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 35 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs have total assets under management of $113.52B. The average expense ratio is 0.52%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $57.54B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best-performing Precious Metals ETF was DZZ at 11.54%. The most recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iShares Gold Trust Micro IAUM on 06/15/21.

Top ETF Performers

DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 1.64%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 1.39%
GLDI Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN 1.26%
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 0.95%
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 0.94%

Bottom ETF Performers

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -23.66%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -9.00%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -8.46%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust -8.02%
GLTR Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF -3.55%

Top Creations

GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 80.06
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 25.84
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF 19.36
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 15.97
IAUM iShares Gold Trust Micro 13.38

Top Redemptions

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,774.39
IAU iShares Gold Trust -210.17
SLV iShares Silver Trust -50.40
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -23.24
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF -12.03

AUM Winners

IGLD FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Target Income ETF 12.41%
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 11.00%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 10.53%
BGLD FT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETF 9.73%
IAUM iShares Gold Trust Micro 7.51%

AUM Losers

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -22.59%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -13.19%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -10.61%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -9.37%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust -8.23%

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