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 17 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Agriculture ETFs have total assets under management of $3.61B. The average expense ratio is 0.87%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $2.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Agriculture ETF was BAL at 87.63%. The most recent ETF launched in the Agriculture space was the iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN BAL on 01/17/18.

Top ETF Performers

WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 11.27%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 10.80%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 6.39%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 6.35%
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN 6.02%

Bottom ETF Performers

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -6.61%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -4.24%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -3.75%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -2.09%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -2.00%

Top Creations

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 329.91
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 60.99
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 24.10
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 9.72
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 8.55

Top Redemptions

WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -29.49
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -5.98
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN -1.87
FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN -0.40
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 0

AUM Winners

TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 23.07%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 22.13%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 21.65%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 13.41%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 11.95%

AUM Losers

FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN -18.04%
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN -8.31%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -4.23%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -2.60%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -1.54%

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