iPath Dow Jones-UBS Softs Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: JJS)

Year-to-Date Gain: 22.7%

Comment: As is the case with several members of this list, JJS has soared due to its exposure to resurgent soft commodities. In the case of this ETN, that would be sugar (48.4%), coffee (31.3%) and cotton (20.2%). Of the ETNs for those individual commodities, the iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (NYSEArca: SGG) is the “laggard” so far this year and that is saying something as SGG is up nearly 8%.