The PowerShares DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSEArca: DBC), which offers exposure to multiple commodities, is among the commodities exchange traded products that can deliver for investors if markets readjust toward the idea that the U.S. dollar is due for a near-term pullback and that global economic growth will support increased commodities demand.
DBC currently features exposure to about 15 commodities. Those include heavily traded commodities such as gold, silver and West Texas Intermediate oil futures, as well as more obscure commodities fare such as sugar, wheat and zinc.
Oil prices are rebounding after Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, along with other non-OPEC producers, pledged to cut output to end the global glut that depressed crude prices for two years. Oil was one of 2016’s best-performing commodities in what was its best annual showing since the global financial crisis.
Some oil traders believe 2017 will be fertile ground for an oil rally. While production has declined in the U.S., recently rebounding oil prices are encouraging exploration and production companies to revisit spending plans with some increasing capital expenditures.
West Texas Intermediate and Brent futures combine for 25.6% of DBC’s lineup. Gasoline is the the ETF’s largest holding at almost 13%, just ahead of West Texas crude.