The agriculture sector ETFs. The agriculture sector covers grains, livestock, softs or biofuels. The success of this sector is driven by rising demand for food, feed and fuel. Due to the rising birth-rate and growing food consumption the sector is rising fast. There are many companies operating in the agriculture: farmers, manufacturers, processors or distributors. The agriculture ETFs may be used to diversify a portfolio or hedge the investment risk. Those ETFs can be divided into two groups, one focuses on a broad basket of agriculture commodities and the other on a specific commodity e.g. corn, coffee, wool, rice or sugar. Investing in the agriculture sector may be beneficial but the sector is sometimes characterized with extensive instability so it is recommended for investors with at least medium risk tolerance.
Corn ETF is in the medium-term down -7% below S&P in 4 months. In the long-term down -69% below S&P in 12 years.
Soybeans ETF is in the medium-term down -7% below S&P in 1 year. In the long-term down -26% below S&P in 5 years.
Wheat ETF is in the long-term down -18% in 2 years and down -78% in 11 years.
Biofuels ETF is in the medium-term down -13% in 3 months and down -15% below S&P in 1 year. In the long-term down -31% below S&P in 5 years.
Livestock ETFs on average are in the long-term up 34% in 4 years.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|ADZ||DB Agriculture Short ETN DB Agriculture Short ETN||32|
|AGA||DB Agriculture Short ETN DB Agriculture Double Short ETN||29.8|
|AGF||DB Agriculture Long ETN DB Agriculture Long ETN||11.7|
|BAL||iPath DJ-UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN||45.91||-0.34%|
|CAFE||Barclays Bank Plc||13.6||-1.88%|
|CANE||Teucrium Sugar Fund||12.26||-0.08%|
|CHOC||iPath Pure Beta Cocoa ETN||38.7||17.2%|
|CORN||Teucrium Corn Fund||18.57||-0.3%|
|COW||iPath Dow Jones UBS Livestock Total Return Sub-Index ETN||21.91||-1.88%|
|CTNN||iPath Pure Beta Cotton ETN||29.07|
|DAG||DB Agriculture Double Long ETN DB Agriculture Double Long ETN||3.53||2.02%|
|DBA||PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund||19.75||-0.4%||1.01%|
|DIRT||iPath Pure Beta Agriculture ETN||32.15|
|FUD||E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Food ETN||19.26||-1.03%|
|FUE||AB Svensk Ekportkredit (Swedish Export Credit Corporation) ELEMENTS Linked to the MLCX Biofuels Index - Total Return Structured Product||7.64|
|GRU||AB Svensk Ekportkredit (Swedish Export Credit Corporation) ELEMENTS Linked to the MLCX Grains Index - Total Return||3.65||-1.35%|
|GRWN||iPath Pure Beta Softs ETN||25.21|
|JJA||iPath Dow Jones UBS Agriculture Total Return Sub-Index ETN||34.15||-0.35%|
|JJG||iPath Dow Jones UBS Grains Total Return Sub-Index ETN||27.67||-0.5%|
|JJS||iPath DJ-UBS Softs Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN||37.1|
|JO||iPath DJ-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN||19.27||-2.28%|
|LSTK||iPath Pure Beta Livestock ETN||39.42|
|NIB||iPath DJ-UBS Cocoa Subindex Total Return SM IndexETN||28.44||2.56%|
|RJA||AB Svensk Ekportkredit (Swedish Export Credit Corporation) ELEMENTS Linked to the Rogers International Commodity Index - Agriculture Total Return Structured Pro||6.21||-0.4%|
|SGAR||iPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN||29.26||-0.7%|
|SGG||iPath DJ-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return Sm Index ETN||39.83||0.04%|
|SOYB||Teucrium Soybean Fund||18.97||-0.52%|
|TAGS||Teucrium Agricultural Fund||24.29||-1.26%|
|UAG||E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Agriculture ETN||19.73|
|UBC||E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Livestock ETN||17.15||-1.78%|
|USAG||United States Agriculture Index Fund ETV||18.43||2.62 M||1.08%|
|WEAT||Teucrium Wheat Fund||6.71||-0.59%|
|WEET||iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN||33.44|