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 $758.99M. 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 $413.20M in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Agriculture ETF was the NIB at 17.16%. 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 13.74%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 6.92%
GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 6.22%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 6.14%
BAL iPath Series B Bloomberg Cotton Subindex Total Return ETN 6.10%

Bottom ETF Performers

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -7.85%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -1.45%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 0.00%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 1.08%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 2.85%

Top Creations

DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 6.12
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund 1.12
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 0.37
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 0.35
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 0.35

Top Redemptions

JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -5.09
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -1.62
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund -0.76
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 23.70%
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 7.32%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN 3.61%
FUD ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food Total Return ETN 3.23%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 3.03%

AUM Losers

JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -13.64%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -10.26%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -8.90%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN -6.30%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN -1.69%

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