IAUFiShares Gold Strategy ETF
IAUF Fund Description
IAUF follows an index that provides exposure to the price performance of gold by holding gold futures and gold ETPs.
IAUF Factset Analytics Insight
IAUF provides exposure to gold with a few twists. The Underlying Index allocates 76% to Bloomberg Gold Tracker Total Return Index (Tracker Index) and 24% to iShares Gold Trust (IAU). The Tracker Index holds a long position on liquid gold futures contracts traded on the CME. To provide maximum liquidity, October gold contract is excluded due to its low trading volume and open interest . The gold futures are held via a Cayman Islands subsidiary. IAUFs structure addresses two of the sticking points associated with gold exposure. First, IAUF shareholders will receive a 1099 form at tax time, similar to other equity positions, not the K-1 typically associated with commodity pools. Second, capital gains in the fund are taxed at the usual rates, not the higher collectibles rate associated with physical gold investments. The Underlying Index and fund are rebalanced quarterly. Prior to March 1, 2021, the fund was actively managed, aiming to maximize correlation with the Underlying Index.
IAUF MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
iShares Gold Strategy ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.10 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. iShares Gold Strategy ETF ranks in the 53th percentile within its peer group and in the 19th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
IAUF Portfolio Management
IAUF Tax Exposures
IAUF Fund Structure
IAUF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of IAUF. IAUF is rated a 5 out of 5.
IAUF Tenor Strategy
IAUF selects contracts according to a fixed schedule. The fund holds the contract for every even-numbered month, skipping October.
IAUF Rolling Strategy
IAUF’s contracts roll over a three-day period starting on the 4th to last business day of the month preceding the expiration month.