Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Market Vectors Agribusiness and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
Market Vectors Agribusiness facts
|Total Assets||$5.53 billion|
|Investment Approach||Seeks to replicate the performance of the DAXglobal Agribusiness Index, which is composed of companies involved in the agriculture business that are traded on leading global exchanges.|
|3-Month / 1-Year / 3-Year Returns||9.8% / (11.4%) / 20.1%|
|Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97.5% of the 672 members who have rated Market Vectors Agribusiness believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
As food prices surge around the world it should create renewed interest in agriculture and suppliers to agriculture. Increased food prices and larger margins will allow produces to reinvest into more efficient equipment, benefiting suppliers. Additionally, the shift to Bio fuels is increasing demand for agricultural equipment and chemicals.
But before you run out and start gobbling up shares, some of Market Vectors Agribusiness' peers might actually be better suited to your own individual investing profile.
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