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Top 10 Commodity Tracking ETFs

Stocks in this article: DBCDJPGSGRJIGCCUSCIUCI

GSG (iShares GSCI Commodity Index Tracking ETF) follows the S&P GSCI Return Index which is an index created by Goldman Sachs including broad-based commodity futures contracts. The fund was launched in July 2007. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $1.4 billion and average daily trading volume is 425K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was -1.50%.

RJI (ELEMENTS Rogers Commodity ETN) follows the Rogers International Commodity Index-Total Return which includes a basket of 36 commodity futures contracts designed by James Rogers in July 1998. The fund was launched in October 2007. The expense ratio is .75%. AUM equal $833 million with average daily trading volume 300K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was -.43%.

The Index Weights are:

GCC (GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index ETF) follows the Continues Commodity Index-Total Return which is an equal-weighted index of 17 commodity futures contracts. The fund was launched in January 2008. The expense ratio is .85%. AUM equal $688 million and average daily trading volume is 185K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was 4.70%.

Data as of August 2011

GCC Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Wheat Future(Cbt) Dec11: 1.03%
  2. Sugar #11 (World) Oct11: 1.03%
  3. Cotton No.2 Futr Dec11: 1.02%
  4. Coffee 'c' Future Dec11: 1.01%
  5. Cocoa Future Dec11: 1.01%
  6. Gold 100 Oz Futr Feb 12: 1.01%
  7. Platinum Future Jan12: 1.01%
  8. Soybean Future Jan12: 1.01%
  9. Corn Future Dec11: 1.01%
  10. Copper Future Sep11: 1.00%

 

USCI (US Commodity Funds Commodity Index ETF) follows the SummerHaven Dynamic Commodity Index Total Return which is comprised of 14 futures contracts selected on a monthly basis from a list of 27 possible futures contracts as determined by quantitative formulas. The fund was launched August 2010. The expense ratio is .95%. AUM equal $44 million and average daily trading volume is 73K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was .16%,

UCI (UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity ETN) follows the UBS Bloomberg Constant Maturity Commodity Index Total Return Index which measures the collateralized returns from a basket of 26 commodity futures contracts with those diversified from three months to three years. The fund was launched in April 2008. The expense ratio is .65%. AUM equal $14 million and average daily trading volume is 32K shares. As of mid-August 2011 the YTD return was 1.78%.

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