IAUF

iShares Gold Strategy ETF
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IAUF Fund Description

IAUF is actively managed to maximize correlation to an index that tracks the spot price of gold.

IAUF Factset Analytics Insight

IAUF provides exposure to gold with a few twists. Though registered as an actively managed fund, it aims for high correlation to an index providing the price performance of gold. The fund primarily holds gold futures via a Cayman Islands subsidiary, along with a minority allocation to IAU, the iShares Gold Trust. The index is rebalanced quarterly. IAUF’s 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 fund charges a competitive fee, especially given its active management and offshore structure. Investors should monitor how well the fund tracks the price performance of gold.

IAUF MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

iShares Gold Strategy ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of A based on a score of 6.58 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 69th percentile within its peer group and in the 99th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

IAUF Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 11/24/20] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
IAUF -3.73% -5.88% 17.16% 21.93% -- -- --
IAUF (NAV) -5.28% -6.84% 15.49% 19.78% -- -- --
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Gold Spot -5.47% -7.43% -- 22.89% 11.72% 10.83% 2.75%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

IAUF Summary Data

Blackrock
iShares
06/06/18
Open-Ended Fund
0.25%
$21.46M
$308.37K
0.38%

IAUF Portfolio Data

Futures
Extended Term
N/A
0

IAUF Index Data

No Underlying Index
Fixed
Fixed
Gold Spot

IAUF Portfolio Management

0.25%
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IAUF Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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No

IAUF Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
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IAUF Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 11/25/20
5
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1

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 Tradability

4,896
$308.37K
2,454
$154.51K
0.38%
$0.25
0.15%
1.37% / -0.90%
None
100.00%
50,000
0.05
0.01%
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0
$60.26
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.£lf£

IAUF Performance Statistics

0.62
0.82
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IAUF MSCI ESG Ratings

6.58 / 10
98.54
68.97
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