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  • ETF
  • CROP
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.21 (-0.01%)
    Time: 06/23/17
    Previous Close: $34.60
  • Category
  • Commodity Producers Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $28.59
  • 52 Week Hi: $35.31
  • AUM: $13.8 M
  • Shares: 0.4 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 1,217
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 2,316

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to the global agribusiness industry, including companies from developed and emerging countries that are engaged in crop production, agricultural supplies, biofuels, machinery, and chemicals. The agribusiness sector could make for an intriguing investment opportunity if demographic trends continue to put pressure on food prices, as many are concerned about severe shortages in the future. Because the agribusiness sector is generally given a small weighting in most broad international ETFs (such as EFA or VWO), CROP could be useful as a satellite holding in a long-term portfolio for those looking to establish exposure to this corner of the market. This ETF can also be an efficient tool for implementing a short term tactical tilt, or as a hedge against the potential uncertainty caused by crop shortages. CROP is one of several ETFs offering exposure to the global agribusiness industry, but has little to no overlap with funds such as MOO and PAGG; this IndexIQ ETF focuses exclusively on small cap stocks, which may maintain a different risk/return profile and deliver access to smaller companies with greater growth potential. CROP provides good balance from a country perspective, including components from more than a dozen different countries (both developed and emerging). The basket of securities is a bit shallow (about 50 stocks), and a few of the names account for sizable portions of the overall portfolio. CROP's expense ratio is reasonable considering the targeted exposure delivered, and comparable to other agribusiness ETFs (MOO may be appealing to those looking for the lowest cost option available, though the difference is relatively small).

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for CROP 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 Commodity Producers Equities 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.

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CROP Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity C+ n/a
Expenses C n/a

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CROP In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

CROP Holdings

Filings Data as of: Jun 22, 2017

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.64%
ETF Cash Component 0.36%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 75.3%
Industrials 12.17%
Basic Materials 10.49%
Other 1.69%
ETF Cash Component 0.36%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 31.89%
Mid cap 31.32%
Small cap 28.78%
Micro cap 7.46%
ETF Cash Component 0.36%
Unknown 0.19%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia-Pacific 58.43%
North America 23.02%
Europe 10.24%
Asia 8.31%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 72.26%
United States 19.43%
Emerging Markets 8.31%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 41.28%
United States 19.43%
Australia 11.09%
Singapore 4.14%
Canada 3.59%
Indonesia 3.53%
United Kingdom 3.2%
China 2.85%
Netherlands 2.64%
Spain 2.54%
Thailand 1.93%
Hong Kong 1.92%
Luxembourg 1.85%

CROP Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 13 other ETFs in the Commodity Producers Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

CROP Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of CROP relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

CROP Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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CROP Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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CROP Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $34.60
  • 60 Day MA: $33.50
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.32
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.11
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 86.79
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 77.31
  • RSI 10 Day: 46
  • RSI 20 Day: 55
  • RSI 30 Day: 58
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 43

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $34.25
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $35.19
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $34.08
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $35.11
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $33.24
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $35.37

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $34.30
  • Support Level 2: $34.20
  • Resistance Level 1: $34.44
  • Resistance Level 2: $34.48


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 50.29
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 26.09
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 45.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 32.96

Fact Sheet

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