With 8 ETFs and over $852.45M 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 5.09%. Meanwhile, the most popular ETF is the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) with $740.61MB in assets under management.
Investors should take a look at the (). This fund has been chosen as an Analyst Pick by FactSet, thus is the best ETF for the average investor. has an expense ratio of -- and tracks the .
ETF.com Efficiency Insight
The average efficiency score in the Commodities: Agriculture segment is 68 out of 100, with the DB Agriculture Long ETN(AGF) obtaining the highest rating of 77 out of 100.
Costs dominate the discussion around efficiency. ETFs in the segment have an average expense ratio of 0.68% per year, with the iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN (JJAB) having the lowest expense ratio, charging investors 0.45% yearly.
Investors should look for funds with tight tracking, such as the Teucrium Agricultural Fund (TAGS), with a 12-month median tracking difference of -0.26%.
ETF.com Tradability Insight
The average tradability score in the Commodities: Agriculture segment is 51 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 16.31M in daily average volume. Investors should also find ample liquidity in the Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN (RJA), with $363.34K in daily dollar volume.
Use limit orders to trade funds such as the DB Agriculture Long ETN(AGF), 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 TAGS. 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, RJA follows a Fundamental strategy and obtains a low Fit score compared with our neutral benchmark.