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 97 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs have total assets under management of $140.75B. The average expense ratio is 0.74%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $69.24B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Commodities ETF was AGQ at 42.07%. The most recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the iShares Commodity Curve Carry Strategy ETF CCRV on 09/01/20.

Top ETF Performers

GRU Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN 29.68%
FUE Elements MLCX Biofuels Index-Total Return ETN 17.84%
CORN Teucrium Corn Fund 15.66%
JJG iPath Series B Bloomberg Grains Subindex Total Return ETN 15.58%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil 12.22%

Bottom ETF Performers

SCO ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil -12.75%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -12.44%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -7.43%
GAZ iPath Series B Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex Total Return ETN -5.74%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -5.43%

Top Creations

SLV iShares Silver Trust 362.31
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 337.57
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund 168.43
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 95.61
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP 74.33

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,385.31
USO United States Oil Fund LP -319.97
IAU iShares Gold Trust -155.93
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -113.15
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -42.00

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 590.97%
TAGS Teucrium Agricultural Fund 107.19%
COMB GraniteShares Bloomberg Commodity Broad Strategy No K-1 ETF 55.48%
KRBN KFA Global Carbon ETF 54.05%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 51.09%

AUM Losers

BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -24.34%
UNG United States Natural Gas Fund LP -17.54%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN -17.43%
AAAU Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF -16.43%
RJZ Elements Rogers International Commodity Index-Metals Total Return ETN -10.63%

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