The best natural gas ETFs/ETCs

How to invest in natural gas using ETFs/ETCs

0.49% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of natural gas ETFs/ETCs
on natural gas, which is tracked by ETFs
on natural gas
 
The best indices for natural gas ETFs/ETCs

How can I invest in natural gas?

With ETFs you not only have the opportunity to invest in equity or bonds. You can also participate in the price development of commodities like natural gas. However, there are a few things you should know: commodity ETFs always track a whole basket of different commodities, covering at least some of the following segments:
 

Why there are no natural gas ETFs in most European countries

There are no natural gas ETFs that are domiciled within the European Union. This is due to the regulatory framework which is defined by the UCITS directive. According to these guidelines, an index (and thus also corresponding ETFs) must always provide a minimum degree of diversification and may not consist of only one component. Consequently, regulations in the EU do not allow the launch of a natural gas ETF.

If you want to invest in a single commodity like natural gas, you can do so via Exchange Traded Commodities (ETC). Please have a look at our article "What is an ETC?" for a detailed explanation of the similarities and differences between ETFs and ETCs.
 

Swap-based natural gas ETCs

ETCs track the value of natural gas based on futures contracts. Natural gas ETCs are backed with collateral, which is usually checked on a daily basis. The collateral is in the form of cash investments or securities with top credit standing.

Natural gas ETCs are a suitable instrument for participating in the price development of natural gas. Keep in mind, however, that you are investing in futures contracts and not directly in natural gas. In this investment guide you will find all ETCs that allow you to invest in natural gas.
 

Bloomberg Natural Gas (EUR Hedged) performance

1 month: -12.50%
1 year: -61.64%
3 years: -66.67%
5 years: -87.04%
 

Natural gas ETFs/ETCs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a natural gas ETF or ETC one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all natural gas ETFs/ETCs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all natural gas ETFs/ETCs in detail
Compare all natural gas ETFs/ETCs in a chart

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
WisdomTree Natural GasJE00BN7KB334 79 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Jersey Swap-based

Source: justETF.com; As of 02/03/2024

 

Return comparison of all natural gas ETFs/ETCs

The table shows the returns of all natural gas ETFs/ETCs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
WisdomTree Natural Gas -8.75% -27.43% -42.23% -58.68% -59.36%
ETF   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
WisdomTree Natural Gas -21.10% -66.92% 31.67% 28.33% -44.44%

Source: justETF.com; As of 29/02/2024; Calculations in GBP including dividends