ETFs linked to agricultural commodities surge as supply tightens

A tractor and combine harvester harvesting grain
Going with the grain

Agriculture-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have seen the strongest inflow of any soft commodity over the first part of the year, according to an ETF Securities report.

Commodities such as grain, which are vulnerable to supply shocks linked to macroeconomic events such as poor weather conditions and increased supply demand, have proved to be of interest for investors, with ETFs linked to wheat and leveraged wheat reaching $72 million and US$77 million respectively.

"Wheat in particular has

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