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.

With 131 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $69.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.84%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $34.00B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the WTIU at 179.48%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the iShares Gold Strategy ETF IAUF in 06/06/18.


OILDProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF32.16%
WTIDUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN31.24%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund30.70%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN29.31%
DBRTAxelaTrader 3x Inverse Brent Crude Oil ETN22.48%


DEEDB Commodity Double Short ETN-28.57%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-28.15%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-27.14%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-26.92%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-26.55%

top creations

PDBCInvesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF369.55
DBCInvesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund247.90
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN145.77
SLViShares Silver Trust84.74
DBOInvesco DB Oil Fund69.71

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-1,004.00
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN-115.69
IAUiShares Gold Trust-97.31
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-65.12
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP-47.49


BARGraniteShares Gold Trust 1,662.03%
USODUnited States 3x Short Oil Fund85.67%
DBOInvesco DB Oil Fund44.34%
BALBiPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN29.79%
KOLDProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas29.59%


PLTMGraniteShares Platinum Trust-51.54%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-26.71%
DGLInvesco DB Gold Fund-26.23%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-23.69%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-23.16%

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