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The lone wheat exchange traded fund slipped to a new low Monday as prices on the soft commodity plunged to their lowest in a decade on huge buildups in inventory around the world. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) fell 1.9% on Monday. WEAT has declined 20.0% year-to-date. Meanwhile, CBOT wheat futures were down 2.6% […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Poor weather conditions continue to delay harvests and raise concerns about the quality of the crops, fueling a surge in wheat futures and related exchange traded fund. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) jumped 2.2% Monday on heavy trading, with mid-day volumes at over five times the daily average. WEAT rose 12.3% over the past […]

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 […]

Slowing global growth has stifled demand for raw materials, pushing down commodity-related exchange traded funds to multi-year lows, with one broad commodity index trading near a five-year low. The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC) has declined 7.5% over the past three-months and is hovering around its lowest since September 2010. Additionally, the […]

Along with the cloudy outlook over Iraq’s oil supply, the sectarian strife could also hinder the country’s wheat supply, potentially providing a pump in the wheat related exchange traded fund. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) has decreased 14.9% year-to-date on higher global production. CBOT wheat futures are trading around $5.37 per bushel. In Iraq, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The corn exchange traded fund saw a brief respite Friday from its bearish streak after the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated a slightly lower-than-expected crop yield. The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) was up 0.6% Friday while CBOT corn futures were up 0.4%. CORN has declined 28.6% year-to-date. The USDA projects U.S. farmers will produce […]

Soft commodity exchange traded funds are rebounding with wheat prices touching a four-week high as China increases imports to restrain rising prices. The Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) was rising Thursday for the fourth straight session, while Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) and Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) have also gotten a lift this week. […]

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 […]

Excessive rainfall in the Great Plains and central Midwest region has helped lift grains related exchange traded funds as traders bet on damage to winter crops and disease-related yield losses. The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) increased 4.6% over the past week, Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB) gained 3.5% and Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) […]

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%, […]

The capricious weather has stifled the current planting season across the U.S., bolstering soft commodities related exchange traded funds. The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) surged 6.7% Monday, jumping over its 50-day simple moving average. CORN has declined 11.4% year-to-date. Corn futures increased 6.5%, the highest daily rise in 10 months, during afternoon trading Monday […]

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 […]

Wheat prices and related exchange traded funds weakened after the U.S. government announced higher-than-anticipated supplies. However, poor weather conditions around the globe could still support global prices. Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT) was down 0.8% Wednesday after dropping over 3% Tuesday. In the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly crop report, the USDA calculates that U.S. […]

Dry conditions in many global crop producing regions has decimated wheat crops, supporting the elevated prices in the wheat futures market and pushing a wheat exchange traded fund up about 21% in the past three months. Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT), the only pure-play wheat ETF available, surged 20.9% over the last three months. It’s […]

Most agricultural ETF investors are likely not familiar with investing in Wheat as a standalone investment product, and instead are used to utilizing broad based Ag funds such as PowerShares DB Agriculture (NYSEArca: DBA), iPath Pure Beta Agriculture (NYSEArca: DIRT) and U.S. Agriculture Index (NYSEArca: USAG) for example. However, Teucrium rolled out Teucrium Wheat Fund […]

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 […]

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. […]

ETF spotlight on iPath Dow Jones-UBS Grains ETN (NYSEArca: JJG), part of an ongoing series. The exchange traded note vaulted about 6% on Tuesday ahead of a crop report. [Corn ETF Jumps Before USDA Report] Assets: $220.9 million. Objective: The iPath Dow Jones-UBS Grains fund tries to reflect the returns of futures contracts on physical […]

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 […]