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 $79.97B. The average expense ratio is 0.80%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $41.09B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the NUGT at 171.63%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 23.93%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 23.93%
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 22.54%
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 22.54%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 20.98%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -30.50%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -30.50%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -27.10%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -27.10%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -20.30%

TOP CREATIONS

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.35K
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.35K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 603.90
IAU iShares Gold Trust 603.90
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 102.20

TOP REDEMPTIONS

JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -187.90
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -187.90
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -128.32
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -128.32
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF -88.83

AUM WINNERS

GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 51.87%
GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 51.87%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 39.28%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 39.28%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 37.85%

AUM LOSERS

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -13.88%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -13.88%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -11.97%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -11.97%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -6.56%

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