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 107 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $138.47B. 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 $57.16B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was UCO at 137.58%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the USCF Gold Strategy Plus Income Fund ETF GLDX on 11/03/21.

Top ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 280.73%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 24.58%
RJN Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Energy TR ETN 14.85%
OIL iPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN 14.04%
USO United States Oil Fund LP 13.28%

Bottom ETF Performers

SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -21.91%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -8.58%
SGG iPath Series B Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN -7.83%
COM Direxion Auspice Broad Commodity Strategy ETF -7.06%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund -5.80%

Top Creations

COMT iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF 171.81
DJP iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN 169.28
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon Strategy ETF 121.06
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 64.46
IAUM iShares Gold Trust Micro 37.40

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -967.77
SLV iShares Silver Trust -394.46
IAU iShares Gold Trust -338.57
USO United States Oil Fund LP -283.61
PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF -244.29

AUM Winners

GLDX USCF Gold Strategy Plus Income Fund ETF 1,430.91%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 561.23%
HCOM Hartford Schroders Commodity Strategy ETF 329.81%
KCCA KraneShares California Carbon Allowance Strategy ETF 73.61%
FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 65.59%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -14.34%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN -13.82%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -13.73%
JO iPath Series B Bloomberg Coffee Subindex Total Return ETN -12.41%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -11.81%

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