There has been increased interest in grains-related ETFs over the past few months as advisors and investors are seeking information on this often-overlooked segment of the market.
On the upcoming webcast, Why Invest in Agriculture ETFs – Can Investments Grow in Bad Weather?, Sal Gilbertie, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founder, Teucrium; Jake Hanley, Marketing Director, Teucrium; and Grant Engelbart, Director of Research & Senior Portfolio Manager, CLS Investments, will provide a basic understanding of the many uses for agricultural commodities, discuss the fundamental supply and demand dynamics underlying the markets, provide an update on market conditions and look at the longer-term relationships between commodity prices and equities.
As a way to tap into the agricultural commodities, Teucrium offers a suite of ETFs including the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN), Teucrium Wheat Fund (NYSEArca: WEAT), Teucrium Soybean Fund (NYSEArca: SOYB), Teucrium Sugar Fund (NYSEArca: CANE) and the broader Teucrium Agricultural Fund (NYSEArca:TAGS).
CORN tracks three futures contracts for corn that are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade, including 35% second to expire contracts, 30% third to expire contracts and 35% December following the third to expire. The various contract exposures help the fund limit the negative effects of rolling contracts, especially during a market in contango.
WEAT also tracks three futures contracts for wheat traded on the CBOT, including 35% second to expire contracts, 30% third to expire contracts and 35% December following the third to expire.
SOYB tracks three futures contracts for soybeans on the CBOT, including 35% second to expire excluding August and September; 30% third to expire excluding August and September; and 35% expiring in the November following the expiration of the third-to-expire contract.
Similarly, CANE includes three futures contracts on No. 11 sugar traded on the Intercontinental Exchange, including 35% second to expire, 30% second to expire, 30% third to expire and 35% expiring int he March following the expiration of the third-to-expire contract.
Lastly, TAGS is seen as a catch all, fund-of-funds ETF that includes exposure to CORN, WEAT, SOYB and CANE.
Finanacial advisors who are interested in learning more about the agriculture market can register for the Tuesday, July 30 webcast here.