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Why are the only ETFs on ASX oil and metals?

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What are my options if I want to get broad exposure to commodities like energy, livestock, and grains?
The only commodity ETPs on the ASX are metals and oil.

And on a related note, what are the best options for broad exposure to the price of Australian farmland?
 
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Thanks for the RFF suggestion - A good agg REIT is exactly what I was after.

On the subject of energy-
I'm speculating that the world will turn to nuclear as it becomes obvious that wind and solar can't meet growing demand, so I'd like to take a small position in uranium. Any suggestions? I'd consider individual equity for larger companies, but prefer ETFs.
 
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off at a tangent, but ... when I wanted to trade commodities, a lot of them, there wasn't a diversified enough selection available in Australia. So, I opened a CFD account.

The UK based CFD company was good to deal with, and I could trade the commodity cash market or the commodity futures market with their CFDs. The only reason I closed the account is that I have moved using futures for commodity trading. Should have stuck to CFDs!!

Be careful if you go down the CFD track. Many people go overboard with the leverage that CFDs provide, and go bust in a short time. Treat them as if you were buying that cash amount of the commodity, and there shouldn't be a problem with leverage.

KH
 

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This might be a bit late for an answer to this thread but BetaShares offer a wonderful array of thematic ETFs. I have held a few of their products. No trouble getting in and out.

 
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What are my options if I want to get broad exposure to commodities like energy, livestock, and grains?
The only commodity ETPs on the ASX are metals and oil.

And on a related note, what are the best options for broad exposure to the price of Australian farmland?
for farmland exposure i hold RFF and for water-rights exposure i hold D2O

they are not very exciting , but neither is farming at it's best ( a lot of excitement in farming translates to 'natural disasters ' or shipping disputes )

for metals and oil i would rather buy individual stocks not every miner or oil play is consistently well-run

DYOR

there are other options but the ones i have looked like fair value at the time

if you are really brave what about fertilizer companies ( most are currently having issues so MIGHT be good value )
 
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