GLD SPDR Gold Trust

Price $117.01
Today's Change -0.29 (-0.25%)
Today's Volume 9.46 M
3:45pm (ET) 05/25/16

Overall Rating

A

100
as of 05/25/16

Rating Details

88
100
100
Segment Average
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
    88
  • Tradability
    100
  • Fit
    100

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 inExtremely liquid physical gold exposure physical gold. NAV is set at 10 AM EST based upon the London PM 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. 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
Performance [as of 05/24/16] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
GLD-0.50%-0.26%15.61%1.47%-4.29%-4.63%6.24%
GLD (NAV)-0.76%1.13%17.15%2.22%-3.46%-3.94%6.31%
Gold Spot--------------
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

GLD Top 10 Contracts

GLD Summary Data

SSgA
11/12/04
Grantor Trust
0.40%
$35.05 B
$1.17 B
0.01%

GLD Portfolio Data

Physically Held
Physically Held
N/A
1

GLD Index Data

Gold Spot
Single Asset
Single Asset
Gold Spot
Total Return
  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
Performance [as of 05/24/16] 1 Month 3 Month YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years 10 Years
GLD-0.50%-0.26%15.61%1.47%-4.29%-4.63%6.24%
GLD (NAV)-0.76%1.13%17.15%2.22%-3.46%-3.94%6.31%
Gold Spot--------------
Gold Spot--------------
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

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
Average Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

GLD FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 05/25/16
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade 25,000 shares of GLD. GLD is rated a 5 out of 5.

GLD Tradability

9,745,144
$1.17 B
8,918,961
$1.06 B
0.01%
$0.01
-0.01%
2.68% / -1.91%
Full
100.00%
100,000
89.19
0.02%
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3,396,529
$117.30
5

GLD Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.00%

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