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 $91.08B. 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 $46.78B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Gold ETF was the NUGT at 55.95%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Gold space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 6.12%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 4.19%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 4.12%
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 2.40%
IAU iShares Gold Trust 2.37%

Bottom ETF Performers

DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -6.27%
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -5.18%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -4.19%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -4.17%
SGDJ Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF -2.88%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 597.97
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 504.91
GDX VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF 370.86
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 106.73
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 95.33

Top Redemptions

GDXJ VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF -178.11
NUGT Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -56.11
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares -32.12
JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -6.86
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -2.55

AUM Winners

IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 52.43%
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund 26.85%
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF 15.67%
GBUG iPath Gold ETN 14.07%
JNUG Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3X Shares 12.34%

AUM Losers

JDST Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares -23.85%
DUST Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bear 3x Shares -8.19%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -4.46%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -3.07%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -2.92%

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