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 110 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $87.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.81%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $49.25B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the DGAZ at 284.99%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the ETRACS Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN Series B DJCB in 10/24/19.

Top ETF Performers

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 26.47%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 21.70%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 16.21%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 13.59%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 3.51%

Bottom ETF Performers

UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -75.17%
UGA United States Gasoline Fund LP -55.12%
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -48.86%
GSC GS Connect S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity TR Strategy ETN -40.43%
USO United States Oil Fund LP -40.34%

Top Creations

USO United States Oil Fund LP 2.18K
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.74K
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 747.90
IAU iShares Gold Trust 716.80
SLV iShares Silver Trust 311.63

Top Redemptions

DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund -135.84
COMT iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF -110.17
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -88.28
DJP iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN -82.49
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -79.66

AUM Winners

SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil 163.34%
OIL iPath Series B S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETN 163.08%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 154.20%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 78.06%
USO United States Oil Fund LP 60.71%

AUM Losers

OLEM iPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN -79.51%
COMB GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF -51.17%
DJCI ETRACS Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN -50.33%
COMT iShares Commodities Select Strategy ETF -44.31%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -43.60%

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