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GLTR takes a unique approach to commodity investing. While many funds have adopted physical backings for more stable investments, this product has taken it a step further and invested in four separate precious metals: gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. 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. Investors should take note that while this fund offers exposure to four separate metals, gold and silver account for over 85% of this basket fund. GLTR will be a good addition for investors looking for precious metal exposure that expands beyond just one of these elusive commodities.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GLTR 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 currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Charles Schwab)
There are 24 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 GLTR 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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