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 126 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $61.83B. The average expense ratio is 0.84%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $29.30B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the USOU at 135.57%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.


SZODB Crude Oil Short ETN43.06%
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN24.07%
AGFDB Agriculture Long ETN20.22%
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN19.72%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN18.71%


USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-21.65%
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-18.34%
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-16.23%
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-14.61%
NIBiPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN-12.70%

top creations

UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN187.58
SLViShares Silver Trust111.82
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP70.54
GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust62.35
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN59.42

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-751.34
IAUiShares Gold Trust-255.41
DBCInvesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund-225.13
DJPiPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN-159.34
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-153.63


GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust55.36%
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN40.21%
USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund35.72%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF33.03%
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN28.76%


OILKProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF-41.71%
PLTMGraniteShares Platinum Trust-35.92%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-29.86%
SDCIUSCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund-26.55%
UNGUnited States Natural Gas Fund LP-23.44%

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