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 36 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $56.44B. The average expense ratio is 0.89%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $35.85B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 28.26%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the GraniteShares Platinum Trust PLTM in 01/22/18.


DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN7.95%
ZSLProShares UltraShort Silver6.14%
UBGETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN4.31%
PGMiPath Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN1.71%
GLDICredit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN1.08%


USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-11.15%
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-6.42%
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-4.67%
DBSPowerShares DB Silver Fund-3.56%
SLViShares Silver Trust-3.20%

top creations

IAUiShares Gold Trust765.82
GLDSPDR Gold Trust179.54
DBPPowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund15.57
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares13.26
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN7.38

top redemptions

SLViShares Silver Trust-127.48
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-53.31
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares-28.12
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares-17.54
AGQProShares Ultra Silver-12.16


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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