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 segments:

With 32 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $114.49B. The average expense ratio is 0.54%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $69.17B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the DGP at 81.22%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 28.64%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 11.74%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 10.49%
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF 6.06%
SLV iShares Silver Trust 5.85%

Bottom ETF Performers

DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -16.57%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -12.73%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -9.96%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -6.35%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -0.52%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 3.14K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 791.57
SLV iShares Silver Trust 621.14
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 294.85
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 98.55

Top Redemptions

DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -10.29
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -3.26
SBUG iPath Silver ETN -0.15
DBS Invesco DB Silver Fund 0
JJP iPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN 0

AUM Winners

UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 54.83%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 47.30%
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 22.99%
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 19.53%
DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund 15.87%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -14.95%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -14.02%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -7.30%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust -5.71%
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund 1.54%

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