Get Gains From Grains With Agriculture ETF’s (DBA, GRU)

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August 12, 2009 2:54pm ETF BASIC NEWS NYSE:DBA

agriculture“Both short and long-term factors suggest higher agricultural prices,” says Leonard Goodall in No-Load Portfolios. Here, the fund expert looks at a pair of agriculture-based ETFs


“Moreover, current grain supplies are low as compared with demand. These factors point to the possibility of higher grain prices in the months to come.Over the longer term, growing world affluence will increase the consumer demand for good, putting upward pressure on grain prices,” Leonard Goodall Reports From The Stock Advisors.

Here are two agriculture ETF’s Leonard Goodall recommends:

  • PowerShares DB Agriculture ETF (NYSE: DBA) 
  • Elements MLCX Grains Index (NYSE: GRU)

The investment (DBA) seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index – Optimum Yield Agriculture Excess Return. The index is a rules-based index composed of futures contracts on some of the most liquid and widely traded agricultural commodities – corn, wheat, soy beans and sugar. The index is intended to reflect the performance of the agricultural sector. The fund is nondiversified.

Chart for PowerShares DB Agriculture (DBA)

The investment (GRU) seeks to replicate, net of expenses, the MLCX Grains Total Return Index. The index is designed reflect the performance of a fully collateralized investment in the four exchange-traded futures contracts on four physical commodities: corn, soybeans, soy meal and wheat.

Chart for ELEMENTS MLCX Grains Index TR ETN (GRU)

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