This ETN offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to hogs and cattle, making it an effective tool for gaining targeted exposure to commodities that often perform well when inflationary pressures kick in. Those seeking more broad-based agricultural exposure may prefer products such as AGF or DBA, while UBC offers generally similar exposure to livestock. Given the narrow focus of this security, COW probably has little use in long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios; it can, however, be a very useful tool for expressing a shorter-term view on a specific corner of the commodity market. There are several noteworthy elements of COW; investors should be aware that COW is a debt instrument, exposing investors to the credit risk of the issuing institution. Moreover, this note is linked to a futures-based index, meaning that the slope of the futures curve often impacts returns and that COW won't necessarily offer exposure to spot prices. Finally, the ETN structure can have an impact on the tax consequences, which may be unique from comparable ETNs.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for COW 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 15 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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