This ETF offers exposure to wheat futures contracts; when WEAT debuted in 2011, it became the first pure play wheat ETP on the market. Like many exchange-traded commodity products, WEAT should not be expected to deliver exposure to spot wheat prices. Because the underlying index consists of wheat futures contracts, factors such as the slope of the futures curve and the current level of interest rates will impact the performance of WEAT. One distinguishing factor of WEAT--and of all Teucrium agricultural products--is the structure of the underlying holdings. Instead of concentrating holdings in front month futures, WEAT spreads futures contracts across multiple maturities. That is done with the objective of minimizing the impact of contango on bottom line returns. Given the targeted focus of WEAT, this product probably isn't of much use for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. This product can, however, be useful for those looking to establish tactical exposure to a specific corner of the commodity market. For investors seeking more broad-based grains exposure (i.e., including soybeans and corn), JJG, GRU, and WEET (all ETNs) might be worth a closer look. For those in the market for broad exposure to agricultural commodities, there are a number of products in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb Category that might be useful. Finally, the structure of WEAT should be noted. Because this product is structured as a partnership, investors can expect to receive a K-1 at the end of the year detailing their share of profits or losses. Moreover, WEAT will be required to buy and sell the underlying futures contracts, which can result in tracking error and trading commissions (meaning that the expense ratio may not include all the fees investors in this fund will pay). While the administrative duties associated with K-1s are minimal, some investors prefer to achieve exposure to commodities through ETNs, which avoid those obligations.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for WEAT 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 section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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 WEAT relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.