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 on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $135.69B. The average expense ratio is 0.67%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $57.68B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was UCO at 190.01%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the iShares Gold Trust Micro IAUM on 06/15/21.

Top ETF Performers

BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 79.79%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP 36.81%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN 35.48%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 27.71%
JJE iPath Series B Bloomberg Energy Subindex Total Return ETN 13.59%

Bottom ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -49.48%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -24.98%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -9.57%
GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN -9.28%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -8.81%

Top Creations

KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 109.35
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund 95.50
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 80.06
FTGC First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund 54.46
DJP iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN 47.75

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,774.39
IAU iShares Gold Trust -210.17
USO United States Oil Fund LP -136.43
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF -89.27
SLV iShares Silver Trust -50.40

AUM Winners

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 49.44%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 38.99%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 35.95%
JJU iPath Series B Bloomberg Aluminum Subindex Total Return ETN 28.87%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN 21.09%

AUM Losers

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -23.13%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund -16.82%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -16.65%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -15.06%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -14.35%

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