Precious Metals ETF Overview

Precious metals ETFs cover ETPs that track or hold baskets of precious metals. They are dominated, like our benchmark, by portfolios consisting almost entirely of a heavy allocation to gold and roughly 15-25% to silver. Precious metals ETFs can be found in the following segments:

With 33 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $53.49B. The average expense ratio is of 0.93%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $34.42B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 34.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the GraniteShares Gold Trust BAR in 08/31/17.


DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN24.60%
ZSLProShares UltraShort Silver16.04%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN6.89%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN4.90%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold4.58%


USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-21.95%
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-14.23%
USVETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN-8.60%
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-7.46%
DBSPowerShares DB Silver Fund-7.43%

top creations

IAUiShares Gold Trust291.95
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN27.69
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares6.20
AGQProShares Ultra Silver3.47
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares3.22

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-450.16
DGLPowerShares DB Gold Fund-16.29
SLViShares Silver Trust-9.66
DBPPowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund-7.61
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold-7.18


PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares9.83%
GLDWSPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust7.74%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN4.98%
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares3.66%
DGZDB Gold Short ETN2.50%


BLNGiPath Pure Beta Precious Metals ETN-32.54%
DGLPowerShares DB Gold Fund-21.92%
JJPiPath Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN-19.91%
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-14.35%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold-7.93%

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