IAU

iShares Gold Trust
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

IAU Fund Description

IAU tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in vaults around the world.

IAU Factset Analytics Insight

IAU is an efficient way for investors to hold physical gold. The fund removes the complexities for retail investors of buying, transporting, storing and insuring physical gold. Using a grantor trust structure, the fund is a very stable fund. The underlying gold bars are held in vaults around the world, with an inventory list available on the Issuers website. Similar to its competitor, GLD, investors should know that long-term gains have noteworthy tax liabilities, since IAU is considered a collectible.The daily NAV of the trust is based on that day’s LBMA Gold Price PM. Where IAU shines for buy-and-hold retail investors is its lower handle and low expense ratio. At launch, shares of IAU corresponded to 1/100th of an ounce of gold (though this will decrease over time due to expenses). The fund is a solid choice for gold investors.

IAU Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 09/29/20] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
IAU -4.22% 5.97% 23.72% 25.28% 13.24% 10.40% 3.43%
IAU (NAV) -3.80% 6.27% 23.42% 26.11% 13.40% 10.46% 3.45%
Gold Spot -3.75% 6.34% -- 26.45% 13.68% 10.72% 3.45%
Gold Spot -3.75% 6.34% -- 26.45% 13.68% 10.72% 3.72%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

IAU Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
01/21/05
Grantor Trust
0.25%
$30.97B
$505.60M
0.05%

IAU Portfolio Data

Physically Held
Physically Held
N/A
1

IAU Index Data

Gold Spot
Single Asset
Single Asset
Gold Spot

IAU Portfolio Management

0.25%
-0.31%
-0.21%
-0.42%

IAU Tax Exposures

28.00% / 39.60%
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No

IAU Fund Structure

Grantor Trust
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
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IAU Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 09/30/20
5
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3
2
1

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

IAU Tradability

27,143,786
$505.60M
25,732,692
$481.73M
0.05%
$0.01
0.07%
2.07% / -2.55%
None
100.00%
50,000
514.65
0.08%
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145,234
$17.97
5

IAU Sector Breakdown


IAU
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

IAU Top 10 Targeted Commodity Weights

100.00%
100%

IAU Tenor Strategy

IAU holds physical bullion. Prices will reflect the current spot market values.

IAU Rolling Strategy

Since IAU holds physical bullion rather than futures contracts, it does not have a roll strategy.

IAU Performance Statistics

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