Last Update: 31 October 2022

The best Commodity in the last 30 years is Palladium, that granded a +10.19% annualized return.

The worst is Natural Gas, with a -9.09% annualized return in the last 5 years.

The main Commodities can be easily replicated by ETFs.

Commodity ETF Historical Returns

Commodity ETF Returns, for last 1,3,6 Months and 1,3,5,10,30 years.

Columns are sortable, Commodities are pre-ordered by 30 year return.

COMMODITY - HISTORICAL RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 October 2022
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. US Inflation is updated to Oct 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.75% , 3Y: 5.01% , 5Y: 3.85% , 10Y: 2.57% , 30Y: 2.51%
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 30Y(*)
Palladium
PALL
-14.56 -12.77 -19.45 -7.60 0.45 12.84 11.13 10.19
Brent Oil
BNO
10.51 -6.76 -1.18 35.69 18.18 13.05 -2.64 5.30
Silver
SLV
0.69 -5.78 -16.25 -20.24 1.36 2.22 -5.57 5.29
Gold
GLD
-1.78 -7.43 -14.13 -8.84 2.17 4.71 -0.93 5.10
Copper
CPER
-0.49 -6.22 -23.06 -24.18 7.15 0.45 -1.90 3.52
Platinum
PPLT
7.50 3.47 -1.29 -9.30 -0.78 -0.42 -5.70 3.01
WTI Crude Oil
USO
9.57 -8.35 -7.30 25.16 -7.51 -3.94 -11.91 -2.20
Natural Gas
UNG
-12.83 -28.79 -18.48 10.40 -0.70 -3.15 -13.51 -9.09
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(*) annualized

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class and Commodity Seasonality page.

Commodity ETF Yearly Returns

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COMMODITY - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 October 2022
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. US Inflation is updated to Oct 2022.
ETF 2022(*) 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Palladium
PALL
-2.58 -23.26 25.26 53.94 17.23 55.73
Brent Oil
BNO
44.38 62.34 -38.23 36.01 -15.30 15.43
Silver
SLV
-18.08 -12.45 47.30 14.88 -9.19 5.82
Gold
GLD
-11.14 -4.15 24.81 17.86 -1.94 12.81
Copper
CPER
-25.21 25.22 23.89 6.69 -21.94 28.81
Platinum
PPLT
-4.45 -10.75 10.78 20.85 -14.95 2.38
WTI Crude Oil
USO
31.59 64.68 -67.79 32.61 -19.57 2.47
Natural Gas
UNG
63.17 35.76 -45.43 -31.77 5.96 -37.58
Stocks Bonds Commodities
(*)YTD - 31 October 2022

Commodity ETF Drawdowns

Commodity ETF Maximum Drawdowns, in last 5,10,30 years.

The following table represents Commodity ETF total returns and maximum drawdown in the same period. Columns are sortable.

COMMODITY - TOTAL RETURNS vs DRAWDOWNS (%)
Return: Total Return (%) - DD: Maximum Drawdown (%)
Last Update: 31 October 2022
5Y
10Y
30Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
Palladium
PALL
+82.95 -41.41 +187.39 -46.07 +1737.68 -85.34
Brent Oil
BNO
+84.65 -69.90 -23.44 -84.53 +371.00 -84.77
Silver
SLV
+11.59 -36.79 -43.65 -59.67 +369.75 -72.16
Gold
GLD
+25.89 -18.08 -8.94 -39.18 +345.33 -42.91
Copper
CPER
+2.26 -34.19 -17.44 -47.94 +182.48 -64.54
Platinum
PPLT
-2.06 -30.16 -44.38 -58.82 +143.54 -68.49
WTI Crude Oil
USO
-18.20 -84.60 -71.87 -93.85 -48.70 -97.90
Natural Gas
UNG
-14.80 -75.35 -76.56 -91.34 -94.27 -99.57
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