Is It Time To Buy The Livestock ETFs?

February 02, 2012

Reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show falling numbers of cattle in southern and Midwestern states, bringing the total herd size to its lowest levels since 1952. That, in turn, could drive up the price of livestock-tracking exchange-traded products, according to an article on Zacks.

Investors looking to avoid the complexities of trading actual futures might choose instead to gain exposure to the sector by checking out the following exchange-traded notes:

  • iPath Dow Jones-UBS Livestock Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: COW)
  • ETRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: UBC)
  • iPath Pure Beta Livestock ETN (NYSEArca: LSTK)


Go to for more information on the mentioned funds.


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