Top 100 Commodity, Materials and Energy ETF’s

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Date posted: 02.25.2010 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (10 Comments)

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I have written a few series about ETF’s but this time I went for another side of the story! I have been public about my good feelings for ETF’s and why they will eventually take over mutual funds but one of the most amazing things is how many different things can be done with ETF’s! You can do leveraged, inverse or straight but also invest in commodities in general or in a specific one like Oil, Gold, Copper and so many others!!

You can compare the fees charged by each but also returns and obviously this might give you a few different investment ideas!  Will you need more research? Obviously yes! But this can be a good starting point to finding the best ETF’s for 2010!

So without further wait, here are the ETF’s divided by sub-categories!


Lots of believers here think that as the global population continues to grow, foods like rice, soybeans and sugar will become in demand with little flexibility in supply… Resulting in prices going up!!!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
NFLXNetflix Inc349.88129.3946.27-6.5121.23.4424.661.275.1726.73N/A
PPandora Media Inc23.43N/A48.92-11.17132.524.062.471.943.54N/AN/A


Instead of investing in one specific commodity and trying to pick the right one, many choose to go for broad indexes as countries like China buy up everything available pushing all prices up. That is basically what has been happening in the past few years! This is also a play on the dollar as commodities are generally inversely correlated to the dollar!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg GrowthSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
MSFTMicrosoft Corp40.1214.3113.858.745.63.5310.580.879.38.5617.018.5617.01
AOLAOL Inc37.1220.9814.74-21.545.853.928.63129.9-6.8158.85-6.8158.85


There was a recession but as thongs get back to normal we will get back to the debates about energy and the lack of it compared to exploding demand:

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg Growth
EXPEExpedia Inc73.331.0916.35.2518.383.8515.371.0735.3713.81
TZOOTravelzoo Inc19.2518.4216.67-9.294.673.672.060.7210.3612.53


The resource that makes the headlines! It is volatile, makes the world run and is in short supply (even to those who do not believe in peak oil!)!

TickerNamePriceDividend YieldPayout RatioEx-Dvd Date
WINWindstream Holdings Inc9.9610.04250.779/26/2014
DODiamond Offshore Drilling Inc49.637.0588.697/31/2014
FTRFrontier Communications Corp5.846.85362.429/9/2014
RIGTransocean Ltd45.036.6663.798/20/2014
CTLCenturyLink Inc36.25.97#VALUE!9/4/2014
ESVEnsco PLC55.575.436.99/11/2014
HCPHCP Inc41.385.27106.928/7/2014
TAT&T Inc35.365.253.137/8/2014
HCNHealth Care REIT Inc62.675.073110.778/7/2014
TETECO Energy Inc18.484.7696.668/12/2014
DRIDarden Restaurants Inc46.274.75157.317/8/2014
KMIKinder Morgan Inc/DE36.264.63135.027/31/2014
SOSouthern Co/The45.384.63107.367/31/2014
MOAltria Group Inc41.944.5881.439/15/2014
VTRVentas Inc64.14.52164.069/11/2014
NENoble Corp plc33.564.4725.28/7/2014
PMPhilip Morris International Inc84.314.4667.719/23/2014
RAIReynolds American Inc60.354.4479.19/10/2014
SPLSStaples Inc10.844.4344.269/24/2014
EDConsolidated Edison Inc57.744.3667.898/11/2014
PBCTPeople's United Financial Inc15.174.3587.677/30/2014
VZVerizon Communications Inc48.934.3351.737/8/2014
DUKDuke Energy Corp74.194.2182.388/13/2014
PPLPPL Corp35.534.1979.799/9/2014
FEFirstEnergy Corp34.724.15245.238/5/2014
ETREntergy Corp82.094.0483.118/11/2014
LOLorillard Inc60.974.0369.928/27/2014
COHCoach Inc34.193.9533.739/10/2014
POMPepco Holdings Inc27.483.93245.459/12/2014
PNWPinnacle West Capital Corp57.843.9360.317/30/2014
KIMKimco Realty Corp22.983.92174.489/29/2014
AEEAmeren Corp40.883.9175.819/8/2014
PCLPlum Creek Timber Co Inc45.13.9135.518/13/2014
MATMattel Inc38.973.955.28/25/2014
SCGSCANA Corp53.813.960.39/10/2014
WMBWilliams Cos Inc/The58.213.85222.629/10/2014
TEGIntegrys Energy Group Inc71.133.8261.888/27/2014
PCGPG&E Corp48.023.79100.6110/3/2014
CNPCenterPoint Energy Inc25.543.72114.158/14/2014
MACMacerich Co/The66.753.72208.328/20/2014
XELXcel Energy Inc32.233.7258.439/23/2014
CINFCincinnati Financial Corp48.043.6652.229/15/2014
PEGPublic Service Enterprise Group Inc40.793.6358.579/5/2014
AEPAmerican Electric Power Co Inc55.773.5964.468/8/2014
TGTTarget Corp57.953.5953.328/18/2014
GASAGL Resources Inc55.033.5670.938/20/2014
DTEDTE Energy Co77.873.5468.539/11/2014
LEGLeggett & Platt Inc34.283.587.719/12/2014
PFEPfizer Inc29.683.557.687/30/2014
KRFTKraft Foods Group Inc59.953.545.057/9/2014
CACA Inc28.743.4850.399/14/2014
CMSCMS Energy Corp31.153.4759.698/6/2014
FCXFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc36.53.4284.827/11/2014
EXCExelon Corp36.483.473.558/15/2014
CVCCablevision Systems Corp17.653.4122.868/21/2014
NAVINavient Corp17.713.39#VALUE!9/3/2014
CAGConAgra Foods Inc29.683.37140.97/30/2014
PAYXPaychex Inc41.563.3783.788/1/2014
DDominion Resources Inc/VA71.523.3672.888/27/2014
GEGeneral Electric Co26.283.3553.119/25/2014
WMWaste Management Inc44.733.35696.949/5/2014
WECWisconsin Energy Corp46.923.3256.968/13/2014
NUNortheast Utilities47.273.3259.459/11/2014
GMGeneral Motors Co36.33.3109/12/2014
LMTLockheed Martin Corp160.733.31528/28/2014
OKEONEOK Inc68.083.29114.418/6/2014
PGProcter & Gamble Co/The78.593.2856.757/16/2014
CVXChevron Corp130.553.2834.898/13/2014
PSAPublic Storage171.353.27105.029/8/2014
GMEGameStop Corp40.473.2637.218/28/2014
AVBAvalonBay Communities Inc142.193.26932.949/30/2014
CLXClorox Co/The91.43.2460.067/21/2014
HASHasbro Inc53.053.2472.887/30/2014
AIVApartment Investment & Management Co32.273.22335.828/13/2014
MCDMcDonald's Corp100.743.2255.58/29/2014
PLDPrologis Inc41.093.21288.829/11/2014
EQREquity Residential633.17#VALUE!9/18/2014
SESpectra Energy Corp42.483.15798/6/2014
LLYEli Lilly & Co62.173.1544.898/13/2014
GRMNGarmin Ltd60.93.1557.449/11/2014
SPGSimon Property Group Inc166.283.13111.968/11/2014
GISGeneral Mills Inc52.543.1253.417/8/2014
SYYSysco Corp37.453.165.9910/8/2014
CSCOCisco Systems Inc24.853.0633.169/30/2014
IRMIron Mountain Inc35.453.05213.919/24/2014
MRKMerck & Co Inc57.853.04116.539/11/2014
STXSeagate Technology PLC56.823.0328.188/14/2014
KMBKimberly-Clark Corp111.223.0258.089/3/2014
NUENucor Corp49.253.0196.749/30/2014
ABBVAbbVie Inc56.442.9876.997/11/2014
BMYBristol-Myers Squibb Co48.512.9790.4410/8/2014
KSSKohl's Corp52.682.9633.979/2/2014
PEPPepsiCo Inc89.342.9351.29/3/2014
MCHPMicrochip Technology Inc48.812.9171.148/19/2014
INTCIntel Corp30.92.9146.568/4/2014
FFord Motor Co17.242.9227/28/2014
KOCoca-Cola Co/The42.362.8857.859/17/2014
DOWDow Chemical Co/The51.462.8834.449/26/2014
BAXBaxter International Inc72.32.8849.79/3/2014

Natural Gas

Think oil is volatile? Try natural gas which has been gaining popularity in recent years thanks to speculators mainly!! UNG has made more headlines than any other commodity ETF but as you can see below, there are other options!

OMCOmnicom Group IncDividend increase from $0.40 to $0.50, a 25% increase

Dirty energy and nuclear

I know, they are not the same but just for presentation purposes, I am presenting them together. Think coal is dead? You are dead wrong and these ETF’s will be proof of that!

TickerNameSharesJune 17 2014 PriceJune 17 2014 Values
OMCOmnicom Group Inc32$70.37$2,251.84
MSFTMicrosoft Corp74$41.68$3,084.32
JCIJohnson Controls Inc42$49.84$2,093.28
PEPPepsiCo Inc/NC30$87.28$2,618.40
ETNEaton Corp33$76.16$2,513.28
DOVDover Corp26$89.41$2,324.66
ITWIllinois Tool Works Inc29$87.97$2,551.13
XLNXXilinx Inc39$47.47$1,851.33
SJMJM Smucker Co/The21$106.10$2,228.10
BLKBlackRock Inc13$312.05$4,056.65
TROWT Rowe Price Group Inc31$82.73$2,564.63
OXYOccidental Petroleum Corp24$102.74$2,465.76
XOMExxon Mobil Corp21$102.42$2,150.82
ADIAnalog Devices Inc46$55.70$2,562.20
HASHasbro Inc31$52.41$1,624.71
MATMattel Inc45$38.65$1,739.25
BAXBaxter International26$73.17$1,902.42
IVZInvesco Ltd69$37.35$2,577.15
TXNTexas Instruments Inc32$48.26$1,544.32
VWOVanguard FTSE Emerging Markets61$43.36$2,644.96
BNDVanguard Total Bond Market34$81.62$2,775.08

Clean Energy

Are you green? You might be tempted of investing in these for social reasons but as the environment becomes more important, clean energy companies will benefit big time, the big question is when…

TickerNamePriceDividend YieldPayout RatioDiluted EPS 5Y GrDvd 5Y GrDVD 1Y GrSales 5Y GrDebt to Mkt CapP/EIndustry
ESVEnsco PLC49.5556.0736.916.9690.3753.8533.710.418.51Oil&Gas Drilling
CVXChevron Corp122.623.4934.8932.039.38109.570.111.89Oil Comp-Integrated
OXYOccidental Petroleum Corp95.583.0234.945.7715.5816.8116.220.0913.63Oil Comp-Explor&Prodtn
CPACopa Holdings SA137.442.823.9726.4154.2143.4118.470.1713.05Airlines
XOMExxon Mobil Corp100.822.7434.3120.89.7510.2612.640.0513.71Oil Comp-Integrated
TXNTexas Instruments Inc45.742.6355.271025.7422.3735.639.460.1121.5Electronic Compo-Semicon


Gold has been discussed over and over here and elsehwere, it remains very debated and has lost a lot of value in recent months but as inflation threats remain, it will remain a very discussed investment. Among possibilities are GLD, by far the biggest ETF on this list!

TickerNamePriceDividend YieldPayout RatioEx-Dvd Date
WINWindstream Holdings Inc9.5710.45250.776/26/2014
RIGTransocean Ltd42.497.0663.798/20/2014
FTRFrontier Communications Corp5.796.91362.426/5/2014
DODiamond Offshore Drilling Inc51.066.8588.697/31/2014
CTLCenturyLink Inc37.675.73N/A6/5/2014
ESVEnsco PLC52.665.736.96/5/2014
HCPHCP Inc41.755.22106.928/7/2014
TAT&T Inc35.475.1953.137/9/2014
TETECO Energy Inc17.275.196.668/12/2014
HCNHealth Care REIT Inc63.235.033110.778/7/2014
KMIKinder Morgan Inc/DE33.395.03138.487/31/2014
SOSouthern Co/The43.784.8107.367/31/2014
NENoble Corp plc31.464.7725.28/7/2014
TEGIntegrys Energy Group Inc57.994.6961.888/27/2014
MOAltria Group Inc41.564.6281.436/12/2014
PBCTPeople's United Financial Inc14.374.5987.677/30/2014
EDConsolidated Edison Inc55.014.5867.898/11/2014
RAIReynolds American Inc59.634.4978.666/6/2014
ETREntergy Corp75.424.483.118/11/2014
DUKDuke Energy Corp71.084.3982.388/13/2014
DRIDarden Restaurants Inc50.124.3964.097/7/2014
VTRVentas Inc66.84.34164.066/4/2014
SPLSStaples Inc11.254.2744.266/25/2014
FEFirstEnergy Corp33.824.26245.238/5/2014
PPLPPL Corp35.094.2579.796/6/2014
PMPhilip Morris International Inc88.544.2567.716/24/2014
VZVerizon Communications Inc49.964.2451.737/9/2014
PNWPinnacle West Capital Corp55.424.160.317/31/2014
AEEAmeren Corp39.354.0775.816/9/2014
SCGSCANA Corp524.0460.36/6/2014
PCGPG&E Corp45.873.97100.616/30/2014
LOLorillard Inc62.173.9669.928/27/2014
CNPCenterPoint Energy Inc24.123.94114.158/14/2014
KIMKimco Realty Corp22.923.93174.487/1/2014
MATMattel Inc38.833.9155.28/25/2014
XELXcel Energy Inc30.763.958.436/17/2014
POMPepco Holdings Inc27.73.9245.456/6/2014
PCLPlum Creek Timber Co Inc45.13.9135.518/13/2014
NAVINavient Corp15.83.8N/A6/4/2014
PEGPublic Service Enterprise Group Inc38.963.858.576/4/2014
MACMacerich Co/The66.043.76208.328/20/2014
AEPAmerican Electric Power Co Inc53.353.7564.468/8/2014
GASAGL Resources Inc53.383.6770.938/20/2014
FCXFreeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc34.053.6784.827/10/2014
CMSCMS Energy Corp29.753.6359.698/6/2014
WMBWilliams Cos Inc/The46.963.62222.626/11/2014
CINFCincinnati Financial Corp49.023.5952.226/16/2014
LEGLeggett & Platt Inc33.923.5487.716/11/2014
KRFTKraft Foods Group Inc59.463.5345.056/26/2014
PFEPfizer Inc29.633.5157.688/6/2014
IGTInternational Game Technology12.553.5132.746/17/2014
GMEGameStop Corp37.853.4937.216/2/2014
CACA Inc28.693.4950.399/14/2014
CVXChevron Corp122.793.4934.898/13/2014
DDominion Resources Inc/VA68.963.4872.888/27/2014
IRMIron Mountain Inc31.143.47213.916/23/2014
GMGeneral Motors Co34.583.4706/6/2014
OKEONEOK Inc64.493.47114.418/6/2014
NUNortheast Utilities45.43.4659.459/11/2014
DTEDTE Energy Co76.123.4468.536/12/2014
WECWisconsin Energy Corp45.523.4356.968/13/2014
PAYXPaychex Inc41.113.4183.788/1/2014
CVCCablevision Systems Corp17.633.4122.868/21/2014
EXCExelon Corp36.833.3773.558/15/2014
WMWaste Management Inc44.683.36696.946/4/2014
COHCoach Inc40.713.3233.736/4/2014
CLXClorox Co/The89.623.360.067/21/2014
AIVApartment Investment & Management Co31.483.3335.828/13/2014
SESpectra Energy Corp40.583.3798/6/2014
INTCIntel Corp27.323.2946.568/7/2014
GEGeneral Electric Co26.793.2953.116/19/2014
AVBAvalonBay Communities Inc141.843.27932.946/26/2014
LLYEli Lilly & Co59.863.2744.898/15/2014
GRMNGarmin Ltd58.913.2657.446/13/2014
PSAPublic Storage172.383.26105.026/11/2014
LMTLockheed Martin Corp163.653.25528/28/2014
EQREquity Residential61.83.24N/A6/19/2014
HASHasbro Inc53.73.272.887/30/2014
STXSeagate Technology PLC53.733.228.188/14/2014
MCDMcDonald's Corp101.433.1955.58/29/2014
PGProcter & Gamble Co/The80.793.1956.757/16/2014
PLDPrologis Inc41.513.18288.826/9/2014
SPGSimon Property Group Inc166.463.12112.098/11/2014
CAGConAgra Foods Inc32.33.152.557/30/2014
SYYSysco Corp37.533.0965.997/1/2014
WUWestern Union Co/The16.173.0934.726/12/2014
ABBVAbbVie Inc54.333.0976.997/9/2014
CSCOCisco Systems Inc24.623.0933.167/1/2014
MRKMerck & Co Inc57.863.04116.536/12/2014
FFord Motor Co16.443.04227/28/2014
TGTTarget Corp56.763.0353.328/18/2014
KMBKimberly-Clark Corp112.352.9958.086/4/2014
MCHPMicrochip Technology Inc47.62.9988.798/19/2014
GISGeneral Mills Inc54.932.9946.797/7/2014
KOCoca-Cola Co/The40.912.9857.856/12/2014
NEENextEra Energy Inc97.362.9865.238/27/2014
PEPPepsiCo Inc88.332.9751.26/4/2014
RSGRepublic Services Inc35.42.9460.876/27/2014
IPInternational Paper Co47.632.9441.058/15/2014


Not much explanation required, if you believe the economy is back on track, you will want to get your hands on materials!

TickerNamePriceDividend YieldPayout Ratio
LOLorillard Inc62.173.9669.92
CVXChevron Corp122.793.4934.89
NENoble Corp plc31.464.7725.2
INTCIntel Corp27.323.2946.56
ESVEnsco PLC52.665.736.9


Every time you hear about China’s massive city buildings, try to picture all the metals involved! They are more and more in demand with often very limited supplies!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
ADBEAdobe Systems Inc66.91112.3532.4911.46-7.913.8913.260.948.095.25-8.22
FBFacebook Inc62.583.9334.4715.1854.694.636.530.683.25N/AN/A


Because it has gained so much importance in recent years, silver warrants a category of its own!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueEarningsMkt CapRevenue/Share
TWTRTwitter Inc41.33N/A155.86-34.38109.793.284.988/15/201424.74B3.51
FBFacebook Inc66.2961.8136.2521.5954.694.636.537/23/2014170.53B3.25


I had written about water a while back, it remains one of the promising areas and is viewed increasingly as a “commodity”

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
AAPLApple Inc95.2215.913.6719.959.24.2319.920.926.3941.2353.24
YELPYelp Inc70.62N/A80.032.8469.364.396.992.023.55N/AN/A


And finally, those that do not fit any other category

INTCIntel Corp
NENoble Corp plc
CVXChevron Corp
LOLorillard Inc
COHCoach Inc
SPGSimon Property Group Inc

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  1. Comment by OneDay — February 25, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    WOW that’s amazing. I’m surprised there are so many choices!! Thank you for all the information. I like the fact that it is categorized. Because there are a lot, at least I can start to choose which commodity/material/energy I want to invest in 😉 From all of these, which ETF would you pick?

  2. Comment by Daddy Paul — March 3, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    This is a great list. Thank you. I am bookmarking.

  3. Comment by IS — March 6, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    @OneDay – Difficult call really. At the start of the year, I did two commodity picks (JNJ & UNG), one turned great and the other has been a disaster… I’d probably stick to a general commodity ETF in a long term trading account (retirement or so)

    @ Daddy Paul – Glad you liked 🙂

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  6. Comment by Carla — March 22, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    This is an awesome list!

  7. Comment by IS — March 26, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    @Carla – Thank you:)

  8. Comment by Stainless Steel Sheet — April 27, 2010 @ 4:09 am

    Impressive post. Thanks for the relevant information.

  9. Comment by Martin — December 1, 2010 @ 2:20 am


    What a useful page! Please do lots of folk a favour and provide periodic updates.

    Trying to research EFTs remains a tiresome and frustrating process. I’m getting the impression that EFTs with a a decent Market Capital Size are inconsistent (in terms of price improvement) over extended time trames of 2 years or more.

    The main ‘put-off’ with many EFTs that are currently performing well, is often their very small Market Capital (i.e. Under $100m) and the associated lack of ‘trading liquidity’ which often accompanies ‘low market capital’ investments.

    As I write, it’s the 1st December 2010. I’ve been comparing EFT Performance in the Natural Resources Sector, against that of (a) Investment Trusts, (b) OEIC (Open Ended Investment Companies) and (c) other kinds of Managed Funds. I want to determine if ‘price performance’ (combined with the low cost base of EFTs) makes them a preferable investment vehicle to the kind of managed funds mentioned above.

    I’ve entered ticker codes taken from your page into Morning Star’s Stock Quotes Service and looked at the one year and three year price and percentage changes.

    Conclusion: I think I’m going to concentrate my research on the Managed Solutions offered by Investment Trusts and OEICs as – for the most part – I’ve struggled to find consistency of performance over one year and three year time spans for the +$100m M/Cap EFTs I’ve looked at.

    One Exception (at present) is Ticker DBP (PowerShares DB Precious Metals). However, on closer investigation, it seems that this EFT is limited to tracking just two precious metals (Gold & Silver) and ignores others – including Rare Earths. For my money, such a limited focus is simply too narrow. Hope this input interests / helps someone.



  10. Comment by IS — December 3, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    @Martin – Thanks for the feedback. I think it will be interesting to compare some of these returns and I would be very interested to hear what your research has come up with. I will be updating this later this month:)

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