Agriculture ETF Overview

Agriculture ETFs are based on a basket or index of major agricultural commodities. When it comes to exposure, the biggest difference among the 10 products in the segment is strategy and coverage. However, they can vary greatly on weighting and their selecting contracts. Their styles range from consumption-weighted baskets, production-weighted baskets, to methodologies using liquidity or multifactor models to weight contracts. There is also a wide range of strategies in the group for selecting specific contracts within a commodity to hold, many of which aim to mitigate contango or profit from backwardation.

With 18 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Agriculture ETFs gather total assets under management of $796.33M. The average expense ratio is 0.63%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $633.86M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the NIB at 36.28%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Agriculture space was the iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN BALB in 01/17/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

ADZDB Agriculture Short ETN5.96%
BALBiPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN-0.16%
RJAElements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN-2.68%
COWBiPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN-3.40%
GRUElements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN-3.59%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UAGETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Agriculture Total Return ETN-13.32%
AGFDB Agriculture Long ETN-12.10%
SGGBiPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN-9.55%
BJOiPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN-7.09%
FUEElements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN-6.94%

top creations

BJOiPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN6.39
SGGBiPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN4.53
NIBiPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN1.28
JJABiPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN0.11
JJGBiPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN0.02

top redemptions

BALBiPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN-0.24
ADZDB Agriculture Short ETN-0.18
JJSBiPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN-0.03
COWBiPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN-0.01
DBAInvesco DB Agriculture Fund-0.01

AUM WINNERS

BJOiPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN6.69%
COWBiPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN4.47%
RJAElements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN-1.69%
BALBiPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN-2.73%
JJABiPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN-3.16%

AUM LOSERS

ADZDB Agriculture Short ETN-35.33%
DAGDB Agriculture Double Long ETN-22.45%
AGFDB Agriculture Long ETN-18.12%
NIBiPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN-12.64%
DBAInvesco DB Agriculture Fund-11.86%

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