VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) - NYSEARCA
  • Nov. 5, 2012, 2:44 PM
    The Q4 potash market will lag due to delayed contracts in India and China into 2013, which has led Potash (POT) to an inventory shutdown, but North American demand remains normal despite worries that farmers would use less potash due to early harvest and drought, Dundee Capital's Carolyn Dennis says. Overall potash demand growth will exceed 3% in the coming years, she says.
    | Nov. 5, 2012, 2:44 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 5, 2012, 2:20 PM

    If you want to invest in commodities, writes Josh Brown, do you buy the physical (through an ETF) or the producers? His preference is the physical as the producers can often be counted on to issue secondaries or grant massive stock options just at the time when a bull market makes things fun (sounds familiar to fans of gold miners).

    | Nov. 5, 2012, 2:20 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 2, 2012, 9:53 AM
    The Agribusiness ETF (MOO -0.1%) hangs in there despite significant declines in 2 of its top 5 holdings - Potash and Mosaic - after the latter's disappointing earnings and less-than-stellar guidance.
    | Oct. 2, 2012, 9:53 AM
  • Sep. 13, 2012, 11:20 AM
    Given the drought, scary-low ending grain stocks, and record farm incomes, how much longer will the companies selling stuff to farmers underperform the broader market? The Agribusiness ETF (MOO) has had a decent summer, but has fallen behind the S&P by 2000 basis points over the last year. Top holdings include: Monsanto, Potash, and Deere.
    | Sep. 13, 2012, 11:20 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 1, 2012, 12:20 PM

    Price spikes in corn tend to be followed by consolidation periods lasting several months, but even if the easy money has been made, Ned Davis Research says specialty chemicals should still outperform. Stocks with high sensitivity to the price of corn - including POT, MOS, CF and ROC - have beaten the S&P 500 by an average ~25% in the year after a corn spike.

    | Aug. 1, 2012, 12:20 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 4, 2012, 10:14 AM

    Corn and wheat may be trading near ten-month highs, but farmers are hardly profiting. With razor-thin margins and food crops priced well-below the cost of production, many growers are quitting. From the U.S. to Australia, from beef to vegetables, farmers globally are facing the same crunch.

    | Jul. 4, 2012, 10:14 AM | 16 Comments
  • Jul. 3, 2012, 11:57 AM

    Ag sector stocks are trading strong on the heels of yesterday's USDA crop progress report that showed worsening conditions in corn and soybeans, citing hot and dry weather across the U.S. Also possibly helping is National Bank's upgrade (I, II) on shares of Potash (POT +2.1%) and Agrium (AGU +3.3%). Also: MOS +2.3%, CF +3.1%, IPI +3.5%.

    | Jul. 3, 2012, 11:57 AM
  • Jun. 29, 2012, 12:49 PM
    "Sell, Mortimer sell!" It's raining on LaSalle Street. Corn gives up big early gains as rain hits the home of the CBOT - a possible break in the brutal drought covering a good portion of the Midwest. CORN +16.8% this month.
    | Jun. 29, 2012, 12:49 PM | 3 Comments
  • Jun. 29, 2012, 10:39 AM
    2012 corn planted is estimated at 96.4M acres, says the USDA, +5% Y/Y and the highest planted acreage since 1937. Soybeans are estimated at 76.1M acres, the 3rd highest on record. Though both figures are higher than trade expectations, planted acres are not the same as harvested acres, and the drought continues. Corn and beans are sharply higher in early trade.
    | Jun. 29, 2012, 10:39 AM
  • Jun. 22, 2012, 12:46 PM

    As demand for commodities sinks, the global farm sector presents an investment opportunity, Jefferies says. Initial USDA yield estimates probably are overstated given warmer weather and deteriorating crop conditions, the firm says, and crop prices likely will remain above long-term averages and well above cash breakeven. Favorite stocks: AGCO, SYT, GPRE.

    | Jun. 22, 2012, 12:46 PM
  • Jun. 12, 2012, 2:30 AM

    Food may be the next commodities boom. A growing world population and changing food preferences in emerging economies could prompt a surge in demand for agricultural products, and a recent flurry of M&A activity in the agribusiness sector suggests commodity firms are trying to position themselves ahead of the possible boom.

    | Jun. 12, 2012, 2:30 AM
  • Apr. 25, 2012, 12:54 PM

    Agriculture stocks are climbing after Mosaic (MOS +4.1%) raised expectations for fertilizer sales to the top end of its previous forecast. Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO +1.7%) bounces back from yesterday's loss on news that a California dairy cow tested positive for mad cow disease. POT +3.7%, CF +3.5%, AGU +2.7%.

    | Apr. 25, 2012, 12:54 PM
  • Apr. 10, 2012, 8:50 AM
    One reason for the continued bullishness on corn is a 4.3M ton reduction in world ending stocks thanks to higher-than-expected feed use demand out of China. Higher incomes = higher demand for meat. (earlier USDA report)
    | Apr. 10, 2012, 8:50 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 10, 2012, 8:44 AM
    The USDA sees corn ending stocks unchanged from last month's estimate of 801M bushels. Soybean ending stocks are reduced to 250M bushels from 275M, wheat to 793M from 825M. It's a slightly bearish number for corn as consensus was looking for lower stocks, but owners of the grain don't appear to be in a mood to sell yet. Wheat and beans are indicated to open solidly higher.
    | Apr. 10, 2012, 8:44 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 9, 2012, 3:51 PM

    The USDA is expected to report tomorrow expected corn stockpiles at summer's end will be 37% below last year, and possibly the lowest level ever relative to usage. "There will be no relief for consumers until later this year," says an ag economist, and that's only if high prices (and good weather) lead to a bumper crop. MOS -7% in the past month? What gives?

    | Apr. 9, 2012, 3:51 PM | 8 Comments
  • Apr. 2, 2012, 12:10 PM

    Farmers are expanding plantings into previously off-limit conservation lands as high prices make crops more profitable than re-upping with the Conservation Reserve Program. The idled land will take years of investment, plowing, and fertilizer application before becoming productive enough to be profitable again.

    | Apr. 2, 2012, 12:10 PM | 4 Comments
MOO Description
VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the MVIS Global Agribusiness Index (MVMOOTR), which is intended to track the overall performance of companies involved in: (i) agri-chemicals, animal health and fertilizers, seeds and traits, (ii) farm/irrigation equipment and farm machinery and/or (iii) agricultural products (including grain, tobacco, meat, poultry, and sugar), aquaculture and fishing, livestock plantations, and trading of agricultural products.
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