Physically Held ETF Overview

With 15 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Physically Held ETFs have total assets under management of $126.04B. The average expense ratio is 0.40%. Physically Held ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Physically Held ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $69.24B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Physically Held ETF was SIVR at 39.37%. The most recent ETF launched in the Physically Held space was the Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF AAAU on 07/26/18.

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Shh! Commodity ETFs Quietly Rallying

The asset class has outperformed U.S. stocks over the past six months.

Daily ETF Watch

First Trust Adds Buffered Gold ETF

It also launched a second laddered ETF-of-ETFs that holds other defined outcome funds. 

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Best Of 2020: Robinhood's Favorite ETFs

The list of the most popular ETFs on the Robinhood trading platform reveals some surprises.

Daily ETF Watch

Goldman Takes Over Gold ETF

Goldman takes over Perth Mint’s ETF, while the only dedicated coal ETF has shuttered.


ETF Working Lunch: Ensuring Product Quality

Joining us is Samara Cohen, managing director and co-head of iShares Markets and Investments.

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Best Of 2020: What It Means When ETFs Reverse Split

Why have so many leveraged and inverse ETFs reverse split their shares lately?

ETF Report

Commodities In Review: December 2020

The top performer was in the energy sector.

Features and News

Stock ETFs Close Just Short Of Record

The S&P 500 briefly topped 3,600 for the first time.


ETF Prime Podcast: What's Fueling Volatility

The key basics of the Cboe Volatility Index and volatility-related exchange-traded products.