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This ETN gives investors futures-based exposure to the price of corn, wheat, soybeans, and soybean-oil, a specific basket of commodities that often receive minimal weightings in broad-based agricultural or commodity products. As such, GRU can be a useful tool for achieving a very specific type of exposure, and may perform well in environments where food prices face upward pressure. This product is probably way too targeted for those building a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio; GRU is most useful as a means of establishing a shorter-term tactical tilt towards a specific corner of the commodity market. There are a couple noteworthy attributes of this GRU: as an ETN, this product is a debt instrument that exposes investors to credit risk of the issuing institution but generally avoids tracking error. Moreover, the ETN structure may result in unique tax consequences. Additionally, it should be noted that the underlying index consists of futures contracts, meaning that GRU won't necessarily track the performance of spot grains prices. The slope of the futures curve can have a potentially big impact on returns, depending on the environment and market prices.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GRU 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 Agricultural Commodities 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 not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 4 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities 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.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of GRU 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.