The US / China Trade War dominated headlines in 2019, drawing investor attention to a vitally important but often understated market segment: US Agriculture.
In the upcoming webcast, Beyond The Trade War(s) Opportunities in Agricultural ETFs, Sal Gilbertie, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Founder, Teucrium; Jake Hanley, Portfolio Manager, Teucrium; and Rusty Vanneman, Chief Investment Officer of Orion, will offer insights into the current developments in US Agriculture and highlight strategies that can help investors broaden their diversification by gaining access to the price moves of key agricultural products.
For example, as a way to gain access movements in 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.
Financial advisors who are interested in learning more about the agricultural markets can register for the Thursday, February 6 webcast here.