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 $792.84M. 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 $462.90M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the COW at 18.77%. 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

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 10.31%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 10.24%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 4.65%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 3.37%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 3.28%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -5.91%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN -2.22%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -1.35%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -0.53%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN -0.18%

TOP CREATIONS

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 7.91
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 3.30
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN 2.40
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 1.15
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 0.97

TOP REDEMPTIONS

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund -16.42
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -0.37
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN -0.05
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 0
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 0

AUM WINNERS

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 24.22%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 16.66%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 7.49%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 3.91%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 3.30%

AUM LOSERS

NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -9.92%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -1.71%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN -1.69%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN -1.44%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -0.76%

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