Gold ETF Overview

Gold ETFs offer investors a great alternative to access the gold market. From funds continuously tracking the price of gold, to funds covering the global gold mining industry, gold ETFs have amassed significant assets and have become popular instruments for investors and traders alike.

This channel will help you understand gold ETFs, how they work, the different ETFs available, their benefits and risks, and will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments.

With 30 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Gold ETFs gather total assets under management of $63.94B. The average expense ratio is 0.84%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $35.65B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the UGLD at 12.62%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the GraniteShares Gold Trust BAR in 08/31/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares24.43%
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares22.75%
GDXSProshares Ultrashort Gold Miners15.87%
UBGETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN3.89%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN0.78%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares-27.16%
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-27.11%
GDXXProShares Ultra Gold Miners-16.74%
SGDJSprott Junior Gold Miners ETF-10.80%
SGDMSprott Gold Miners ETF-10.58%

top creations

IAUiShares Gold Trust765.82
GLDSPDR Gold Trust179.54
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares175.11
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares27.94
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares6.46

top redemptions

GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF-386.88
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF-173.94
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares-155.84
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-33.55
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-8.84

AUM WINNERS

GOAUU.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF62.98%
GDXXProShares Ultra Gold Miners10.57%
GLDWSPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust7.74%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN4.98%
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares3.21%

AUM LOSERS

JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares-26.30%
GDXSProshares Ultrashort Gold Miners-24.25%
DGLPowerShares DB Gold Fund-21.92%
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares-12.79%
SGDMSprott Gold Miners ETF-8.53%

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