Balchunas on `CORN’ ETF as Corn Futures Soar (NAGS, CORN)

Bloomberg Radio’s Catherine Cowdery talks with ETF analyst Eric Balchunas discusses the Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEARCA:CORN) exchange-traded fund, which is rallying along with corn futures. Listen to the full Bloomberg interview: HERE

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Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEARCA:CORN)

The Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEARCA:CORN) provides investors unleveraged direct exposure to corn without the need for a futures account.  The Teucrium Corn Fund was also designed to reduce the effects of backwardation and contango.

The investment objective of the Fund is to have the daily changes in percentage terms of the Shares’ Net Asset Value (“NAV”) reflect the daily changes in percentage terms of a weighted average of the closing settlement prices for three futures contracts for corn (“Corn Futures Contracts”) that are traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (“CBOT”), specifically (1) the second-to-expire CBOT Corn Futures Contract, weighted 35%, (2) the third-to-expire CBOT Corn Futures Contract, weighted 30%, and (3) the CBOT Corn Futures Contract expiring in the December following the expiration month of the third- to-expire contract, weighted 35%, less the Fund’s expenses. (This weighted average of the three referenced Corn Futures Contracts is referred to herein as the “Benchmark,” and the three Corn Futures Contracts that at any given time make up the Benchmark are referred to herein as the “Benchmark Component Futures Contracts.”

Teucrium Agricultural Fund (NYSEARCA:TAGS)

The Teucrium Agricultural Fund (NYSEARCA:TAGS) provides investors exposure to four core agricultural commodities, namely, corn, wheat, soybeans, and sugar, without the need for a futures account. TAGS invests directly in shares of the following four Teucrium Funds: Teucrium Corn Fund, Teucrium Soybean Fund, Teucrium Sugar Fund and Teucrium Wheat Fund (the “Underlying Funds”). The Underlying Funds were designed to reduce the effects of backwardation and contango.

The investment objective of the Fund is to have the daily changes in percentage terms of the Shares’ NAV reflect the daily changes in percentage terms of a weighted average (the “Underlying Fund Average”) of the NAVs per share of the Underlying Funds. The Fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing under normal market conditions in the publicly-traded shares of each Underlying Fund so that the Underlying Fund Average will have a weighting of 25% to each Underlying Fund, and the Fund’s assets will be rebalanced, generally on a daily basis, to maintain the approximate 25% allocation to each Underlying Fund.

 

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