7 Best-Performing Commodity ETFs for 2023
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What is a commodity ETF?
A commodity ETF is an exchange-traded fund that invests in physical commodities such as agricultural products, energy sources and metals. Commodity ETFs often grow in popularity when there is global conflict or high inflation, as commodities are always needed by consumers. Other purchases — for example, luxury goods or discretionary items — may be put off during difficult times.
If you invest in a broad commodity ETF, it may include some of the following types of commodities:
If you invest in a more focused commodity ETF, it will likely invest in just one type.
Best-performing commodity ETFs
Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund
Invesco Optimum Yield Diversified Commodity Strategy No K-1 ETF
First Trust Global Tactical Commodity Strategy Fund
iPath Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return ETN
iShares U.S. ETF Trust iShares GSCI Commodity Dynamic Roll Strategy ETF
abrdn Bloomberg All Commodity Strategy K-1 Free ETF
iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust
Data is current as of March 30, 2023. Data is intended for informational purposes only.
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Pros and cons of commodity ETFs
Commodity ETF pros
Commodities can help hedge against inflation.
Commodity ETFs may help diversify your portfolio, depending on what you’ve already invested in.
Commodity ETF cons
Commodities are often at the whim of geopolitical and climate events. If you invest in a wheat ETF and there's widespread drought, for instance, your ETF may not perform well.
If you invest too much in any one particular commodity, that may cancel out its diversification benefits.
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