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 32 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $139.80B. 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 $78.55B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the AGQ at 88.81%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iPath Silver ETN SBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 11.80%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN 4.30%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 3.81%
SIVR Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF 2.82%
GLTR Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF 2.80%

Bottom ETF Performers

ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -8.05%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -5.64%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -1.92%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -1.68%
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund 0.41%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 899.86
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 602.77
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 295.90
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 195.74
SLV iShares Silver Trust 149.15

Top Redemptions

PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN 0
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund 0
JJP iPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN 0
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 0
USV ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN 0

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 440.40%
DBS Invesco DB Silver Fund 39.26%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN 16.06%
OUNZ VanEck Merk Gold 11.64%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 10.64%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -10.09%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -1.53%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -0.81%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -0.15%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 0.05%

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