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  • ETF
  • GRU
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.04 (0.01%)
    Time: 01/13/17
    Previous Close: $3.83
  • Category
  • Agricultural Commodities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $3.64
  • 52 Week Hi: $4.98
  • AUM: $4.3 M
  • Shares: 1.1 M

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Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 4,479
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 4,525

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Analyst Report

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.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

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.

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GRU Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ DBA
Expenses B- TAGS

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GRU 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.

GRU Holdings

Holdings data for this ETF is not available.

GRU 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.

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There are 0 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

GRU Valuation

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

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GRU Dividend

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

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GRU 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: $3.79
  • 60 Day MA: $3.81
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.09
  • MACD 100 Period: 0.07
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 5.56
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 4.35
  • RSI 10 Day: 61
  • RSI 20 Day: 55
  • RSI 30 Day: 53
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 72

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $3.73
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $3.87
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $3.69
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $3.88
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $3.69
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $3.88

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $3.80
  • Support Level 2: $3.74
  • Resistance Level 1: $3.90
  • Resistance Level 2: $3.94


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 66.43
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 84.46
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 58.36
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 82.23

Fact Sheet

A fact sheet is not available for this ETF. Please visit the GRU ETF home page for more information.

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