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This ETN offers exposure to agricultural commodities, seeking to replicate a well-known commodity benchmark. Given this relatively narrow focus, RJA probably doesn't have much use for those building a long-term buy-and-hold portfolio; it will be better suited to those looking to implement a shorter-term tactical tilt towards agricultural commodities. RJA is just one of many options out there for exposure to agriculture, and the low volume and occasionally wide spreads may be cause for concern. RJA can be an effective tool for gaining exposure to agricultural commodities, but DBA offers better liquidity while UAG is cheaper. It should be noted that this product is an ETN, meaning that unlike ETFs (such as DBA) it will expose investors to the credit risk of the issuing institution but will avoid issued related to tracking error (which can be material in the commodity space). Moreover, the tax treatment across commodity ETFs and ETNs may be unique. And it is critical to note that the underlying index consists to futures contracts; as such, RJA won't necessarily offer exposure to spot agriculture prices.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for RJA 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 section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
This ETF is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.
There are 15 other ETFs in the Agricultural Commodities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of RJA relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
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