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 115 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $145.99B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $57.24B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was UCO at 97.24%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the Sprott ESG Gold ETF SESG on 08/02/22.

Top ETF Performers

BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 99.15%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP 47.75%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN 45.47%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 32.04%
PBUG Pacer iPath Gold Trendpilot ETN 16.30%

Bottom ETF Performers

BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -36.70%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -18.55%
UGA United States Gasoline Fund LP -16.28%
KSET KraneShares Global Carbon Offset Strategy ETF -14.65%
USOI Credit Suisse X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN -11.35%

Top Creations

KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 292.39
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 250.94
IAUM iShares Gold Trust Micro 56.80
SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil 51.47
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 29.18

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -2,498.20
SLV iShares Silver Trust -1,062.94
IAU iShares Gold Trust -479.62
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund -447.60
USO United States Oil Fund LP -356.82

AUM Winners

GRU ELEMENTS Linked to ICE BofAML Commodity index eXtra Grains - Total Return ETN 150.77%
RJZ Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Metals Total Return ETN 88.79%
FUE ELEMENTS Linked to the ICE BofAML Commodity Index eXtra Biofuels - Total Return ETN 55.65%
RJA Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Agriculture TR ETN 53.79%
BGLD FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETF 36.91%

AUM Losers

JJT iPath Series B Bloomberg Tin Subindex Total Return ETN -46.69%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN -34.23%
JJS iPath Series B Bloomberg Softs Subindex Total Return ETN -31.87%
BDRY Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF -30.36%
UGA United States Gasoline Fund LP -28.99%

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