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 $62.06B. The average expense ratio is of 1.2%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $34.82B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the DGP at 8.92%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the GraniteShares Gold Trust BAR in 08/31/17.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares11.66%
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares6.32%
GDXSProshares Ultrashort Gold Miners4.31%
UBGETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN1.01%
GLDWSPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust0.25%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-12.70%
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares-9.06%
SGDJSprott Junior Gold Miners ETF-6.35%
GDXXProShares Ultra Gold Miners-4.79%
GOEXGlobal X Gold Explorers ETF-4.62%

top creations

GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF570.12
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF250.84
IAUiShares Gold Trust239.48
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares180.68
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares148.27

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-562.78
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares-100.70
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares-74.47
DGLPowerShares DB Gold Fund-40.49
SGDMSprott Gold Miners ETF-11.38

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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