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 103 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Commodities ETFs gather total assets under management of $129.42B. The average expense ratio is 0.78%. Commodities ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Commodities ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $69.17B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Commodities ETF was the DGAZ at 196.82%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Commodities space was the ETRACS Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN Series B DJCB in 10/24/19.

Top ETF Performers

DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN 34.53%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 28.64%
GRN iPath Series B Carbon ETN 27.35%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 11.74%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 10.49%

Bottom ETF Performers

UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -20.42%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -16.57%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -12.73%
NIB iPath Bloomberg Cocoa Subindex Total Return ETN -12.43%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas -11.80%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 3.14K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 791.57
SLV iShares Silver Trust 621.14
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 294.85
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN 106.80

Top Redemptions

USO United States Oil Fund LP -463.93
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -246.28
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN -159.33
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund LP -67.70
DBO Invesco DB Oil Fund -48.33

AUM Winners

OLEM iPath Pure Beta Crude Oil ETN 679.09%
KOLD ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas 387.41%
COW iPath Series B Bloomberg Livestock Subindex Total Return ETN 122.37%
BOIL ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Natural Gas 66.70%
UNL United States 12 Month Natural Gas Fund LP 64.33%

AUM Losers

BCM iPath Pure Beta Broad Commodity ETN -48.45%
DGAZ VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN -28.08%
UGAZ VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN -20.33%
USL United States 12 Month Oil Fund LP -20.13%
UCO ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil -17.53%

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