This ETF offers targeted exposure to mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued by GNMA, a unique corner of the domestic fixed income market that has had its shares of ups and downs over the years. The GNMA portfolio will generally consist of bonds with strong credit ratings, though history has taught investors that these ratings are not always worth all that much. GNMA focuses on types of bonds that are often included in broad-based bond funds such as AGG or BND, so this fund might not be all that useful for those building a long-term portfolio (since it is a bit targeted). But it can certainly be very useful as a tactical tool for establishing exposure to this segment in the market for those who believe it offers superior risk adjusted returns or is poised for a period of strong performance. GNMA tends to be tilted towards the long end of the duration spectrum, so investors will be taking on a fair amount of interest rate risk along with some moderate credit risk with this investment. There are a handful of other ETFs in the Mortgage Backed Securities ETFdb Category; investors would be wise to compare the risk and return characteristics of these products before establishing a position.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GNMA 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 Mortgage Backed Securities 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.
|Cash And Equivalents||51.37%|
|Agency Mortgage Backed||46.43%|
|Commercial Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|Non Agency Residential Mortgage Backed||0.0%|
|US Municipal Tax Advantaged||0.0%|
|0% to 1%||0.0%|
|1% to 2%||0.0%|
|2% to 3%||8.19%|
|3% to 4%||35.21%|
|4% to 5%||2.28%|
|5% to 6%||0.76%|
|6% to 7%||0.0%|
|7% to 8%||0.0%|
|8% to 9%||0.0%|
|9% to 10%||0.0%|
|Greater Than 10%||0.0%|
|Less Than 1 Year||0.0%|
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Fidelity)
There are 2 other ETFs in the Mortgage Backed Securities 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 GNMA 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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