Last Update: 31 December 2021

The best Commodity in the last 25 years is Palladium, that granded a +11.29% annualized return.

The worst is Natural Gas, with a -13.18% 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 1,3,5,10,25 years.

Columns are sortable, Commodities are pre-ordered by 25 year return.

COMMODITY - HISTORICAL RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 December 2021
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. Inflation is updated to Dec 2021. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.12% , 3Y: 3.53% , 5Y: 2.92% , 10Y: 2.12% , 25Y: 2.29%
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) 25Y(*) ▾
Palladium (PALL) +9.48 -1.22 -32.15 -23.26 +13.96 +21.99 +10.56 +11.29
Gold (GLD) +3.30 +4.10 +3.22 -4.15 +12.13 +9.30 +1.18 +6.30
Silver (SLV) +2.14 +4.82 -11.19 -12.45 +14.00 +7.32 -2.23 +6.21
Copper (CPER) +3.82 +8.62 +3.74 +25.22 +18.29 +10.72 +1.05 +5.38
Brent Oil (BNO) +11.82 +1.31 +8.62 +62.34 +10.90 +5.93 -5.63 +4.00
Platinum (PPLT) +3.21 -0.33 -10.33 -10.75 +6.11 +0.80 -4.18 +3.62
Crude Oil (USO) +13.46 +3.42 +8.98 +64.68 -11.07 -10.33 -15.84 -4.57
Natural Gas (UNG) -17.18 -38.05 -4.51 +35.76 -20.35 -19.68 -19.05 -13.18
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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 December 2021
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. Inflation is updated to Dec 2021.
ETF 2021(*) 2020 2019 2018
Palladium (PALL) -23.26 +25.26 +53.94 +17.23
Gold (GLD) -4.15 +24.81 +17.86 -1.94
Silver (SLV) -12.45 +47.30 +14.88 -9.19
Copper (CPER) +25.22 +23.89 +6.69 -21.94
Brent Oil (BNO) +62.34 -38.23 +36.01 -15.30
Platinum (PPLT) -10.75 +10.78 +20.85 -14.95
Crude Oil (USO) +64.68 -67.79 +32.61 -19.57
Natural Gas (UNG) +35.76 -45.43 -31.77 +5.96
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(*)YTD - 31 December 2021

Commodity ETF Drawdowns

Commodity ETF Maximum Drawdowns, in last 5,10,25 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 December 2021
5Y
10Y
25Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
Palladium (PALL) +170.16 -41.42 +172.88 -46.07 +1348.61 -85.34
Gold (GLD) +55.97 -13.73 +12.48 -40.97 +360.46 -42.90
Silver (SLV) +42.36 -24.87 -20.16 -61.10 +351.12 -72.16
Copper (CPER) +66.42 -34.19 +11.06 -49.98 +270.55 -64.54
Brent Oil (BNO) +33.35 -69.89 -43.97 -84.52 +166.48 -84.75
Platinum (PPLT) +4.04 -30.87 -34.77 -58.99 +143.53 -68.48
Crude Oil (USO) -42.02 -84.60 -82.17 -94.16 -68.98 -97.90
Natural Gas (UNG) -66.57 -75.39 -87.92 -91.34 -97.08 -99.57
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