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  • ETF
  • GBF
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.18 (-0.0%)
    Time: 10/24/16
    Previous Close: $116.42
  • Category
  • Total Bond Market
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $110.69
  • 52 Week Hi: $118.69
  • AUM: $273.5 M
  • Shares: 2.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 7,509
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 8,521

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers broad-based exposure to investment grade U.S. bonds, making GBF a building block for any investor constructing a balanced long-term portfolio as well as a potentially attractive safe haven for investors pulling money out of equity markets. While GBF can potentially be a one stop shop for fixed income exposure, a close look at the composition of this fund is advised. Many may find the significant allocations to MBS and Treasuries somewhat insufficient for their return objectives; increased corporate bond exposure through LQD may result in a better balance and more attractive return. While GBF includes hundreds of individual securities, this ETF actually only holds a fraction of the bonds that make up the underlying benchmark; the sampling strategy employed avoids illiquid issues, but may lead to tracking error. GBF has reasonable levels of liquidity-- there are more liquid options out there-- but the expense ratio for this fund is pretty low and is among the lowest in the Category. However, for investors looking to avoid compounding costs and tracking error, the broad-based BND may be a better option for U.S. fixed income exposure.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GBF 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 Total Bond Market 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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GBF Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B n/a
Expenses B+ n/a

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GBF 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.

GBF Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 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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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.0%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 87.52%
International Bonds 11.39%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.04%
Cash 1.05%
Other 0.0%

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%

Bond Detailed Sector Breakdown

Bond Sector Percentage
Government 55.32%
Corporate Bond 36.69%
Government Related 4.55%
Agency Mortgage Backed 1.99%
Municipal Taxable 0.93%
Cash And Equivalents 0.23%
Convertible 0.21%
Asset Backed 0.08%
Sector Swap 0.0%
Preferred 0.0%
Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Commercial Mortgage Backed 0.0%
Bank Loan 0.0%
US Municipal Tax Advantaged 0.0%
Covered Bond 0.0%
Future Forward 0.0%
Option Warrant 0.0%

Coupon Breakdown

Coupon Range Percentage
0% to 1% 5.99%
1% to 2% 34.17%
2% to 3% 18.01%
3% to 4% 13.45%
4% to 5% 13.96%
5% to 6% 6.42%
6% to 7% 4.0%
7% to 8% 2.43%
8% to 9% 0.34%
9% to 10% 0.18%
Greater Than 10% 0.0%

Credit Quality

Credit Percentage
AAA 60.53%
AA 4.57%
A 15.53%
BBB 19.36%
BB 0.01%
B 0.0%
Below B 0.0%
Not Rated 0.0%

Maturity Breakdown

Maturity Percentage
Less Than 1 Year 0.0%
1-3 Years 26.8%
3-5 Years 20.66%
5-7 Years 15.13%
7-10 Years 13.63%
10-15 Years 2.29%
15-20 Years 2.53%
20-30 Years 17.15%
30+ Years 0.76%

GBF 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 13 other ETFs in the Total Bond Market ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

GBF Performance

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

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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 GBF relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

GBF 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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GBF Dividend

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

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GBF Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

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  • 20 Day MA: $116.50
  • 60 Day MA: $117.00
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.02
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.80
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 45.59
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 63.00
  • RSI 10 Day: 44
  • RSI 20 Day: 44
  • RSI 30 Day: 46
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 48

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $115.95
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $116.48
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $115.48
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $117.52
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $115.59
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $117.46

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $116.18
  • Support Level 2: $116.12
  • Resistance Level 1: $116.29
  • Resistance Level 2: $116.34


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 51.93
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 62.84
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 47.86
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.12

Fact Sheet

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