Commodities ETF Overview

Commodities are known as the raw materials for production processes. Investing in them provides investors with exposure to unique factors that historically have brought diversification and inflation hedging benefits to traditional portfolios. Nowadays, ETFs have expanded the availability of commodity investments providing exposure to single commodities and commodity-linked indexes. At the same time, ETFs have exposed investors to a new set of risk factors that may be unfamiliar to the average investor.

This channel is designed to help you understand commodity ETFs, how they work, how they are built, their risks and their rewards, so that you can decide if commodity ETFs deserve a place in your portfolio.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

AGADB Agriculture Double Short ETN32.33%
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN23.58%
HEVYiPath Pure Beta Industrial Metals ETN18.24%
KOLDProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas15.09%
GRNiPath Global Carbon ETN13.86%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN-23.82%
DDPDB Commodity Short ETN-15.98%
BOILProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas-15.20%
GAZiPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN-10.33%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-9.48%

AUM WINNERS

SOYBTeucrium Soybean Fund78.59%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN46.81%
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN42.85%
UHNUnited States Diesel-Heating Oil Fund LP36.15%
OILKProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF28.35%

AUM LOSERS

DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-64.40%
COMGGraniteShares S&P GSCI Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF-48.00%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-42.47%
CMDTiShares Commodity Optimized Trust-38.11%
GAZiPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN-29.13%

ETF Results:

155 ETFs
As of 10/19/2017
GLDSPDR Gold TrustState Street Global Advisors0.40%$35.11B0.01%Commodities: Precious Metals Gold
IAUiShares Gold TrustBlackRock0.25%$9.48B0.08%Commodities: Precious Metals Gold
SLViShares Silver TrustBlackRock0.50%$5.45B0.06%Commodities: Precious Metals Silver
USOUnited States Oil Fund LPUS Commodity Funds0.76%$2.31B0.10%Commodities: Energy Crude Oil
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking FundInvesco PowerShares0.89%$2.01B0.07%Commodities: Broad Market
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed TrustBlackRock0.80%$1.23B0.11%Commodities: Broad Market
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold SharesETF Securities0.39%$1.05B0.02%Commodities: Precious Metals Gold
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETNCredit Suisse1.65%$847.96M0.09%Leveraged Commodities: Energy Natural Gas
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETNBarclays Capital0.70%$762.85M0.06%Commodities: Broad Market
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETNBarclays Capital0.75%$736.00M0.19%Commodities: Energy Crude Oil
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture FundInvesco PowerShares0.89%$717.43M0.05%Commodities: Agriculture
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude OilProShares1.31%$627.77M0.06%Leveraged Commodities: Energy Crude Oil
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 PortfolioInvesco PowerShares0.60%$584.94M0.10%Commodities: Broad Market
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LPUS Commodity Funds1.09%$541.02M0.15%Commodities: Energy Natural Gas
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum SharesETF Securities0.60%$527.90M0.10%Commodities: Precious Metals Platinum
USCIUnited States Commodity Index FundUS Commodity Funds1.02%$483.26M0.12%Commodities: Broad Market
DBOPowerShares DB Oil FundInvesco PowerShares0.78%$389.25M0.12%Commodities: Energy Crude Oil
SIVRETFS Physical Silver SharesETF Securities0.30%$349.74M0.07%Commodities: Precious Metals Silver
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket SharesETF Securities0.60%$347.90M0.05%Commodities: Precious Metals
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals FundInvesco PowerShares0.82%$296.52M0.07%Commodities: Industrial Metals
GLDSPDR Gold Trust-1.79%3.65%1.06%-6.04%4.93%10/19/2017
IAUiShares Gold Trust-1.67%3.86%1.23%-5.89%5.04%10/19/2017
SLViShares Silver Trust-0.55%5.65%-3.10%-12.18%1.92%10/19/2017
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP2.37%6.81%-11.24%-20.90%-17.07%10/19/2017
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund1.50%5.79%0.71%-11.16%-5.65%10/19/2017
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust1.43%4.92%-2.48%-14.94%-11.25%10/19/2017
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares-2.42%3.01%0.46%-6.15%--   10/19/2017
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN-23.82%-26.63%-79.39%-71.45%--   10/19/2017
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN0.64%2.48%-1.92%-11.56%-7.98%10/19/2017
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN3.28%8.74%-15.21%-24.55%-20.00%10/19/2017
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture Fund1.27%-5.63%-5.63%-8.18%-3.96%10/19/2017
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil4.41%14.05%-25.28%-43.30%--   10/19/2017
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio1.25%5.67%0.92%--   --   10/19/2017
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP-7.96%-7.42%-31.17%-22.78%-32.37%10/19/2017
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares-2.86%0.17%-2.74%-11.15%--   10/19/2017
USCIUnited States Commodity Index Fund-0.82%3.59%-2.04%-7.80%--   10/19/2017
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund2.33%7.34%-6.40%-19.39%-11.58%10/19/2017
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares-0.53%5.66%-2.83%-12.00%--   10/19/2017
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares-0.95%4.65%2.45%-7.73%--   10/19/2017
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals Fund2.76%14.18%36.56%0.18%-2.68%10/19/2017
GLDSPDR Gold TrustState Street Global AdvisorsCommodities: Precious Metals GoldB86100100
IAUiShares Gold TrustBlackRockCommodities: Precious Metals GoldB8597100
SLViShares Silver TrustBlackRockCommodities: Precious Metals SilverA889899
USOUnited States Oil Fund LPUS Commodity FundsCommodities: Energy Crude OilB8696100
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking FundInvesco PowerSharesCommodities: Broad MarketD589826
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed TrustBlackRockCommodities: Broad MarketD599791
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold SharesETF SecuritiesCommodities: Precious Metals GoldB8697100
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETNCredit SuisseLeveraged Commodities: Energy Natural Gas--------
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETNBarclays CapitalCommodities: Broad MarketB759918
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETNBarclays CapitalCommodities: Energy Crude OilC649292
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture FundInvesco PowerSharesCommodities: AgricultureB75997
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude OilProSharesLeveraged Commodities: Energy Crude Oil--------
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 PortfolioInvesco PowerSharesCommodities: Broad MarketB8397--
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LPUS Commodity FundsCommodities: Energy Natural GasC769394
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum SharesETF SecuritiesCommodities: Precious Metals PlatinumA9097100
USCIUnited States Commodity Index FundUS Commodity FundsCommodities: Broad MarketC679411
DBOPowerShares DB Oil FundInvesco PowerSharesCommodities: Energy Crude OilD539659
SIVRETFS Physical Silver SharesETF SecuritiesCommodities: Precious Metals SilverA9497100
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket SharesETF SecuritiesCommodities: Precious MetalsA909633
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals FundInvesco PowerSharesCommodities: Industrial MetalsC749780
GLDSPDR Gold Trust------ ------
IAUiShares Gold Trust------ ------
SLViShares Silver Trust------ ------
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP------ ------
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund------ ------
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust------ ------
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares------ ------
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN------ ------
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN------ ------
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN------ ------
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture Fund------ ------
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil------ ------
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio6.63%---- ------
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP------ ------
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares------ ------
USCIUnited States Commodity Index Fund------ ------
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund------ ------
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares------ ------
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares------ ------
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals Fund------ ------
GLDSPDR Gold Trust
IAUiShares Gold Trust
SLViShares Silver Trust
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture Fund
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares
USCIUnited States Commodity Index Fund
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals Fund
SPDR Gold TrustGLDCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsGoldPhysically HeldNoNoNoGold SpotLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
iShares Gold TrustIAUCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsGoldPhysically HeldNoNoNoGold SpotLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
iShares Silver TrustSLVCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsSilverPhysically HeldNoNoNoSilver Spot PriceLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
United States Oil Fund LPUSOCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalEnergyCrude OilFront MonthNoNoNoFront Month Light Sweet Crude OilExchangeSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking FundDBCCommoditiesOptimized commodityGlobalGlobalBroad MarketBroad MarketOptimizedNoNoNoDBIQ Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Index Total ReturnDeutsche BankFixedFixedNo
iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed TrustGSGCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalBroad MarketBroad MarketFront MonthNoNoNoS&P GSCIS&PLiquidityProductionNo
ETFS Physical Swiss Gold SharesSGOLCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsGoldPhysically HeldNoNoNoGold SpotLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETNUGAZCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalEnergyNatural GasFront MonthNoYesNoS&P GSCI Natural GasS&PSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETNDJPCommoditiesMulti-factorGlobalGlobalBroad MarketBroad MarketExtended TermNoNoNoBloomberg Commodity IndexBloombergFixedMulti-FactorNo
iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETNOILCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalEnergyCrude OilFront MonthNoNoNoS&P GSCI Crude Oil IndexS&PSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
PowerShares DB Agriculture FundDBACommoditiesOptimized commodityGlobalGlobalAgricultureBroad MarketOptimizedNoNoNoDBIQ Diversified Agriculture Index Total ReturnDeutsche BankFixedFixedNo
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude OilUCOCommoditiesExtended TermGlobalGlobalEnergyCrude OilExtended TermNoYesNoBloomberg WTI Crude Oil Subindex Total ReturnBloombergSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
PowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 PortfolioPDBCCommoditiesActiveGlobalGlobalBroad MarketBroad MarketOptimizedNoNoNoNo Underlying IndexNo Underlying IndexProprietaryProprietaryYes
United States Natural Gas Fund LPUNGCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalEnergyNatural GasFront MonthNoNoNoFront Month Natural GasExchangeSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
ETFS Physical Platinum SharesPPLTCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsPlatinumPhysically HeldNoNoNoPlatinum SpotLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
United States Commodity Index FundUSCICommoditiesOptimized commodityGlobalGlobalBroad MarketBroad MarketOptimizedNoNoNoSummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Index Total ReturnSummerhavenTechnicalEqualNo
PowerShares DB Oil FundDBOCommoditiesOptimized commodityGlobalGlobalEnergyCrude OilOptimizedNoNoNoDBIQ Optimum Yield Crude Oil Index Total ReturnDeutsche BankSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
ETFS Physical Silver SharesSIVRCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsSilverPhysically HeldNoNoNoSilver Spot PriceLondon Bullion MartketSingle AssetSingle AssetNo
ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket SharesGLTRCommoditiesVanillaGlobalGlobalPrecious MetalsBroad MarketPhysically HeldNoNoNo1.1 oz Silver, .03 oz Gold, .004 oz Platinum, .006 oz and Palladium SpotFutures ContractsFixedFixedNo
PowerShares DB Base Metals FundDBBCommoditiesOptimized commodityGlobalGlobalIndustrial MetalsBroad MarketOptimizedNoNoNoDBIQ Optimum Yield Industrial Metals Index Total ReturnDeutsche BankFixedFixedNo
GLDSPDR Gold TrustGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
IAUiShares Gold TrustGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
SLViShares Silver TrustGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
USOUnited States Oil Fund LPCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking FundCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed TrustCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold SharesGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETNExchange-Traded Note20.0039.601099
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETNExchange-Traded Note20.0039.601099
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETNExchange-Traded Note20.0039.601099
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture FundCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude OilCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 PortfolioOpen-Ended Fund20.0039.601099
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LPCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum SharesGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
USCIUnited States Commodity Index FundCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
DBOPowerShares DB Oil FundCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
SIVRETFS Physical Silver SharesGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket SharesGrantor Trust28.0039.601099
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals FundCommodities Pool27.8427.84K-1
GLDSPDR Gold Trust------------
IAUiShares Gold Trust------------
SLViShares Silver Trust------------
USOUnited States Oil Fund LP------------
DBCPowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund------------
GSGiShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust------------
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares------------
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN------------
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN------------
OILiPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return ETN------------
DBAPowerShares DB Agriculture Fund------------
UCOProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil6.86 / 10--90.87------
PDBCPowerShares Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 Portfolio------------
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP------------
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares------------
USCIUnited States Commodity Index Fund------------
DBOPowerShares DB Oil Fund------------
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares------------
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares------------
DBBPowerShares DB Base Metals Fund------------

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