This exchange-traded note offers exposure to agricultural commodities, including corn, soybeans, wheat, coffee, cocoa, and several other natural resources. UAG has appeal for investors looking to hedge against inflation or bet on rising food prices, and the diversified nature of the underlying index is appealing. Also attractive is the expense ratio; UAG is considerably cheaper than DBA, the popular agriculture ETF. UAG is a relatively narrow product that is more likely to appeal to those looking to implement a shorter-term tactical tilt than build a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio, though agricultural exposure has the potential to bring meaningful diversification benefits to a traditional stock-and-bond portfolio. Investors should note that UAG is an ETN, meaning investors are exposed to credit risk from the issuing institution but avoid tracking error that can be potentially significant in certain commodity sectors. Moreover, the tax treatment of commodity ETNs may be more favorable than taxes on ETFs offering generally similar exposure, an issue worth closer investigation for any investors considering a significant position in this asset class. UAG is one of several options for gaining exposure to ags, and is appealing thanks to a competitive expense ratio and balanced exposure, as well as the ETN structure that is often advantageous in this asset class.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for UAG 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
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There are 4 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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