Physically Held ETF Overview

With 15 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Physically Held ETFs gather total assets under management of $134.43B. 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 $77.63B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Physically Held ETF was the SIVR at 35.76%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Physically Held space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

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