Physically Held ETF Overview

There are 14 Physically Held ETFs which can be found in the following ETF.com analytics segments:


The largest Physically Held ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) with $35.41 B in assets under management and an expense ratio of 0.40% with a trailing 12 month gain of 2.85%. The best-performing ETF over the last 12 months was the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) with a total return of 25.45%. The most-recent ETF launched was the GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM) in January 2018.

Weekly ETF Flows

2018 ETF Flows Top $100B

Year-to-date inflows cross the $100 billion mark for the first time.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Bond ETF Liquidity & QQQ's Strange Popularity

ETF.com's Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Daily Hot Reads

Mon. Hot Reads: 4 Charts Of The Week

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ETF Report

 Commodities In Review

Metals lagged, while energy commodities shined.

Features and News

Huge YTD Flows Into 2 Gold ETFs

Market volatility and worries about inflation had investors seeking these two safe havens.

ETF Report

Bitcoin Nipping At Gold Demand

Despite the media hype, don’t expect gold to go anywhere.

Daily Hot Reads

Mon. Hot Reads: Avoiding A FAANG-Led Decline

Plus, a comparison of ETFs vs. traditional index mutual funds.

Weekly ETF Flows

ETF Inflows Rebound, Now $71B For Year

Stabilization in markets gave investors confidence to tiptoe back into ETFs.

ETF Report

 2017 ETF.com Annual Awards

Every year, ETF.com seeks to recognize the people, firms and products that took the ETF industry to the next level. Here are the winners and finalists.