Here’s our monthly look at the various commodity ETFs and how they track a simple strategy of buying December futures and rolling them annually. Plus, a comparison to Ag Traders and an overall commodity index. C’mon futures…

Commodity ETF Over/Under Performance 2014

Commodity
Futures
ETF
Difference
Crude Oil $CL_F
5.75%
$USO
6.68%
0.93%
Brent Oil $NBZ_F
0.03%
$BNO
0.32%
0.29%
Natural Gas $NG_F
6.82%
$UNG
21.80%
14.98%
Cocoa $CC_F
13.24%
$NIB
11.71%
-1.53%
Coffee $KC_F
52.54%
$JO
60.97%
8.43%
Corn $ZC_F
1.59%
$CORN
3.24%
1.65%
Cotton $CT_F
1.22%
$BAL
-0.64%
0.58%
Live Cattle $LE_F
10.54%
$CATL
4.48%
-6.06%
Lean Hogs $LH_F
19.25%
$HOGS
19.47%
0.22%
Sugar $SB_F
6.69%
$CANE
6.02%
-0.67%
Soybeans $ZS_F
8.69%
$SOYB
12.30%
3.61%
Wheat $ZW_F
3.11%
$WEAT
2.10%
-1.01%
Average 10.58% 12.37% 1.79%
Commodity Index $DBC 1.48%
Long/Short Ag Trader CTAs -2.23%
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