Physically Held ETF Overview

With 16 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Physically Held ETFs gather total assets under management of $52.85B. The average expense ratio is 0.42%. Physically Held ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Physically Held ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $31.64B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Physically Held ETF was the PALL at 41.52%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Physically Held space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF 6.78%
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN 0.60%
GLDW SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust -0.73%
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -0.77%
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF -0.88%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust -89.29%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -10.80%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -3.16%
SLV iShares Silver Trust -2.97%
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF -2.93%

TOP CREATIONS

IAU iShares Gold Trust 89.78
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 19.62
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 5.81
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 5.48
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 4.55

TOP REDEMPTIONS

SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF -25.19
GLTR Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF -9.74
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -0.34
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -0.02
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF 0

AUM WINNERS

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 21.82%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF 3.23%
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 3.17%
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 1.67%
IAU iShares Gold Trust 0.86%

AUM LOSERS

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -14.62%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -5.75%
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF -1.87%
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN -1.83%
SLV iShares Silver Trust -1.75%

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