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 $61.70B. The average expense ratio is 0.85%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $29.39B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the WTIU at 134.06%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust GLDM in 06/25/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

SZODB Crude Oil Short ETN34.09%
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN30.26%
UGAZVelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN23.34%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN18.64%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN18.62%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

USOUUnited States 3x Oil Fund-21.81%
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN-20.49%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN-19.99%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF-19.61%
WTIUUBS ETRACS - ProShares Daily 3x Long Crude ETN-18.93%

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

AUM WINNERS

GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust57.26%
UWTVelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN44.40%
DGAZVelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN36.80%
BOILProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas30.72%
OILUProShares UltraPro 3x Crude Oil ETF26.73%

AUM LOSERS

PLTMGraniteShares Platinum Trust-52.03%
OILKProShares K-1 Free Crude Oil Strategy ETF-42.47%
SDCIUSCF SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Strategy No K-1 Fund-26.68%
DWTVelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil ETN-24.65%
NIBiPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN-22.58%

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