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 $82.93B. The average expense ratio is 0.81%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $42.07B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the NUGT at 102.40%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN 3.83%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 2.70%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN 2.63%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 1.82%
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 1.56%

Bottom ETF Performers

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -8.12%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -4.43%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -4.42%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -2.92%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -2.89%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 700.02
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 101.63
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 100.64
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF 94.45
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 46.31

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -240.58
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF -108.41
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -34.79
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -26.96
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -7.25

AUM Winners

GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 13.37%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 9.10%
GOAU U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metal Miners ETF 6.71%
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 6.39%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares 4.87%

AUM Losers

RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF -13.84%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -10.51%
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -6.43%
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF -5.45%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -4.95%

Features and News

Key Trends In ETF Issuer Growth

The ETF market is growing, and the rising tide lifts all boats—but not evenly.

ETF Report

 Commodities In Review: November 2019

Commodity ETFs had a fairly positive September

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Launches Unleashed & Bob Tull

Also, an investment case for eSports and video games.

Features and News

ETF Of The Week: Palladium Motors Higher

For months, the market's only palladium fund has exhibited a strong upward climb.

Daily ETF Watch

AI-Powered Momentum ETF Debuts

The new fund from Merlyn.AI switches between equity momentum ETFs and gold and bond exposures.

Features and News

ETF Gold Holdings At Record Highs

Investors around the world have plowed nearly $18 billion into gold ETFs this year.

ETF Strategist Corner

Key ETF Indicators Tinged With Gold

Investors moderated risk in September, but there are many ETF tools for that beyond the yellow metal.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Week: Zero-Fee ETNs Debut

Plus, additional launches from Schwab, GraniteShares and ETFMG.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Commission Free Ramifications

Also, a look at GraniteShares' newest offering, 'XOUT,' and a behind-the-scenes view of the growing cannibis ETF space.