With 9 ETFs and over $737.19M in combined AUM, the Commodities: Agriculture segment provides exposure to the Global space with a focus on Broad Market securities.
Year-to-date, the best-performing ETF in the segment is the United States Agriculture Index Fund (USAG), with a total return of -6.40%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) with $617.60MB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the (). This fund has been chosen as the best ETF for the average investor in this market segment, thus carrying the analyst pick badge. has an expense ratio of -- and tracks the .
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Commodities: Agriculture segment is 70 out of 100, with the DB Agriculture Long ETN(AGF) obtaining the highest rating of 79 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.73% per year, with the Teucrium Agricultural Fund (TAGS) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.48% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the iPath Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN (JJA), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -1.58%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Commodities: Agriculture segment is 54 out of 100, with the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund(DBA) obtaining the highest rating of 99 out of 100.
The PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) is the undisputed segment leader when it comes to liquidity. The fund trades 13.39M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN (RJA), with $220.53K in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the United States Agriculture Index Fund(USAG), due to their double-digit market spreads.
ETF.com Fit Insight
The S&P GSCI Agriculture has been selected as the index that most accurately represents the market in question. The benchmark has been selected by the ETF Analytics team at FactSet, according to a series of guidelines to ensure this index accurately captures its market.
Investors trying to match a broad market exposure should pay attention to JJA. This fund obtains a high Fit score and investors should capture market-like returns.
Other funds diverge from the market, by nature of their investment mandates; for example, DBA follows a Optimized commodity strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.