Grains

Meteorologists have extended the El Niño weather pattern outlook, potentially signalling greater disruptions to global crops and further support for soft commodities-related exchange traded funds. Over the past month, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) jumped 11.1%, Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) gained 4.6% and Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) rose 6.0%. Additionally, the diversified […]

Investors can utilize exchange traded funds to target specific commodity opportunities as the commodities market begins to show greater divergence among its various components. Over the past three months, the broader commodities market has been turning around. For instance, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) rose 2.3% and iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds closed out the second quarter on a positive note. However, U.S. stocks still experienced their worst first half to a year since 2010 as interest rate hike speculation, slowing economic growth and the continued Greek volatility weighed on investments. The Nasdaq Composite gained 4.7% and the S&P 500 […]

Volatile weather conditions across the U.S.Midwest are disrupting the normal planting season and supporting a rebound in soft commodities related exchange traded funds. Grains have fallen off this year as ample supply has kept pressure on agricultural commodities. Year-to-date, Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) fell 12.3%, Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) declined 6.5% and Teucrium […]

Commodities and related exchange traded funds have underperformed equities and fixed-income markets over the past few years, but investors should not ignore the benefits of including some exposure to diversify their portfolios. The broad commodities market has been falling behind. Year-to-date, the GreenHaven Continuous Commodity Index Fund (NYSEArca: GCC) dipped 4.8%, PowerShares DB Commodity Index […]

The El Niño weather pattern is officially back, and commodity exchange traded funds, notably those that track agricultural products, could enjoy a nice boost as dry conditions weigh on the supply outlook. El Niño describes a period of warming sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, which typically causes heavy rains and floods in South America and […]

The corn exchange traded fund is gaining momentum from its October lows as U.S. exports rise and China opens its market to GMOs. The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) has increased 21.6% since the October 1 low. CORN is now trading near $27.5, a few cents short of its $27.7, or 38.2%, retracement of the April […]

After a broad correction at the start of the month, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds have pared earlier losses and is finishing out October with a bang. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.9%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 3.1% and he S&P 500 added 2.1%. The best performing […]

After touching new highs, the broad equities market and stock exchange traded funds ended September on a more solemn note, weakening on geopolitical tensions and the Federal Reserve’s inclination toward monetary tightening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.3% over the third quarter. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.5% and the S&P 500 added 0.9%. […]

A bumper crop year across the U.S. agricultural belt will keep soft commodity exchange traded fund prices depressed. Year-to-date, the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) has declined 14.9% and Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) fell 4.7%. Meanwhile, the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA), which tracks a group of agricultural commodity futures, including corn 9.4% […]

After dragging through one of their worst months since May 2012, the commodities market and related exchange traded funds can still find some pockets of strength as seasonal trends start kicking in. The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) dipped 4.2% over the past month while the iShares GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (NYSEArca: GSG) […]

Issuing a bad omen for commodity-related exchange traded funds, the World Bank believes precious metals, oil and soft commodity prices are set to drop. Broad commodity ETFs have underperformed the broader market this year, with the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) flat, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: […]

The wheat exchange traded fund is now testing its long-term trend line, with wheat futures trading on their worst back-to-back decline in 15-years, on speculation that rains will improve U.S. crops as global supply grows. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) was down 0.9% Monday, dipping below its 200-day moving average. Since its May 6 […]

Wheat exchange traded fund is growing, with wheat futures seeing their largest gain in over 20 months, on fears that Ukrainian grain exports will slow due as the Crimea crisis escalates. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) jumped 3.6% Monday on almost 10 times the average volume. CBOT wheat futures surged over 6.8% Monday, trading […]

After the record drought decimated crops last year, U.S. farmers planted a record amount of corn. With mild temperatures forecasted across the Midwest, an expected record crop yield is weighing on grains exchange traded funds. The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) dropped 7.7% over the past week, Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) fell 2.% and […]

Grains have seen some signs of life this week with JJG (iPath DJ-UBS Grains Total Return ETN, Expense Ratio 0.75%) bumping right against its 50 day moving average this morning after trading with a $48 handle inside of the past two weeks. JJG reflects the returns from futures contracts in the following markets (Corn 42.97%, […]

Soft commodities and related agriculture exchange traded funds continued their rally Monday on lower U.S. inventories, with corn supply at its lowest since 1995. U.S. corn supplies are diminishing at their fastest in 17 years and the lower prices have fueled demand from livestock producers beyond government projections, reports Jeff Wilson for Bloomberg. On the […]

Teucrium Soybean Fund ETF (NYSEArca: SOYB) is a relatively small ETF with less than $10 million in assets but the fund could get a boost amid reports of very low soybean stockpiles. According to Oil World, global soybean stocks are expected to drop to 49.3 million metric tons, a five year low, in the first […]

We scanned the ETP universe for the best performing “Commodity” based products in 2012, and “Grains” came back at the top of the list. Primarily, iPath DJ-UBS Grains Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: JJG) leads the way, up 27.58% year to date. Related ETN, iPath Pure Beta Grains (NYSEArca: WEET) is next in line, having rallied […]

Farmland is beginning to look like prime real estate as land prices rise along with agricultural commodities. For the average retail investor, agriculture related exchange traded funds can provide exposure to the boom. Despite the worst drought in half a century that decimated what should have been a bumper crop year, farmland prices are rising […]

The corn exchange traded fund surged in June through July on the worst drought in half a century, but optimistic traders are looking for rain on the horizon. Still, as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac move inland, others believe the much needed rains have come a little too late and may even do more harm […]

A USDA report revealed lower-than-expected crop yields as the worst U.S. drought in half a century withered corn crops, pushing prices to record highs. Investors seeking to capitalize on the rising food prices may take a look at opportunities in agriculture exchange traded funds. Early Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that the […]

The corn ETF is up nearly 40% over the past three months on a brutal drought in the Midwest and could push even higher if conditions worsen, according to forecasts. Surging corn prices are also lifting related agriculture ETFs and will likely have dire consequences for the U.S. economy and global hunger. Price momentum indicates […]

The most devastating drought in over 50 years has shriveled crops and lifted grain commodity exchange traded funds. However, some analysts argue that the worst is already priced in. “We’ve really gotten to the top end of the grain move,” Spencer Patton, Steel Vine Investments Founder and CEO, said in a Fox Business article. “If […]

The record heatwave has decimated crops across the U.S., and investors seeking to take advantage of rising grains prices may consider futures-based or equities-based exchange traded funds. Agriculture meteorologists expect the summer heat to keep pressuring crops in the southern and central Corn Belt as the U.S. crop growers suffer from the worst drought in […]

Exchange traded funds that track the price of grains were bouncing back Wednesday from earlier losses this week with rain and more rain in the forecast. Nevertheless, the damage from the U.S. agriculture belt’s worst drought in 50 years has already been dealt. “Early losses have started to turn around as the grain markets are […]

The worst drought in over five decades is damaging crops and driving the rally in corn, grains and agriculture ETFs. The iPath Grains ETN (NYSEArca: JJG) was the week’s top performer in unleveraged exchange traded products with a 10% gain. [Corn ETF Rallies 35% in a Month on Record Prices] Meanwhile, ETFs pegged to the […]

Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) has vaulted 35% the past four weeks as a heat wave and drought continue to punish crops in the Midwest. Corn futures hit another record on Thursday above $8 a bushel. The U.S. is suffering through its worst drought in over 50 years. [Agriculture ETFs May Rally More on Drought] […]

A heatwave and drought are gripping the Midwest and causing grains futures and the exchange traded funds that track them to go vertical. Still, agriculture ETFs pulled back Wednesday following bullish news when crop production forecasts were cut. Also, traders are extremely bullish on grains and the sector may need to work off overbought conditions. […]

An early rally in corn and grains ETFs collapsed Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture slashed its yield estimate for this year’s crop. Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) rose 2.2% in early trading to lead all unleveraged ETFs. However, the fund was down 3% in afternoon trading Wednesday in a dramatic reversal. The move […]