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This ETN seeks to replicate an index which is comprised of a single exchange traded futures contract, except during the roll period when the index may be comprised of two futures contracts. Unlike many commodity indices which roll their exposure to the corresponding futures contract on a monthly basis in accordance with a pre-determined roll schedule, the Index may roll into one of a number of futures contracts with varying expiration dates, as selected using the Barclays Capital Pure Beta Series 2 Methodology. This particular ETN focuses in on precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. As such it can provide investors direct exposure to an inflation hedge, potentially appreciating as the U.S. dollar weakens and and slumping when price increases slow down. As a result, the fund could see broad appeal from investors looking to establish a hedge in their portfolios. With that being said, there are a number of options in the precious metals space that are far less expensive and do not have the credit risk of an ETN either. Many investors would be better served by taking a closer look at these funds instead of this illlquid ETN.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BLNG on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Precious Metals with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 5 other ETFs in the Precious Metals ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of BLNG relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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