Precious Metals ETF Overview

Precious metals ETFs cover ETPs that track or hold baskets of precious metals. They are dominated, like our benchmark, by portfolios consisting almost entirely of a heavy allocation to gold and roughly 15-25% to silver. Precious metals ETFs can be found in the following ETF.com segments:

With 34 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $71.24B. The average expense ratio is 0.95%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $42.66B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the UGLD at 75.37%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

Top ETF Performers

PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN 10.11%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF 9.44%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 9.31%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 8.87%
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 6.92%

Bottom ETF Performers

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -14.00%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -8.67%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -4.99%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -3.34%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -3.09%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 2.62K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 894.21
SLV iShares Silver Trust 539.51
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF 65.10
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 16.71

Top Redemptions

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -19.89
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -5.56
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -0.70
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN -0.46
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -0.38

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 96.14%
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 49.08%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF 17.69%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 17.53%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 13.17%

AUM Losers

DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -8.83%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -7.55%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -1.59%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -1.22%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -1.13%

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