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 32 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Gold ETFs gather total assets under management of $60.58B. The average expense ratio is 0.85%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $31.85B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the GOAU at 9.82%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust GLDM in 06/25/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN13.33%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold8.61%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN8.50%
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares5.36%
DGZDB Gold Short ETN4.34%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-12.14%
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETN-8.34%
UGLProShares Ultra Gold-8.09%
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares-6.76%
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares-5.36%

top creations

GDXVanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF937.20
BARGraniteShares Gold Trust 245.83
GDXJVanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF239.85
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares189.37
JNUGDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares93.69

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-1,147.24
IAUiShares Gold Trust-716.50
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares-231.63
DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares-150.78
DGLInvesco DB Gold Fund-49.18

AUM WINNERS

GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust178.76%
GLDWSPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust13.13%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN12.86%
NUGTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares12.21%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN9.84%

AUM LOSERS

DUSTDirexion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares-31.37%
JDSTDirexion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares-16.14%
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETN-13.72%
RINGiShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF-12.41%
UGLProShares Ultra Gold-10.38%

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: SEC Rule's Impact

Dave Nadig discusses the implications of the SEC's latest ETF rule proposal, plus a chat with Salt Financial's CIO and insights on two newly launched ETFs.  

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: Gold Fund Debuts; Vanguard Goes ESG

Plus, VanEck announced the closure of two of its ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

Gold ETF ‘MiniShares’ Debut

State Street Global Advisors rolls out physical gold ETF covering 1/100 of an ounce.

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ETF Prime Podcast: 2018's Hottest Launches

Lara Crigger joins the show to discuss attention-grabbing new ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: Gold Fund Debuts; Whiskey ETF Closing

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Daily ETF Watch

iShares Gold ETF Debuts

Technically active, BlackRock’s new gold fund comes structured as a 1940 Act fund.

 

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