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 34 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $51.42B. The average expense ratio is 0.96%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $31.85B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 9.55%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust GLDM in 06/25/18.


DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN20.96%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN14.15%
ZSLProShares UltraShort Silver13.51%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold9.26%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN9.19%


USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-18.82%
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-12.82%
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-12.35%
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-10.14%
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETN-8.59%

top creations

BARGraniteShares Gold Trust 245.83
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN73.56
UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN12.23
SLViShares Silver Trust4.44
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares4.05

top redemptions

GLDSPDR Gold Trust-1,147.24
IAUiShares Gold Trust-716.50
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares-231.63
DGLInvesco DB Gold Fund-49.18
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares-22.34


GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares Trust249.75%
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN27.48%
ZSLProShares UltraShort Silver23.98%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN12.70%
GLDWSPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust12.49%


DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-24.94%
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-14.13%
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-13.99%
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETN-13.72%
UGLProShares Ultra Gold-11.60%

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