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Top 10 Agricultural Commodity ETFs

JJG (Barclays iPath Grains Total Return ETN) follows the Dow Jones-UBS Grains Subindex Total Return which is an index composed of just three futures contracts in Soybeans, Corn and Wheat. The fund was launched in October 2007. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equals $275 million and average daily trading volume is 178K shares. As of mid-August 2011 a dividend would be highly unlikely ever and YTD return is -2.03%

JJA (Barclays iPath Agriculture Sub-index ETN) follow the Dow Jones-UBS agriculture Subindex Total Return Index which is composed of seven futures contracts on agricultural commodities. The fund was launched in October 2007. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $20 million and average daily trading volume is 55K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return -2.44%.

CORN (Teucrium Corn ETP) follows the rollover of corn futures traded on the CME and by its structure is designed to give investors unleveraged exposure to corn futures contracts. The fund was launched in June 2010. The expense ratio is 1.42%. AUM equal $130 million and average daily trading volume is 171K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return has been 23%.

 

SGG (Barclays iPath Sugar ETN) follows the Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return Index which simply consists of one futures contract of sugar which is rolled over upon contract expiration. The fund was launched in June 2008. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM is $65 million and average daily trading volume is less than 20K shares. As of mid-August the YTD return was 1.09%.

Another market for your consideration is JJS (Barclays iPath Softs ETN) which follows sugar, coffee and cotton futures contracts in much the same manner as SGG alone. The fund was launched in June 2008. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equals $35 million and average daily trading volume is less than 5K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was -1.50%.

 

BAL (Barclays iPath Cotton ETN) follows the Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Subindex Total Return Index which is a single commodity consisting of rolling over one cotton futures contract. The fund was launched in June 2008. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $63 million and average daily trading volume is 86K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was -11.55%.

Stock quotes in this article: DBA, JJG, JJA, CORN, SGG, BAL, RJA 

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