Companies with an abundance of coal and iron ore, like Cliffs Natural Resources, are reporting unheard-of profits.
Any company with a business connection to Egypt is suffering in the markets today.
Exchange-traded funds offer retail investors access to the currently hot commodity sector. However, not all of these funds are created equal.
The most attractive way to play the metal's potential upside story -- with the least downside risk -- could be Freeport McMoRan.
The company has relied on brand recognition, low fees and aggressiveness for its success.
Here's an update on some interesting funds launched in 2010.
Take advantage of the lull, because the metal has yet to peak.
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