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 28 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Gold ETFs gather total assets under management of $142.43B. The average expense ratio is 0.59%. Gold ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities
  • Equity

The largest Gold ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $77.22B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the SGDJ at 59.88%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the Pacer iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/07/19.

Top ETF Performers

JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares 11.76%
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF 11.27%
GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF 6.25%
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares 5.64%
GOEX Global X Gold Explorers ETF 5.55%

Bottom ETF Performers

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 2X Shares -14.17%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 2x Shares -8.01%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -5.24%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -4.68%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -2.96%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.12K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 815.30
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 243.90
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 169.63
OUNZ VanEck Merk Gold 24.51

Top Redemptions

JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 2X Shares -39.22
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 2x Shares -24.82
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 2X Shares -11.97
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -11.02
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -1.06

AUM Winners

IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 19.06%
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN 12.53%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 10.37%
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF 9.45%
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 9.11%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -43.87%
UBG ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN -26.54%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 2x Shares -24.98%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 2X Shares -11.01%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -3.52%

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