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 113 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $163.53B. The average expense ratio is 0.71%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $62.94B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was BOIL at 129.87%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the Direxion Breakfast Commodities Strategy ETF BRKY on 06/01/22.

Top ETF Performers

GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 8.91%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN 8.84%
KEUA KraneShares European Carbon Allowance Strategy ETF 6.96%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 6.42%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 2.73%

Bottom ETF Performers

BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -53.51%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -29.03%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -28.54%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN -26.82%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP -23.35%

Top Creations

UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 2.59K
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil 1.40K
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 678.55
FTGC First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund 298.54
DBA Invesco DB Agriculture Fund 141.93

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,563.02
COMT iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF -1,435.15
SLV iShares Silver Trust -404.51
USO United States Oil Fund LP -276.20
AAAU Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF -147.72

AUM Winners

UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 291.92%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 150.82%
TILL Teucrium Agricultural Strategy No K-1 ETF 68.97%
HGER Harbor All-Weather Inflation Focus ETF 39.95%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 31.89%

AUM Losers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -83.12%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -76.68%
JJA iPath Series B Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex Total Return ETN -23.00%
JJM iPath Series B Bloomberg Industrial Metals Subindex Total Return ETN -22.69%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -21.71%

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