Commodity Exposure Breakdown YTD 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.

Some notes:

  1. Impressed by that UNG outperformance? check these stats
  2. The averages of the ETFs and Futures all are within a percentage of each other.
  3. Ag CTA’s (Active long short agriculture trading) are posting a 8.99% return, beating out the Commodity Index DBC. (See Trade commodities instead of “invest” in  them?)

(Performance as of 8/31/2014)

Commodity ETF Over/Under Performance 2014

Commodity
Futures
ETF
Difference
Crude Oil$CL_F
1.78%
$USO
1.25%
-0.53%
Brent Oil$NBZ_F
-2.03%
$BNO
-5.66%
-3.63%
Natural Gas$NG_F
-2.67%
$UNG
7.59%
10.26%
Cocoa$CC_F
19.06%
$NIB
18.80%
-0.26%
Coffee$KC_F
67.53%
$JO
75.02%
7.50%
Corn$ZC_F
-19.16%
$CORN
-15.79%
3.36%
Cotton$CT_F
-15.12%
$BAL
-15.83%
-0.71%
Live Cattle$LE_F
16.75%
$CATL
9.90%
-6.85%
Lean Hogs$LH_F
15.72%
$HOGS
2.77%
-12.96%
Sugar$SB_F
-9.15%
$CANE
-0.28%
8.87%
Soybeans$ZS_F
-9.78%
$SOYB
-6.39%
3.39%
Wheat$ZW_F
-12.01%
$WEAT
-12.81%
-0.78%
Average4.24%4.88%0.64%
Commodity Index $DBC-2.42%
Long/Short Ag Trader CTAs8.99%
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(Disclaimer: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results)

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