China’s economy may be slowing but the country’s appetite for sweets is not. The strengthening demand has helped support sugar prices and commodity-related exchange traded products for a third day. On Friday, the iPath Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) gained 1.3% and Tecrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) rose 1.8%. Since the Tuesday […]

The strong El Nino weather pattern has helped sweeten sugar prices and related exchange traded products, with commodity traders at their most bullish in seven years. Over the past three months, the iPath Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) gained 29.7% and the Tecrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) rose 18.6%. ICE Sugar #11 […]

It makes sense that a strong US dollar is generally bad for commodities since as the U.S dollar strengthens, goods priced in dollars become more expensive for other currencies. However, historically the U.S. dollar has a negative correlation of only about -0.30 with the S&P GSCI as shown in the chart below using data since 1970: This may […]

Record high temperatures in October may be a prelude to a strengthening El Nino weather pattern, potentially leading to opportunities in the commodities space and related exchange traded products. Last month was the hottest October since records have been kept in the past 136 years and the eighth record-breaking month so far this year, reports […]

While the broader commodities market has been retreating in the face of a stronger U.S. dollar, sugar futures and related exchange traded funds jumped Tuesday. On Tuesday, the iPath Bloomberg Sugar Subindex Total Return ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) rose 4.5% and Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) gained 4.8%. Over the past three months, SGG increased 24.1% […]

Sugar prices and commodity-related exchange traded products are rallying toward a nine-month high as El Nino added to concerns about harvests and energy producers soaked up supply to produce ethanol. On Tuesday, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) rose 2.7% and Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) gained 1.0%.  Over the […]

Commodity exchange traded funds may want to take note of what happened during the last strong El Niño weather pattern. In the last El Niño during the late 1990s, Pacific Ocean water temperatures hit their highest, and now, water in some areas are within 0.9 degree Fahrenheit of previous highs, reports Lucy Craymer for the […]

Some investors may be easing back into commodities and related exchange traded funds as a strengthening global economy, a slowing U.S. dollar and fall off in prices are enticing some bottom fishers. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) added 3.8%, iPath Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ETN […]

While the equities market is still positive so far this year, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds retreated over March as concerns over the U.S. dollar strength and energy sector weakness weighed on the earnings outlook ahead. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.0% and the S&P 500 rose 4.4% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Dow […]

Among less heralded commodities exchange traded products that have spent time in the limelight this year, coffee exchange traded notes (ETNs), such as the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JO), have been headline-grabbers. Due to a familiar catalyst, that being poor weather in exporting countries, sugar ETNs look poised to grab […]

A prolonged drought in Brazil is decimating crops, with sugar exchange traded funds testing their short-term trends as sugar futures post their best rally in almost five months. The iPath Dow Jones-AIG Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) gained 9.2% over the past week while iPath Pure Beta Sugar (NYSEArca: SGAR) rose 8.3% and […]

Broad commodity exchange traded funds have experienced a dismal year as slowing economic growth in emerging economies and supply glut in agricultural products pushed down prices, with hedge funds reducing bullish bets by the most in seven weeks. The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) has declined 10.3% over the past year. [Commodity […]

A sugar exchange traded note jumped over its short-term trend line Monday, with sugar prices hitting a four-week high as traders take bearish bets on poor weather conditions in Brazil, a leading producer of sugarcane. The iPath Dow Jones-AIG Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) rose 3.0% Monday, crossing its 50-day simple moving average. […]

After a year of lower prices, sugar exchange traded funds could finally see some support as the U.S. government considers taking a large chunk of sugar off the market. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is thinking about purchasing 400,000 tons of sugar to support defaulting U.S. sugar processors, reports Alexandra Wexler for the Wall Street […]

After showing a brief recovery in September, sugar exchange traded funds and notes are turning bitter on demand concerns and growing supply. Sugar ETPs were the worst performing unleveraged fund products last week. The iPath Dow Jones-AIG Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) dropped 5.5%, iPath Pure Beta Sugar (NYSEArca: SGAR) lost 6.0% and […]

In examining the agricultural commodities space recently, the ETF issuer Teucrium helped make us aware of a seasonality trend that they routinely track in the Sugar markets. We note from historical price tables that sugar prices typically (but not always) reach their maximum low point somewhere in between April and June of each year. This […]

Sugar exchange traded products rallied Thursday on optimistic news from Europe, which helped weaken the dollar and propped up commodities. However, analysts remain bearish on sugar over the long-term. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Subindex Total ReturnSM ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) was up 7.13% at last check, iPath Pure Beta Sugar ETN (NYSEArca: SGAR) was up […]

Teucrium Trading, the manager behind the corn exchange traded fund, has launched the first ETF to track the prices of soybeans. The firm has also listed ETFs for sugar and wheat in the face of a tough market for agriculture ETFs in recent weeks. PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA) is down about 4% over […]

ETF Spotlight on iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar ETN (NYSEArca: SGG), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $64.2 million. Objective: The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar ETN tries to reflect the Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Subindex Total Return, which is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total Return and provides returns that are potentially available through […]

Exchange traded notes that follow cotton and sugar prices have been among the leaders during the commodity boom the past couple years, but now they are moving in opposite directions. After trading steadily lower through most of 2011, iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) has rebounded nearly 20% over the past month and is […]

Exchange traded products that track sugar futures have bounced the past few weeks after peaking earlier this year. Soft commodities investments, such as a sugar-related exchange traded notes (ETNs), offer a great way to diversify an investor’s commodity portfolio. The iPath DJ-UBS Sugar ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) is up nearly 20% over the past month. The […]

After heavy expansions in sugar farming during peak prices, sugar prices and a related exchange traded note (ETN) are suffering the consequences of an oversupplied market. The iPath DJ-UBS Sugar ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) is down nearly 30% year to date. It has been at the leading edge of the commodities rally and the recent pullback. […]

Teucrium Trading is branching out its exchange traded fund (ETF) lineup to compete within the broad-based agriculture category. The latest fund will invest in four of the firm’s single commodity ETFs already trading: Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) Together, these […]

Precious metals and oil prices continue to show resilience, but other commodities are lagging behind lately. Could this signal more weakness in commodities exchange traded funds (ETFs)? The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Subindex ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) and sugar futures have been falling continuously in consecutive sessions as better supplies coupled with higher sugar […]

Barclays recently listed over a dozen exchange traded notes (ETNs) that give investors targeted exposure to various commodities. The launch highlights the growing popularity of commodities products as investors seek alternatives outside more traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. At the end of March, there was $102.4 billion in commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) […]

Exchange traded products for cotton and sugar were down more than 3% Wednesday afternoon to lead soft commodities lower. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Cotton Total Return Subindex ETN (NYSEArca: BAL) fell as cotton futures were close to a seven-week low after China’s cotton imports dropped in March, according to a report. The iPath Dow Jones-UBS […]

Sugar prices were already beyond 30-year highs. As Valentine’s Day approaches, the sweet stuff may get another rush, along with the related exchange traded note (ETN). Around the globe, many sweethearts struck by Cupid will be celebrating the day of love. To demonstrate their affections, they’ll be plying their sweets with sweets. Sugar prices are […]

Just weeks after Australia has recovered from massive flooding, a category 5 cyclone roared across the country. The impact of one of the country’s most powerful storm in history was mixed for some exchange traded funds (ETFs). Brian Redican on MarketPlace reports that over the last three or four days, businesses have been very busily […]

January was one of the best months for the markets in awhile. So good, in fact, that some of the top-performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) at the top of the charts might not be the ones you’d expect. Spain. Recent stress tests imposed on the Spanish banks apparently assured investors […]

The old adage goes that if your cab driver starts giving you investment tips, there may be a bubble. Unfortunately, bubbles aren’t recognized until well after they’ve popped. What’s an investor to do? Commodity prices have soared this year, but we don’t have to tell you that. You and millions of other investors have no […]