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This ETF is often described as a "third generation" product, and is noteworthy in that the composition of the underlying index changes monthly based on observable price signals. USAG screens out agricultural commodities that show the most significant backwardation or moderate contango, making it appealing to those frustrated by the nuances of futures-based investing. The rules-based index is designed so that exposure is spread across multiple types of commodities at all times, making USAG an alternative to products such as DBA or JJA for investors who buy into the academic research behind the underlying index. USAG is slightly more expensive than DBA and JJA, but the manner in which the index is constructed arguably makes this ETF a better way to gain exposure to agricultural commodity prices.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for USAG 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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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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