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 36 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $72.78B. The average expense ratio is 0.93%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $42.99B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 52.90%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 11.63%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 7.69%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN 6.45%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 4.37%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN 3.63%

Bottom ETF Performers

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -12.59%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -8.18%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -7.07%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -4.62%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -4.52%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 700.02
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF 94.45
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 44.66
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 31.89
DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund 16.75

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -240.58
SLV iShares Silver Trust -122.43
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust -26.96
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -7.25
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -3.08

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 12.74%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 11.07%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN 9.75%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN 6.58%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 6.54%

AUM Losers

JJP iPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN -21.57%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -12.23%
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -11.79%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -9.91%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold -6.57%

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