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 100 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $138.58B. The average expense ratio is 0.73%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $58.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was UCO at 263.68%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Target Income ETF IGLD on 03/02/21.

Top ETF Performers

CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 30.71%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 28.78%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 22.96%
WEAT Teucrium Wheat Fund 22.72%
FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 22.68%

Bottom ETF Performers

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas -23.71%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -17.40%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -16.09%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -8.27%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -8.03%

Top Creations

PDBC Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF 252.69
FTGC First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund 205.12
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund 189.02
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 114.46
COMT iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF 86.08

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,120.69
IAU iShares Gold Trust -457.63
SLV iShares Silver Trust -191.17
USO United States Oil Fund LP -146.70
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -107.49

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 920.56%
KRBN KraneShares Global Carbon ETF 167.88%
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 133.85%
FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 111.01%
TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 79.66%

AUM Losers

JJE iPath Series B Bloomberg Energy Subindex Total Return ETN -54.76%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -8.35%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -8.32%
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -6.84%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -5.74%

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