The Commodity Exposure Scoreboard Mid Year by Attain Capital

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.  

Last week we covered the grains major sell off over the past three months, and if this continues, we just might be seeing the Ag CTA Index capitalize off of such trends. All the while, these grain markets might drag down the average performance for futures and ETFs.

(Disclaimer: Performance as of 6/30/2014)

Commodity ETF Over/Under Performance 2014

Commodity
Futures
ETF
Difference
Crude Oil $CL_F
10.20%
$USO
10.08%
-0.12%
Brent Oil $NBZ_F
4.21%
$BNO
3.54%
-0.68%
Natural Gas $NG_F
5.10%
$UNG
18.90%
13.80%
Cocoa $CC_F
15.23%
$NIB
14.44%
-0.79%
Coffee $KC_F
48.88%
$JO
54.84%
5.96%
Corn $ZC_F
-5.56%
$CORN
-3.76%
1.80%
Cotton $CT_F
-6.27%
$BAL
-6.80%
-0.53%
Live Cattle $LE_F
16.61%
$CATL
11.81%
-4.81%
Lean Hogs $LH_F
24.03%
$HOGS
24.49%
0.46%
Sugar $SB_F
5.63%
$CANE
6.86%
1.23%
Soybeans $ZS_F
1.96%
$SOYB
4.81%
2.86%
Wheat $ZW_F
-6.60%
$WEAT
-6.68%
-0.07%
Average 9.45% 11.04% 1.59%
Commodity Index $DBC 3.63%
Long/Short Ag Trader CTAs 1.13%
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(Disclaimer: past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results).
(Disclaimer: Sugar uses the October contract, Soybeans the November contract.)
Long/Short Ag Trader CTA = Barclayhedge Ag Traders Index

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