NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Managed futures offer investors exposure to commodities, but with a strategy designed to make money in up or down markets. Instead of only going long a commodity, these funds can take short positions as well, based on the rules guiding the underlying index. Over the long-term, this strategy can pay off.An ETN that tracks a long/short commodity index: ELEMENTS S&P CTI ETN (LSC), or ELEMENTS Linked to the S&P Commodity Trends Indicator - Total Return. With an average of 80,000 shares trading per day, volume is adequate, but investors must weigh the credit risk of the issuer, HSBC USA. LSC has an expense ratio of 0.75%.
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