This ETF is one of the many funds that offers exposure to multiple asset classes through a single ticker. GAL in particular targets a mix of roughly 60% equities and 40% fixed income. As such, this fund will appeal to investors looking to preserve capital, while also generating a meaningful current income without having to stomach excessive portfolio volatility. While using a product like GAL simplifies the portfolio construction process, there are some drawbacks to this approach as well. First and foremost, because risk tolerances and objectives vary from investor to investor, it's unlikely that the one size fits all approach will work perfectly for you. There’s also the issue of expenses; as a fund-of-funds, GAL has multiple layers of fees and more seasoned investors may be capable of constructing a similar portfolio on their own. However, this ETF is actively-managed and boasts one of the cheapest price tags in the Diversified Portfolio ETFdb Category; investors looking for an all-in-one strategy should also consider PERM and IYLD.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GAL 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 Diversified Portfolio 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 Category.
|0% to 1%||3.89%|
|1% to 2%||3.48%|
|2% to 3%||5.54%|
|3% to 4%||4.82%|
|4% to 5%||3.38%|
|5% to 6%||3.88%|
|6% to 7%||2.25%|
|7% to 8%||1.36%|
|8% to 9%||0.7%|
|9% to 10%||0.39%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.35%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 10 other ETFs in the Diversified Portfolio ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.
The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of GAL 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 Category.
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