These are the 10 best performing broad commodity basket funds – 24/7 Wall St.

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Investing in commodities can offer an attractive return over a relatively short period of time, but it is also more risky. One way to reduce risk is to invest in broad commodity basket funds. These funds invest in a diversified basket of commodities, including grains, minerals, metals, livestock, etc. Additionally, these funds invest in commodities either directly or through commodity-linked derivatives. Let’s take a look at the 10 best performing broad commodity basket funds.

10 Best Performing Broad Commodity Basket Funds

We used one-year performance data for broad-based commodity funds (from money.usnews.com) to come up with the 10 best performing broad-based commodity funds.

  1. Credit Suisse Trust Commodity Ret St Pt (CCRSX, 25%)

Credit Suisse Trust Commodity Return Strategy Portfolio (MUTF:CCRSX) invests primarily in a combination of commodity-related derivatives and fixed income securities. It has gained more than 18% in the past six months and almost 15% in the past three years. CCRSX has over $600 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.05. The two main holdings of the fund are: Credit Suisse Trust Cayman Com and United States Treasury Notes 1.09685%.

  1. Vanguard Commodity Strategy Fund (VCMDX, 26%)

Vanguard Commodity Strategy Fund Admiral Shares (MUTF:VCMDX) invests primarily in commodity-related investments. It has gained nearly 16% over the past six months and more than 19% over the past three years. VCMDX has over $2.20 billion in total assets and an expense ratio of 0.20. This fund has invested heavily in US Treasuries.

  1. PGIM Quant Solutions Commodity Strats Fd (PQCMX, 26%)

PGIM Quant Solutions Commodity Strategies Fund (MUTF:PQCMX) aims to generate returns in excess of the Bloomberg Commodity Index by investing in exchange-traded futures and exchange-traded futures. It has gained nearly 22% over the past six months and nearly 17% over the past three years. PQCMX has over $76 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 0.56. The two top holdings in the fund are: US Treasury Bills 1.13409% and US Treasury Bills 0.06755%.

  1. DoubleLine Strategic Commodities Fund (DBCMX, 26%)

DoubleLine Strategic Commodity Fund (MUTF:DBCMX) generally invests in derivative contracts relating to commodities, securities or other instruments. It has gained nearly 19% over the past six months and more than 14% over the past three years. DBCMX has over $200 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.11. The two main holdings of the fund are: United States Treasury Bills 0% and Doubleline Strategic Commodity Ltd.

  1. Columbia Commodity Strategy Fund (CCSAX, 27%)

Columbia Commodity Strategy Fund (MUTF:CCSAX) invests in commodity futures, structured notes and/or swaps. It has gained more than 19% over the past six months and nearly 17% over the past three years. CCSAX has over $370 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.13. The fund’s top three holdings are: Columbia Short-Term Cash, Gold Future Dec 22 and Natural Gas Jan 23.

  1. AQR Risk-Balanced Commodities Strat Fund (ARCIX, 27%)

AQR Risk-Balanced Commodities Strategy Fund (MUTF:ARCIX) invests in various sectors of commodities, fixed income securities and money market instruments. It has gained more than 17% in the last six months and more than 25% in the last three years. ARCIX has over $500 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.02. The two main holdings of the fund are: Limited Use Cash Investment and Ubs Relationship Fds.

  1. Goldman Sachs Commodity Strategy Fund (GSCAX, 29%)

Goldman Sachs Commodity Strategy Fund (MUTF:GSCAX) invests in commodity markets by investing in a wholly owned subsidiary of the fund organized as a company governed by the laws of the Cayman Islands, Cayman Commodity-CSF, Ltd. It has gained nearly 21% over the past six months and more than 8% over the past three years. GSCAX has over $950 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 0.93. The two top holdings in the fund are: US Treasury Bills 0.01 and Cayman Commodity Csf, Ltd.

  1. Catalyst/Millburn Dynamic Cmdty Stgy Fd (DCXAX, 33%)

Catalyst/Millburn Dynamic Commodity Strategy Fund (MUTF:DCXAX) invests in commodity futures, options on futures and common stock futures. It has gained more than 25% in the last six months and more than 5% in the last three years. DCXAX has over $23 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 2.33. The three main holdings of the fund are: Chcsf Fund Ltd, First American Government Obligs U and Utilities Select Sector SPDR® ETF.

  1. PIMCO CommoditiesPLUS® Strategic Fund (PCLAX, 38%)

PIMCO CommoditiesPLUS® Strategy Fund (MUTF:PCLAX) normally invests in commodity-related derivative instruments. It has gained nearly 27% over the past six months and nearly 20% over the past three years. PCLAX has over $3.80 billion in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.19. The fund’s three main holdings are: Pimco Cayman Commodity Fund Iii Ltd, Pimco Fds and Federal National Mortgage Association 4%.

  1. Rydex Commodities Strategy Fund (RYMEX, 42%)

Rydex Commodities Fund (MUTF:RYMEX) aims to deliver investment results in line with the performance of the S&P GSCI® Commodity Index. It has gained over 34% over the past six months and over 13.25% over the past three years. RYMEX has over $16 million in total assets and an expense ratio of 1.66. The fund’s three main holdings are: Federal Home Loan Banks, Federal Home Loan Banks 0.13%, Federal Home Loan Banks 0.27%.

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