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 33 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Gold ETFs gather total assets under management of $66.92B. The average expense ratio is 0.83%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $33.89B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the GLDW at 8.94%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares 17.50%
GDXX ProShares Ultra Gold Miners 12.07%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 9.46%
SGDM Sprott Gold Miners ETF 8.85%
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF 7.73%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -17.86%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -14.21%
GDXS Proshares Ultrashort Gold Miners -12.63%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -5.79%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -4.01%

TOP CREATIONS

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.51K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 509.68
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 119.35
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 105.72
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 48.36

TOP REDEMPTIONS

GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF -526.02
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares -116.67
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -109.71
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF -87.91
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -5.26

AUM WINNERS

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares 51.46%
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 40.34%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 34.40%
GDXX ProShares Ultra Gold Miners 26.74%
GDXS Proshares Ultrashort Gold Miners 18.37%

AUM LOSERS

JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -5.90%
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN -5.15%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -5.05%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -3.40%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -3.37%

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: From Fees To Free & Bitcoins ETFs, Too

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

Features and News

12 Hidden Gem ETFs

Presenters at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Florida came up with 12 under-the-radar ETF ideas investors should consider.

Features and News

Why January Gold Rallies Don’t Last

Gold is up so far this year, but what happens in January isn’t necessarily indicative of the rest of the year.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Gold, Crypto & ETFs

Highlighting gold ETFs, gold's role in portfolios and whether cryptoassets are a potential replacement.

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review: February 2019

Cocoa and silver stood out in a mixed month.

Features and News

Why Trading Spreads Matter For ETFs

Expense ratios get all the attention, but spreads are another important ETF cost to consider.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat! Different Ways To Invest In Gold ETFs

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here's the transcript.

ETF Strategist Corner

10 ETF Picks For 2019

It’s a good time to revisit your asset allocation, and take a more tactical approach.

Features and News

Many Flavors Of Defensive Equity ETFs

You can protect a portfolio with more than bonds and gold.