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  • ETF
  • GAL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.01 (0.0%)
    Time: 05/27/16
    Previous Close: $33.21
  • Category
  • Diversified Portfolio
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  • Issuer: State Street SPDR
  • Structure: ETF
  • Expense Ratio: 0.35%
  • ETF Home Page: Home page
  • Inception: Apr 26, 2012
  • Tax Form: 1099
  • Tracks This Index: n/a

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $30.38
  • 52 Week Hi: $35.17
  • AUM: $184.2 M
  • Shares: 5.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 25,183
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 27,215

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Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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GAL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- AOR
Expenses A AOA

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GAL In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

GAL Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
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% Assets in Top 10
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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 25.79%
International Stocks 25.04%
U.S. Bonds 28.24%
International Bonds 3.1%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 16.42%
Other 1.41%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Real Estate 13.05%
Technology 6.38%
Consumer Cyclical 6.34%
Consumer Defensive 5.82%
Financial Services 4.54%
Industrials 4.46%
Health Care 4.29%
Basic Materials 2.03%
Communication Services 1.82%
Energy 1.35%
Utilities 0.66%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 20.41%
Large 16.36%
Medium 10.09%
Small 2.9%
Micro 0.26%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 25.75%
Europe 11.69%
Japan 5.28%
Asia (Developed) 2.19%
Australia 1.86%
Canada 1.42%
Asia (Emerging) 0.23%
Middle East 0.14%
Africa 0.07%
Latin America 0.03%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 50.42%
Emerging 0.34%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 53.84%
Spain 0.98%
Japan 5.36%
United Kingdom 3.78%
France 2.99%
Germany 2.23%
Canada 2.04%
Australia 1.86%
Switzerland 1.24%
Netherlands 1.24%
Other 24.44%

Bond Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Treasury 0.0%
TIPS 0.0%
U.S. Agency 0.0%
MBS 0.0%
U.S. Corporate 0.0%
Asset-Backed 0.0%
Convertible 0.0%
Muni 0.0%
Foreign Government 0.0%
Foreign Corporate 0.0%
Other 100.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 3.77%
1% to 2% 3.25%
2% to 3% 6.11%
3% to 4% 5.14%
4% to 5% 4.22%
5% to 6% 3.9%
6% to 7% 2.57%
7% to 8% 1.19%
8% to 9% 0.59%
9% to 10% 0.31%
Greater Than 10% 0.3%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 55.81%
AA 2.04%
A 7.5%
BBB 8.99%
BB 10.96%
B 10.82%
Below B 3.88%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 4.07%
3-5 Years 4.99%
5-7 Years 5.41%
7-10 Years 5.43%
10-15 Years 1.72%
15-20 Years 0.4%
20-30 Years 8.95%
30+ Years 0.36%

GAL Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 8 other ETFs in the Diversified Portfolio ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

GAL Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

1 Week Return
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4 Week Return
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13 Week Return
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26 Week Return
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1 Year Return
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3 Year Return
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5 Year Return
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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.

GAL Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
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GAL Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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GAL Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
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20 Day Volatility
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50 Day Volatility
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200 Day Volatility
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Standard Deviation
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  • 20 Day MA: $33.06
  • 60 Day MA: $32.91
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.17
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.90
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 16.67
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 21.43
  • RSI 10 Day: 59
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 52

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $32.68
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $33.34
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $32.77
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $33.35
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $32.80
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $33.43

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $33.12
  • Support Level 2: $33.03
  • Resistance Level 1: $33.32
  • Resistance Level 2: $33.43


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 43.46
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 71.99
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 45.32
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 59.72

Fact Sheet

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