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 $1.23B. The average expense ratio is 1.17%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $638.90M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the NIB at 18.41%. 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

FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 18.30%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 9.85%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 9.40%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 9.29%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 6.58%

Bottom ETF Performers

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -5.63%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -3.04%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -2.96%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -0.34%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 1.24%

Top Creations

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 182.55
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 18.54
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 8.69
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 8.17
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 4.71

Top Redemptions

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -11.16
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -3.77
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN -0.17
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN -0.06
UAG ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Agriculture Total Return ETN 0

AUM Winners

SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 73.00%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 52.89%
FUD ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food Total Return ETN 49.97%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 14.25%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 9.91%

AUM Losers

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -16.54%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -12.57%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -7.97%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -7.56%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -3.28%

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