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 ETF.com segments:

With 32 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $56.76B. The average expense ratio is 1.01%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $35.41B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 25.45%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the GraniteShares Platinum Trust PLTM in 01/22/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN7.88%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN5.32%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold4.85%
DGZDB Gold Short ETN2.89%
DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN2.83%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

UGLDVelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN-7.88%
UGLProShares Ultra Gold-5.10%
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETN-4.69%
USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN-4.36%
PLTMGraniteShares Platinum Trust-3.75%

top creations

GLDSPDR Gold Trust1,086.24
IAUiShares Gold Trust739.34
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares45.07
DGLPowerShares DB Gold Fund8.52
SIVRETFS Physical Silver Shares6.35

top redemptions

SLViShares Silver Trust-34.69
DBPPowerShares DB Precious Metals Fund-15.65
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares-8.85
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-8.29
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold-3.32

AUM WINNERS

USLVVelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN11.28%
DGLDVelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN10.81%
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETN7.23%
GLLProShares UltraShort Gold7.02%
DGZDB Gold Short ETN2.27%

AUM LOSERS

DSLVVelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN-41.65%
PLTMGraniteShares Platinum Trust-37.80%
PALLETFS Physical Palladium Shares-28.28%
ZSLProShares UltraShort Silver-15.89%
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum Shares-12.90%

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