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 $807.12M. 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 $426.63M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the NIB at 1.85%. 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

GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 15.70%
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 15.70%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 15.17%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 15.17%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 13.38%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -6.01%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -6.01%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 0%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 0%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 1.63%

TOP CREATIONS

CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 13.12
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 13.12
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 5.80
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 5.80
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 2.52

TOP REDEMPTIONS

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -19.20
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -19.20
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -3.66
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -3.66
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -1.77

AUM WINNERS

CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 47.74%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 47.74%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 12.66%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 12.66%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 12.33%

AUM LOSERS

JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN -12.84%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN -12.84%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -3.04%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -3.04%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN -1.69%

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