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Agriculture ETF’s are designed to enable investors to gain exposure to a total return investment in agriculture commodities futures contracts by tracking the Bloomberg Agriculture Subindex 3 months frowns and providing collateral yield which is backed by swaps. Agriculture is the science and art of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that enabled people to live in cities, the history of agriculture began thousands of years ago. Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the growth of any state the primary sector of any economy comprises agricultural and other activities which contributes a significant amount to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), agriculture provides raw materials to many industries which form the backbone of the nation. Most importantly, it helps a nation to strive by providing food and other agrarian products. The foremost advantage is that food is being produced in appreciable abundance, food production creates additional industries: seed development and production; crop protection services; equipment retailers and service providers; grain handling and processing services; livestock processing plants; transportation; and retailers of various description. Employment for millions of people around the world.
* Lower costs: ETFs generally have lower costs than other investment products because most ETFs are not actively managed and because ETFs are insulated from the costs of having to buy and sell securities to accommodate shareholder purchases and redemptions. ETFs typically have lower marketing, distribution and accounting expenses, and most ETFs do not have 12b-1 fess.
* Buying and selling flexibility: ETFs can be bought and sold at current market prices at any time during the trading day, unlike mutual funds and unit investment trusts, which can only be traded at the end of the trading day. As publicly traded securities, their shares can be purchased on margin and sold short, enabling the use of hedging strategies, and traded using stop orders and limit orders, which allow investors to specify the price points at which they are willing to trade.
* Tax efficiency: ETFs generally generate relatively low capital gains, because they typically have low turnover of their portfolio securities. While this is an advantage they share with other index funds, their tax efficiency is further enhanced because they do not have to sell securities to meet investor redemptions.
* Market exposure and diversification: ETFs provide an economical way to rebalance portfolio allocations and to "equitize" cash by investing it quickly. An index ETF inherently provides diversification across an entire index. ETFs offer exposure to a diverse variety of markets, including broad-based indices, broad-based international and country-specific indices, industry sector-specific indices, bond indices, and commodities.
* Transparency: ETFs, whether index funds or actively managed, have transparent portfolios and are priced at frequent intervals throughout the trading day.