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 [for more commodity ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].
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|
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.