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 19 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Agriculture ETFs gather total assets under management of $704.74M. The average expense ratio is 1.22%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $356.23M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the NIB at 4.55%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Agriculture space was the iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN BAL in 01/17/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -4.21%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -4.21%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -4.88%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -4.88%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN -5.68%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -13.33%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -13.33%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -11.82%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -11.82%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -11.59%

TOP CREATIONS

BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 2.12
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 2.12
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 2.09
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 2.09
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 0.06

TOP REDEMPTIONS

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -13.11
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -13.11
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -6.29
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -6.29
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -2.90

AUM WINNERS

BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 28.91%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 28.91%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN -1.69%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN -1.69%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -3.05%

AUM LOSERS

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -16.28%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -16.28%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -16.10%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -16.10%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -16.07%

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