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 $35.85 B in assets under management and an expense ratio of 0.40% with a trailing 12 month gain of 9.31%. The best-performing ETF over the last 12 months was the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (PALL) with a total return of 28.26%. The most-recent ETF launched was the GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM) in January 2018.

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