WisdomTree Puts Out Commodity Offering

WisdomTree, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) sponsor and asset manager, has launched the WisdomTree Dreyfus Commodity Currency Fund (CCX) on the NYSE Arca.

A news release said the new offering is designed to provide broad-based exposure to money market rates and currency movements of selected commodity-producing countries and has an expense ratio of 0.55%.

“In addition to presenting a distinct alternative to traditional currencies like the euro, yen and pound, exposure to commodity currencies has historically served to diversify a traditional portfolio,” said Bruce Lavine, WisdomTree President & COO, in the news release.

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Although the fund invests in very short-term, investment grade instruments, the fund is not a money market fund. It doesn’t strive to maintain a constant share price, the company said

Constituent currencies at launch:

Developed Market     Emerging Market  

Australian dollar      Brazilian real
Canadian dollar      Chilean peso
Norwegian krone      Russian ruble
New Zealand dollar    South African rand