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Four ETFs To Play Canada’s Natural Resources

As global demand for natural resources remains insatiable, Canada’s vast supply of these natural resources makes it highly appealing to investors.

The democratically governed nation, just north of our border, boasts the world’s second largest oil reserve, trailing none other than Saudi Arabia, has a vast supply of natural gas and generates a decent amount of nuclear energy, enabling the nation to be a net exporter of energy.  Furthermore, Canada is the world’s largest producer of zinc and uranium, as well as a positive producer of gold, nickel, aluminum and lead, all commodities that fast-growing nations in Asia and Latin America are thirsty for.    In fact, according to a recent Barron’s article, Export Development Canada, a government agency that provides credit to Canadian exporters, forecasts 57% growth in Canadian exports to Asian-Pacific countries and lesser-but-strong growth to other emerging markets in 2011. Read More…

Seven ETFs To Play Silver

Over the past few months, precious metals have taken the cake and attracted an influx of assets, pushing the price of silver and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) up.  As for the future of the metal, it appears to remain bright and investors have a slew of choices to gain both direct and indirect exposure.

This recent rally in silver has been driven primarily by macroeconomic forces.  Increases in money supply and a record budget deficit have many concerned about the overall strength of the dollar and a reduction in the purchasing power of the nation.  Read More…

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