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This ETF is designed to deliver a unique way for investors to protect their portfolios from the adverse impacts associated with an uptick in inflation. As such, RINF can be used in a number of different ways; it may have appeal as a core holding in long-term portfolios, or as a more tactical allocation when expectations for inflation increase. This ETF should be viewed as an alternative to traditional TIPS, which are generally the default tool for protecting against inflation. Despite their popularity, there are some significant drawbacks with TIPS--specifically, they are bonds that can be impacted by changes in interest rates. Because rising interest rates often accompany jumps in inflation, the ability of this asset class to protect against rising prices may be limited. RINF taks a unique approach; because it consists of long and short positions in assets with approximately equal durations, the interest rate component is removed. That essentially isolates inflation expectations as the source of returns; if the market's expectations for inflation rise, TIPS will outperform otherwise comparable Treasuries and RINF will appreciate. This is a relatively complex ETF, and may not be appropriate for all investors. But if you're interested in making a bet on increasing expectations for inflation, RINF offers a unique way to isolate these risk factors.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RINF 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 Long-Short 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.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
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This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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