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This ETN gives investors an opportunity to gain exposure to price movements in certain corn, wheat, soybean, and sugar futures contracts. As such, AGF can be an effective tool for investors seeking targeted commodity exposure, a strategy known to perform well during periods of rising inflation. Given this targeted focus, AGF likely doesn't make much sense in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; it is more useful as a shorter-term tactical instrument for expressing a bullish view on the agricultural sector. Investors seeking broad exposure to natural resource prices have several options in the Commodities ETFdb Category, while those looking for targeted exposure to any of the component resources also have ETPs available to them. One particularly noteworthy aspect of AGF is its structure; as an ETN, this product eliminates tracking error; however, investors should be aware that AGF is a debt instrument, exposing investors to the credit risk of the issuing institution. Also, ETNs may be subject to unique tax treatments relative to comparable ETFs such as DBA.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for AGF on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Agricultural Commodities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 14 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of AGF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.