GOAU

U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF
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GOAU Fund Description

GOAU tracks an index of 28 precious metal mining firms listed in the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong or South Africa. Holdings are selected by fundamental factors and weighted in fixed tiers.

GOAU Factset Analytics Insight

GOAU provides an alternate take on the mining space by screening for fundamental factors and using a complex tiered weighting structure. Unlike some competitors, the fund includes royalty and streaming companies, which provide capital to mining start-ups in exchange for a stake in the eventual production.GOAU starts by screening out mining firms that are financed primarily with debt. Miners in the top 10% by revenue per employee are deemed “priority companies”, and the index calculates a composite score for each security—scoring priority companies by revenue/employees, operating cash flow/employees, and gross margin, and other firms by operating cash flow/enterprise value. GOAU builds its portfolio by filling a fixed, four-tier bracket of 28 names, starting with the highest-scored priority companies and then moving down the list of other firms. Tier 1 contains three names, weighted at 10% each, which must be gold or silver miners directly listed in the US or Canada, with at least $1 billion in market cap. These requirements become less stringent with each tier—Tier 4 consists of ten names, weighted at 2% each, listed outside North America, with at least $200 million in market cap. GOAU reconstitutes quarterly.The fund is reasonably priced in light of its methodology. GOAU is the second fund from issuer US Global.

GOAU MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BBB based on a score of 4.68 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.

The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF ranks in the 35th percentile within its peer group and in the 17th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/06/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
GOAU 3.44% 31.07% 47.41% 62.34% -- -- --
GOAU (NAV) 4.29% 30.18% 47.19% 63.06% -- -- --
MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners IMI Index 0.81% 27.72% 42.97% 68.99% 0.58% 3.06% -3.71%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

GOAU Summary Data

US Global
06/27/17
Open-Ended Fund
0.60%
$33.56M
$1.02M
0.48%

GOAU Portfolio Data

$6.13B
-14.94
1.63
0.32%
N/A
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GOAU Index Data

U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners Index
Tiered
Fundamental
MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners IMI Index

GOAU Portfolio Management

0.60%
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GOAU Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

GOAU Fund Structure

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No
No
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GOAU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/16/19
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of GOAU. GOAU is rated a 2 out of 5.

GOAU Tradability

60,584
$1.02M
44,227
$719.26K
0.48%
$0.08
-0.01%
1.93% / -1.15%
None
83.00%
50,000
0.57
0.04%
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$17.23
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GOAU Sector/Industry Breakdown


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
91.13%
93.47%
7.29%
0.76%
1.58%
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GOAU Top 10 Holdings[View All]

9.39%
9.35%
5.19%
4.46%
4.03%
3.97%
3.63%
3.63%
3.54%
57.68%

GOAU Countries


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
57.88%
51.46%
15.14%
11.78%
12.77%
18.30%
7.65%
3.35%
6.56%
12.16%
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0.70%
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2.25%

GOAU Regions


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
70.64%
69.76%
15.14%
11.78%
7.65%
4.05%
6.56%
12.16%
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2.25%

GOAU Economic Development


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
84.86%
85.27%
15.14%
14.73%

GOAU Performance Statistics

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MSCI ACWI Select Gold Miners IMI Index

GOAU MSCI ESG Ratings

BBB
4.68 / 10
17.20
34.66
2.98%
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513.37

GOAU Benchmark Comparison Holdings

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35
13
25.54%

GOAU Benchmark Comparison Summary


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
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35
$6.13B
$14.18B
-14.94
-28.36
1.63
1.57
0.77%
0.79%
High
High

GOAU Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


GOAU
Segment Benchmark
13.56%
42.30%
39.86%
36.43%
37.33%
19.73%
9.24%
1.53%