This ETF takes a multi-pronged approach to combating inflation, combining exposure to inflation-linked bonds with commodities. RRF takes a comprehensive approach to tackling a potentially tricky challenge to portfolio management, giving investors a potentially powerful tool for protecting assets against the adverse impact of rising prices. As such, this ETF could potentially be used in small doses in a long-term portfolio, smoothing out overall volatility and giving a baseline defense against inflation. More active investors may want to increase allocations as anxiety over inflation increases. RRF's core position is in inflation-protected bonds, securities with distributions that are tied to the prevailing rate of inflation. Unlike many ETFs that offer exposure to this asset class, RRF offers impressive geographic diversification; the underlying portfolio consists of U.S. TIPS, as well as bonds from issuers in developed and emerging international markets. That feature should be appealing to anyone looking to take a global approach to inflation defense, and can be useful since inflation tends to occur unevenly across the globe. The exposure to commodities is also a critical part of RRF, and this segment is further divided into a long only strategy, a long/short piece, and steady exposure to gold. RRF takes a relatively complex approach to inflation, and offers investors to implement a multi-layered approach at a relatively low price point. This fund shouldn't be expected to deliver huge gains in any environment, but can be a useful tool for those concerned about capital preservation when inflationary pressures are intensifying.
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This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (E*TRADE)
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