Jared Cummans: This year marked somewhat of a slowdown for the ETF industry as only 174 new funds were brought to market; 2011 saw more than 300 fund introductions and 2010 saw over 200. But this could also just be a sign that the exchange-traded world has reached a maturity point, and there simply is no need for a massive wave of new products year after year. In 2012, we saw plenty of innovation, with a number of unique products that offer strategies that can be found nowhere else in the investing world, especially on the commodity side of the equation.
Below, we outline the 18 commodity ETFs that launched in 2012.
|Name||Ticker||Expense Ratio||Inception Date|
|3x Long Crude ETN||UWTI||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|3x Inverse Crude ETN||DWTI||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|3x Long Brent Crude ETN||UOIL||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|3x Inverse Brent Crude ETN||DOIL||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|3x Long Natural Gas ETN||UGAZ||1.65%||2/8/2012|
|3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN||DGAZ||1.65%||2/8/2012|
|2x Inverse Copper ETN||SCPR||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|2x Long Copper ETN||LCPR||1.35%||2/8/2012|
|Teucrium Agricultural Fund||TAGS||0.32%||3/28/2012|
|United States Agriculture Index Fund||USAG||0.80%||4/13/2012|
|DJ-UBS Commodity Index 2-4-6 Blended Futures ETN||BLND||0.70%||4/26/2012|
|STREAM S&P Dynamic Roll Global Commodities Fund||BNPC||0.65%||6/4/2012|
|United States Metals Index Fund||USMI||0.70%||6/19/2012|
|Rogers Enhanced Precious Metals ETN||RGRP||0.95%||11/15/2012|
|Rogers Enhanced Industrial Metals ETN||RGRI||0.95%||11/15/2012|
|Rogers Enhanced Energy ETN||RGRE||0.95%||11/15/2012|
|Rogers Enhanced Commodity ETN||RGRC||0.95%||11/15/2012|
|Rogers Enhanced Agriculture ETN||RGRA||0.95%||11/15/2012|
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