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 117 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $84.98B. The average expense ratio is 0.93%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $44.37B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the PALL at 63.10%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 41.37%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 27.61%
DWT VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN 26.40%
USOD United States 3x Short Oil Fund 25.65%
OILD ProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF 25.53%

Bottom ETF Performers

UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -33.66%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -23.75%
USOU United States 3x Oil Fund -23.71%
UWT VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN -23.54%
OILU ProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF -23.13%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 2.08K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 792.46
USO United States Oil Fund LP 180.91
DWT VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN 150.34
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 122.14

Top Redemptions

UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -145.92
GSG iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust -87.90
SLV iShares Silver Trust -78.76
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -75.64
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -38.01

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 87.27%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 70.33%
OILU ProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF 54.90%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN 45.83%
UWT VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN 36.26%

AUM Losers

OILD ProShares UltraPro 3x Short Crude Oil ETF -63.35%
USOD United States 3x Short Oil Fund -48.84%
DWT VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN -34.26%
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -30.95%
GSG iShares S&P GSCI Commodity Indexed Trust -23.24%

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