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This ETF seeks to replicate a benchmark that invests in futures contracts on gold, and is intended to reflect the spot price of gold. Commodity exposure in a portfolio used to be a binary choice, either one invested in them, or they did not. Now, commodities have been proven as powerful inflation hedging tools with the power to generate powerful returns for an individual portfolio. This fund is based on futures-contracts to makes it subject to the risks of contango, backwardation, and other problems that are associated with futures-backed products. Despite setbacks, this product can be a powerful tool if the investor fully understand the complexities of the ETF and how to trade it. DGL gives a unique exposure to gold, where many ETFs offer physical exposure, the futures-based approach DGL takes may be more appealing to investors who understand how to use this complex product.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for DGL 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 14 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.
This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of DGL 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.