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 $1.88B. The average expense ratio is 1.20%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $1.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Agriculture ETF was FUE at 119.70%. 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

FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 23.19%
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN 23.10%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 22.89%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 22.06%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 19.89%

Bottom ETF Performers

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 0.86%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 4.77%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 8.56%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 11.14%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 11.85%

Top Creations

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 81.08
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 3.32
TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 2.06
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 0.26
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 0.14

Top Redemptions

CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -7.92
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -3.77
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -2.13
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -0.86
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -0.47

AUM Winners

FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 115.37%
TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 57.74%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 46.61%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 38.25%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 34.11%

AUM Losers

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -0.83%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 11.86%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN 13.07%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 13.39%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 13.87%

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