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 35 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $47.27B. The average expense ratio is 0.94%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $28.67B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the DSLV at 78.56%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.


DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 22.75%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 14.88%
PALL ETFS Physical Palladium Shares 6.92%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN 1.47%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN 1.29%


USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -21.40%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -14.08%
USV ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN -8.74%
DBS Invesco DB Silver Fund -7.97%
SLV iShares Silver Trust -7.08%


IAU iShares Gold Trust 52.85
PPLT ETFS Physical Platinum Shares 35.06
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 27.89
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 19.09
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 12.07


GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,730.43
SGOL ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares -23.46
GLTR ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares -11.63
PALL ETFS Physical Palladium Shares -8.77
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -7.73


AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 2,545.05%
GLDW SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust 6.93%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 4.28%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN 1.83%
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 1.32%


USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -17.14%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -16.12%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -11.52%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN -9.11%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -8.47%

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