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 125 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $66.70B. The average expense ratio is 0.92%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $32.09B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the PALL at 56.50%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

UWT VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN 19.10%
UWT VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN 19.10%
LD iPath Bloomberg Lead Subindex Total Return ETN 19.05%
LD iPath Bloomberg Lead Subindex Total Return ETN 19.05%
USOU United States 3x Oil Fund 18.88%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -90.08%
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -90.08%
DWT VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN -18.78%
DWT VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN -18.78%
USOD United States 3x Short Oil Fund -18.67%

TOP CREATIONS

IAU iShares Gold Trust 299.62
IAU iShares Gold Trust 299.62
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 122.74
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 122.74
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN 114.09

TOP REDEMPTIONS

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,669.68
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,669.68
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund -285.32
DBC Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund -285.32
USO United States Oil Fund LP -154.31

AUM WINNERS

USOI Credit Suisse X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN 61.60%
USOI Credit Suisse X-Links Crude Oil Shares Covered Call ETN 61.60%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 47.70%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 47.70%
OILK ProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF 26.87%

AUM LOSERS

BCI Aberdeen Standard Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF -29.31%
BCI Aberdeen Standard Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF -29.31%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -22.80%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -22.80%
WTID UBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Inverse Crude ETN -19.70%

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