Gold ETF Overview

Gold ETFs offer investors a great alternative to access the gold market. From funds continuously tracking the price of gold, to funds covering the global gold mining industry, gold ETFs have amassed significant assets and have become popular instruments for investors and traders alike.

This channel will help you understand gold ETFs, how they work, the different ETFs available, their benefits and risks, and will keep you up-to-date on the latest developments.

With 30 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Gold ETFs gather total assets under management of $88.78B. The average expense ratio is 0.65%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $44.92B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the NUGT at 93.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 16.33%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 16.07%
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 14.09%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 10.56%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 9.20%

Bottom ETF Performers

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -21.14%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -17.41%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -14.48%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -9.84%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -5.01%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 76.90
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 62.46
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares 54.76
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 12.89
GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 9.79

Top Redemptions

GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF -217.84
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -153.70
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -119.62
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -91.87
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -45.00

AUM Winners

GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 37.45%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 16.51%
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 14.73%
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 10.67%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 9.40%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -20.38%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -17.31%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -16.50%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -8.98%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -8.95%

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