fighters. Moreover,¬†they’ve got the pedigree and the liquidity that you require.¬†
25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices ‚Äď Business Insider
Creating The Perfect Portfolio: Small Cap Stocks ‚Äď Larry Meyers, Seeking Alpha
Rare Opportunities In The Metals For The 21st Century ‚Äď Kevin Kerr, Money And Markets¬†¬†
Treasury Bond ETFs Gyrate On Debt Deal Speculation ‚Äď John Spence, ETF Trends
Investors Flock To Safe Haven ETFs ‚Äď Don Dion, The Street
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