Agriculture prices have been on the rise as higher global demand and increased crop failures have tilted the
supply/demand balance towards the farmers lately. Corn, wheat, sugar and soybeans have been on the rise in 2011, with many
investors expecting prices to climb even higher.
Retail investors looking to take advantage of rising farm prices without the luxury of a big trading account with the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange might want to look at a few Agriculture ETFs that are currently available. The
PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund (DBA) invests
in futures contracts on some of the most liquid and widely traded agricultural commodities. The
PowerShares Global Agriculture ETF (PAGG) invests in securities
of the largest and most liquid companies involved in
agriculture and farming-related activities. And the
Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) invests in securities of companies
involved in the agriculture business that are traded on leading global exchanges.