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Top 10 Commodity Producers ETFs

#4: First Trust Natural Gas Sector ETF (FCG)

FCG follows the ISE-Revere Natural Gas Index which is an equal-weighted index comprised of exchange-listed companies that derive a substantial portion of their revenues from the exploration and production of natural gas. The fund was launched in May 2007. The expense ratio is .60%. AUM equal $390 million and average daily trading volume is 279K shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend yield is .53% and YTD return was -1.70%.

FCG Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011

  1. Southwestern Energy Company (SWN): 3.75%
  2. Statoil ASA ADR (STO): 3.66%
  3. Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC): 3.60%
  4. SM Energy Co (SM): 3.59%
  5. SandRidge Energy Inc (SD): 3.57%
  6. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR (RDS.A): 3.56%
  7. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation A (COG): 3.54%
  8. Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR): 3.53%
  9. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 3.52%
  10. Range Resources Corporation (RRC): 3.51%


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#5: SDPR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME)

 

XME follows the S&P Metals & Mining Select Industry Index which includes the metals and mining sub-sector of the S&P TMI index. The fund was launched in June 2006. The expense ratio is .35%. AUM equal $836 million and average daily trading volume is 3.6M shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend yield was yield was .82% and YTD return -22%.

An alternative choice given similar trending characteristics is SLX (Van Eck Steel ETF) which follows the NYSE Arca Steel Index featuring companies primarily involved in the production, manufacturing, fabrication and extraction of iron ore. The fund was launched in October 2006. The expense ratio is .55%. AUM equal $157 million and average daily trading volume is 130K shares. As of mid-December 2011the annual dividend yield was 2.00% and YTD return was -30.00%.

XME Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011

  1. Commercial Metals Company (CMC): 3.56%
  2. Reliance Steel and Aluminum (RS): 3.51%
  3. Worthington Industries (WOR): 3.37%
  4. RTI International Metals, Inc. (RTI): 3.30%
  5. Nucor Corp. (NUE): 3.27%
  6. Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD): 3.21%
  7. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. A (SCHN): 3.15%
  8. Carpenter Technology Corporation (CRS): 3.11%
  9. Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI): 3.09%
  10. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP): 2.96%

 

 

#6: Van Eck Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO)

MOO follows the DAXglobal Agribusiness Index which consists of companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from the business of agriculture. The fund was launched in August 2007. The expense ratio is .56%. AUM (Assets under Management) equal $5.8 billion with average daily trading volume of 1.5M shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend yield was 1.70% and YTD return -10.29%.

MOO Top Ten Holdings

Data as of December, 2011

  1. Monsanto Company (MON): 8.38%
  2. Deere & Co (DE): 7.09%
  3. Wilmar International Ltd (F34): 6.68%
  4. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT): 6.58%
  5. Syngenta AG (SYENF): 6.35%
  6. BRF - Brasil Foods SA ADR (BRFS): 4.95%
  7. Archer-Daniels Midland Company (ADM): 4.79%
  8. Agrium Inc (AGU): 4.20%
  9. Mosaic Co (MOS): 4.17%
  10. Yara International ASA (YAR): 3.87%

 

 

#7: Van Eck Market Vectors Hard Assets Producers ETF (HAP)

HAP follows the Van Eck Hard Assets Producers Index which consists of companies engaged in the discovery, production and distribution of hard assets and related products. The fund was launched in August 2008. The expense ratio is .59%. AUM equal $187 million and average daily trading volume is 73K shares. As of mid-December 2011 the annual dividend was .88% and YTD performance was -10.00%.

HAP Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

Data as of December, 2011

  1. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 5.86%
  2. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Inc. (POT): 4.15%
  3. Monsanto Company (MON): 4.05%
  4. Chevron Corp (CVX): 3.24%
  5. Deere & Co (DE): 3.24%
  6. Syngenta AG (SYENF): 2.94%
  7. BP PLC (BP.): 2.13%
  8. BHP Billiton Ltd (BHPLF): 2.11%
  9. Archer-Daniels Midland Company (ADM): 1.99%
  10. Total SA (FP): 1.87%

 

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