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 $1.36B. The average expense ratio is 1.19%. Agriculture ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Agriculture ETF is the Invesco DB Agriculture Fund DBA with $698.82M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Agriculture ETF was SOYB at 36.10%. 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

GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 30.34%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 20.56%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 19.77%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 19.41%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 16.57%

Bottom ETF Performers

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -0.92%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 1.36%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 1.46%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 6.72%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 6.77%

Top Creations

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 41.69
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 6.71
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 3.20
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 0.48
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN 0

Top Redemptions

SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -12.63
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -7.15
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -6.53
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -6.31
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN -0.10

AUM Winners

TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 110.77%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN 31.92%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 28.04%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 21.44%
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 20.06%

AUM Losers

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -7.14%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 0.14%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 3.87%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 4.44%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 7.11%

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