Although agriculture has become a popular market to follow, investing in it can be a tricky task. Individual crops tend to behave in a volatile manner. Therefore the best approach for long term investors would be to target broad-based products like MOO and
PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
First Trust NASDAQ Global Auto ETF
The First Trust auto ETF could take the spotlight on Friday when auto and truck sales results released.
CARZ provides ETF investors with exposure to a unique and previously-unexplored corner of the markets. However, during the fund's opening weeks of trading it has struggled to gain a following. Currently, its average daily volume stands at a paltry 2,000. CARZ remains vulnerable to illiquidity issues and should ultimately be kept at an arm's length.
A stronger and more reliable way to target the automobile sector would be through the
Fidelity Select Automobile Fund
Written by Don Dion in Williamstown, Mass.