Is there an index fund that tracks the index for precious metals? How about a fund that tracks an index just for gold?(I guess this is not possible) And is there a fund that tracks overall commodities index? Answers specific to the Canadian investors are most welcome :)
Also, there are several ETF's that combine different precious metals together and can be traded. You can find a fairly decent list here on the Stock Encylopedia site.
Barclays offers an iPath ETN (not quite an ETF), DJP, which tracks the total return of the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index.