Commodities ETF Overview

Commodities are known as the raw materials for production processes. Investing in them provides investors with exposure to unique factors that historically have brought diversification and inflation hedging benefits to traditional portfolios. Nowadays, ETFs have expanded the availability of commodity investments providing exposure to single commodities and commodity-linked indexes. At the same time, ETFs have exposed investors to a new set of risk factors that may be unfamiliar to the average investor.

This channel is designed to help you understand commodity ETFs, how they work, how they are built, their risks and their rewards, so that you can decide if commodity ETFs deserve a place in your portfolio.

With 102 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $139.97B. The average expense ratio is 0.75%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $76.03B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the DGP at 47.89%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the iShares Commodity Curve Carry Strategy ETF CCRV in 09/01/20.

Top ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 25.74%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 23.04%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil 17.72%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 12.90%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 6.53%

Bottom ETF Performers

BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -27.64%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -24.93%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -21.16%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -19.52%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN -14.09%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 899.86
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 602.77
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 295.90
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF 224.82
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 195.74

Top Redemptions

UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -166.46
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -114.69
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -53.69
USCI United States Commodity Index Fund -34.43
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund LP -23.80

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 377.92%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN 154.33%
KRBN KFA Global Carbon ETF 115.96%
SOYB Teucrium Soybean Fund 66.13%
FUD ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food Total Return ETN 45.52%

AUM Losers

COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -47.85%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -42.52%
CANE Teucrium Sugar Fund -21.23%
UGA United States Gasoline Fund LP -20.13%
GSP iPath S&P GSCI Total Return Index ETN -16.75%

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