GLD

SPDR Gold Trust
B

100
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

GLD Fund Description

The SPDR Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in London vaults.

GLD Factset Analytics Insight

GLD is the largest ETF to invest directly in physical gold. NAV is determined using the LBMA PM Gold Price (formerly the London PM Gold Fix), so GLD has an extremely close relationship with spot prices. Its structure as a grantor trust protects investors; trustees cannot lend the gold bars. However, taxes on long-term gains can be steep, as GLD is deemed a collectible by the IRS. It is extremely liquid, trading at miniscule spreads. Although more expensive to hold than competitor IAU, GLD is typically cheaper to trade. Also, GLD's NAV has a larger handle, which corresponds to more gold exposure per share. Investors paying per-share commissions should find this fact appealing.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
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GLD Top 10 Holdings

GLD Summary Data

SPDR
11/18/04
Grantor Trust
0.40%
$35.54B
$803.50M
0.01%

GLD Portfolio Data

Physically Held
Physically Held
N/A
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GLD Index Data

Gold Spot
Single Asset
Single Asset
Gold Spot

Related ETFs to GLD

IAU, SGOL, OUNZ, BAR, GLDW
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max

GLD Portfolio Management

0.40%
-0.37%
0.24%
-0.44%

GLD Tax Exposures

28.00% / 39.60%
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No

GLD Fund Structure

Grantor Trust
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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TOP OF BOOK
LAST 10 TRADES
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Daily Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

GLD Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/18/18
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of GLD. GLD is rated a 5 out of 5.

GLD Tradability

6,386,466
$803.50M
5,754,831
$719.05M
0.01%
$0.01
0.06%
2.07% / -1.24%
None
100.00%
100,000
57.55
0.02%
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2,701,439
$122.21
5

GLD Sector Breakdown

GLDSegment Benchmark
100.00% 100.00%
0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00%
0.00% 0.00%

GLD Top 10 Targeted Commodity Weights

GLD Tenor Strategy

GLD holds physical bullion. Prices will reflect the current spot market values.

GLD Performance Statistics

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1.00
1.00
1.00
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GLD Rolling Strategy

Since GLD holds physical bullion rather than futures contracts, it does not have a roll strategy.

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