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 $1.60B. The average expense ratio is 0.89%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $924.07M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Agriculture ETF was JO at 76.19%. 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

BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 24.07%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 12.43%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN 8.09%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 7.18%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 7.02%

Bottom ETF Performers

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -3.85%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -3.28%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -0.75%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -0.45%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 1.97%

Top Creations

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 4.67
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 1.70
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 1.04
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 0
TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 0

Top Redemptions

SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -10.03
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -9.24
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -7.67
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -5.36
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -2.07

AUM Winners

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 82.04%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 32.22%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN 29.98%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 25.84%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 9.05%

AUM Losers

SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -9.60%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -8.62%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN -2.86%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -0.93%
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN -0.26%

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