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  • ETF
  • DBA
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.09 (0.0%)
    Time: 01/13/17
    Previous Close: $20.64
  • Category
  • Agricultural Commodities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $19.55
  • 52 Week Hi: $23.01
  • AUM: $722.9 M
  • Shares: 36.2 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 791,423
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 653,388

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Analyst Report

This ETF is one of the most popular options for achieving exposure to agricultural commodities; DBA invests in a diversified basket of various agricultural natural resources, and as such can be a useful diversifying agent or inflation hedge. The targeted focus of this fund makes it often more appropriate for investors looking to implement a shorter term tactical tilt, though DBA may also be useful as a component of a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. Those seeking more broadly-based commodities exposure may prefer funds such as DBC or DJP. Investors considering agriculture exposure should take note of the frequency with which the underlying holdings are rolled and the mix of exposure across various contracts. The tax consequences should also be noted; as an ETF, DBA will feature slightly different tax treatments than ETNs such as AGF (it also won't expose investors to the credit risk of the issuing institution).

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DBA 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.

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DBA Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ DBA
Expenses C TAGS

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DBA 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 Category.

DBA Holdings

Filings Data as of: Dec 04, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

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

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DBA Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

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There are 0 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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DBA Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb 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 DBA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

DBA Valuation

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

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DBA Dividend

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

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DBA Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $20.18
  • 60 Day MA: $20.20
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.51
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.49
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 25.71
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 21.26
  • RSI 10 Day: 72
  • RSI 20 Day: 63
  • RSI 30 Day: 59
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $19.92
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $20.83
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $19.63
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $20.71
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $19.54
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $20.61

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $20.63
  • Support Level 2: $20.52
  • Resistance Level 1: $20.79
  • Resistance Level 2: $20.84


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 75.08
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 63.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 64.82
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 68.09

Fact Sheet

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