IAU

iShares Gold Trust
CLOSING PRICECHANGE (%)VOLUME
$12.02+0.04 (0.33%)5.79M
4:00:00 p.m. (ET) 03/22/2017
BZX EXCHANGE CLOSED
LAST TRADECHANGE (%)
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BID SIZEBID ($)ASK ($)ASK SIZE
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Overall Rating

B

100
as of 03/22/17

Rating Details

85
96
100
Segment Average
  • Overview
  • Efficiency
  • Tradability
  • Fit

IAU Fund Description

The iShares Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in vaults around the world.

IAU FactSet Analytics Insight

IAU is a low-cost option for investors seekingPhysical gold exposure at a very competitive price to hold physical gold. It is a very stable fund, with sizeable AUM and a grantor trust structure. The gold bars are held in vaults around the world, so those with very specific vaulting requirements should consider a fund like SGOL, which promises storage in a specific location. As with competitor GLD, investors should know that long-term gains have noteworthy tax liabilities, since IAU is considered a collectible.
Where IAU shines for buy-and-hold retail investors is its low expense ratio. Liquidity is strong as well, though traders needing maximum liquidity should consider GLD. At launch, shares of IAU corresponded to 1/100th of an ounce of gold (though this will decrease over time due to expenses), meaning that it takes more shares to reach the same exposure as a single share of GLD, a potential issue for investors paying per-share commissions. IAU has broad appeal and has earned a spot on our Analyst Pick list.

  • 1 Month
  • 3 Months
  • YTD
  • 1 Year
  • 3 Years
  • 5 Years
  • Max
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IAU Summary Data

01/21/05
Grantor Trust
0.25%
$7.84 B
$80.75 M
0.08%

IAU Portfolio Data

Physically Held
Physically Held
N/A
1

IAU Index Data

Single Asset
Single Asset
Gold Spot

Related ETFs to IAU

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

IAU Portfolio Management

0.25%
-0.24%
0.37%
-0.32%

IAU Tax Exposures

28.00% / 39.60%
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No

IAU Fund Structure

Grantor Trust
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Low
Daily
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LAST 10 TRADES
TIMEPRICESHARES
15:59:5912.01100
15:59:5912.016,200
15:59:5912.012,000
15:59:5912.011,000
15:59:5912.0110,000
15:59:5912.0110,400
15:59:4712.02100
15:59:4112.02100
15:59:3312.02100
15:59:1712.02200
Bats BZX Real-time Quote - 17:23:31
Average Spread
Premium/Discount
Volume

IAU FactSet Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 03/22/17
5
4
3
2
1

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

IAU Tradability

6,863,725
$80.75 M
6,479,823
$76.64 M
0.08%
$0.01
0%
1.73% / -2.22%
None
100.00%
50,000
129.60
0.08%
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7,374
$11.98
5

IAU Performance Statistics

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1.00
1.00
1.00
0.00%