An agricultural commodity-oriented ETF has captured my attention recently. The Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) owns the biggest and best agribusiness companies around, and the ETF has been moving up since June.
In addition to its gains during the past several months, MOO provides exposure to what I view as the 50 best companies in the agribusiness sector. This diversification avoids the risk of investing in an individual company, while giving you exposure to dozens of the most profitable and widely held stocks in the market, including Monsanto (MON), Potash (POT) and Mosaic (MOS). In addition, I think more money is headed toward hard assets such as agricultural commodities, as well as gold and silver. If this view proves correct, then MOO could be a logical choice for your portfolio.
However, I am holding off on recommending this fund, since stocks and commodities have been selling off in recent days. However, when conditions improve, you may be enticed by MOO.
As a technical trader, I like to buy positions when they rise above their moving averages and sell them when they fall below. Despite the market’s pullback in recent days, MOO still remains above its 50- and 200-day moving averages, as can be seen by the chart below.
MOO is a clever ticker that helps to identify the fund’s agricultural focus with just three letters. The Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF specifically is intended to replicate, as closely as possible, the price and yield performance of the DAXglobal Agribusiness Index (DXAG). If you have noticed food prices going up at your local grocery store, you understand that food inflation is upon us. If you want to try to profit from that trend, MOO is a fund worth considering.
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